Washington Nationals vs NY Mets MLB Odds and Prediction

Posted by Alex Murphy on July 31, 2015 in

With so many baseball games played during the course of the week, it can be tough to keep track of all the action in the MLB odds and lines. The weekends are where that all changes, though, as the average fan can sit back and soak up all the great games on tap. Saturday night delivers what promises to be a great game, with the NL East leading Washington Nationals welcoming in the NY Mets, who just happen to be breathing right down their necks.

How to Bet on the Washington Nationals vs NY Mets MLB Odds and Prediction

Time: Saturday, 5:10 p.m. ET
Venue: Citi Field, Flushing, New York
National TV: none
Opening line: TBA

The Washington Nationals (54-46) have not had a season that has gone as smoothly as most pundits had predicted. Their pitching, which was expected to be the best in the league, has been spotty at times, and they have had more than their fair share of injures. Despite all of that, they have still managed to build up a3-game lead atop the division, although some of that can be credited to the less than stellar performances of their division rivals. The Nats are coming into this one on a 2-game winning streak, but they are still only 5-5 in their last 10 games. Their injury hit offense, save for a few outbursts here and there, is continuing to struggle. The good news is that their pitching is holding them in there for the most part, and the addition of Jonathan Papelbon gives them a legitimate veteran closer. Joe Ross (2-3, 3.03 ERA) will pitch on Saturday as he looks to recover from back to back losses.

The New York Mets (52-50) had the lead in the division for a little stretch during the first half, but their inability to win on a consistent basis has finally caught up with them. They are getting great starts from their starting rotation, but their lack of offense is what has hurt the most. They are trying to give the line-up a little boost of power by getting Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson from the Braves, so it will be interesting to see if that moves reaps dividends in terms of their offensive output. What we do know is that they will have to do better than the 5-8 record they have posted through the early stages of the second half. The good news for the Mets is that Jacob DeGrom (10-6, 2.05 ERA) will get the start on Saturday.

Key Betting Trends

  • Washington is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Mets
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets’ last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets’ last 6 games at home

Consider This Before Placing Your Bet

DeGrom has been lights out all season long, and has given up just 2 earned runs in his last 3 starts. The Mets don’t need a lot of offense when he is on the mound, and that plays into their favor in this match-up.