MLB Betting Prediction on NY Mets at Washington Nationals

Posted by Alex Murphy on September 7, 2015 in

It’s easy to get caught up in the hype that surrounds sporting events, even when you know that what is being so heavily sold is likely to be a bust. One event taking place this week that is sure to live up to the hype is the series between the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals. The NL East is hanging in the balance, and it could tip in the favor of whoever wins this series. The second of 3 games will go on Tuesday night in Washington with MLB lines listing no real favorite.

A Look at the MLB Betting Prediction on NY Mets at Washington Nationals & TV Info

Date: Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Time: 7:05PM
Venue: Nationals Park
Opening Line: -105 pick’em

The Mets (75-61) have a 4-game lead atop the division, but it’s a lead that has never looked truly comfortable. Last week was the perfect example of what the Mets have delivered this season, as they somehow managed to go just .500 against the Phillies and the Marlins. This was a glorious opportunity for them to cement their lead at the top, but instead, they ended up allowing the Nationals to knock 2.5 games off the lead. The Mets are a team that seem to play to the level of their opponent, so perhaps this series against the Nationals may be a blessing in disguise.

The downside here is that they are going to have to play this series on the road, where they have stumbled to a 30-37 record this season. You just get the sense that a series loss in this one could lead to a total Mets collapse. Matt Harvey (12-7, 2.60 ERA) did not have a great start the last time out, but still managed to pick up the win.

After losing the first 2 games of their series against the St. Louis Cardinals to start the week, the Nationals (71-65) knew that there was no room for error the rest of the way. You have to give this team credit for getting the job done, as they avoided the sweep against St. Louis before taking all 4 games from the Atlanta Braves. Yes, you can say that they should have taken out that Braves team as easily as they did, but those tend to be the types of series where teams let down. Take a look at what the Mets did last week if you need any kind of proof. The pitching match-ups in this series look great, and the Nationals will send Jordan Zimmermann (12-8, 3.38 ERA) to the mound, hoping that he can build on his 4-game winning streak.

Key Online Betting Trends

NY Mets is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of NY Mets’s last 20 games
NY Mets is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 13 of NY Mets’s last 16 games on the road
NY Mets is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington’s last 8 games
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games at home
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Mets

Consider This Before Placing Your Bets

This is a series that could definitely go either way, and it’s likely going to be pitching that decides it. As much as I like the Mets pitching over the series, I think the Nationals will pull out the win in this one.