The New York Mets have done a great job to this point in the season, and deservedly lead the NL East by 3.5 games, but they have to be hearing the footsteps from the Washington Nationals, who are now occupying second place. The Nats will play the final of a 3-game series against the Miami Marlins on Wednesday afternoon, and may even be in position to record a sweep, depending on how the second of the three games goes. Looking to cash in on the game? Then make sure to check out our MLB betting game preview below.
NY Mets at Washington Nationals Baseball Lines Preview & Game Info
Date: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
Venue: Nationals Park
Opening line: Washington -200
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It took the entire month of April to shake the cobwebs loose, but it now appears that the real Washington Nationals (13-14) are starting to show up. The starting rotation is finally firing on all cylinders, allowing the Nats to win 6 of their last 7 games. They have hauled themselves right back into contention by winning consecutive series against division rivals. They started out by taking 2 of 3 from the Braves before following that up with 3 of 4 against the Mets. The hot streak continued with a 6-4 win over the Marlins in the opening game of this series on Monday. Max Scherzer (1-3, 1.26 ERA) will get the start for the Nationals, and will hope to finally start getting the W’s that his solid pitching efforts have warranted.
There was no team hotter than the Miami Marlins (12-14) a couple of games back, as they were on a stretch where they won 9 of 10 games. The wheels have come off a little, and they have now lost 2 straight. They looked as though they had Game 1 of this series in the bag, as they sent ace closer Bryan Morris to the mound with a 4-2 lead. Morris took the loss while recording his first blown save of the season, which had to be a bitter pill to swallow for this Marlins squad. Miami will be looking to get back to the form that allowed them to sweep the Nationals in their last meeting, and they will send Tom Koehler (2-2, 4.67 ERA) to the mound as they try to get the win on Wednesday. Koehler only managed 5 innings in a no decision last time out, but he did pitch a gem in the outing before that one.
Key Online Betting Trends
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington’s last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington’s last 9 games at home
Washington is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Miami
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Miami
Miami is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
Miami is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami’s last 6 games on the road
Miami is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing Washington
Miami is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
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Max Scherzer has been the most consistent guy for the Nationals all season, no matter what his win/loss record says. I’m looking for him to pitch another beauty here en route to his second win of the season.