Mets at Nationals 4/21/17 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals
MLB: 7:10 PM EST
Apr. 21, 2017
Latest Odds : NYM -140 Total 7
The New York Mets welcome in the Washington Nationals in town on Friday for the first game of the three-game series. The Mets are currently 2nd in the NL East, 8-7 on the season, and 6-4 over their last ten games. New York is 4-4 on their home field this season and 8-7 in Divisional games. The Mets have won their last four against the Nationals when DeGrom starts.
Righty Jacob deGrom will get the start on the hill for the Mets on Friday. deGrom is 0-0 on the season and has thrown 19 innings. deGrom has twenty-two strikeouts, four walks, and carries a 1.89 ERA. The Mets rank 10th in the MLB with 4.5 runs per game and 2nd in the league with 24 home runs on the season.
The Washington Nationals close out a series with the Braves on Thursday before they head north to New York. Washington is currently 1st in the NL East, 9-5 on the season, and 6-4 over their last ten games. Washington has won three straight games and is 3-2 on the road this season.
2-0 Tanner Roark will climb the mound for the Nationals on Friday night. Roark has pitched 18 innings this season, has twelve strikeouts, and two walks. Roark carries a 3.50 ERA. The Nationals rank 1st in the MLB in runs per game and 1st in the league with a .294 ERA. Washington is 7-4 against Divisional opponents this season.
Recent Betting Trends:
Mets are 4-0 in deGroms last 4 starts vs. Nationals.
Mets are 12-2 in their last 14 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Mets are 4-0 in deGroms last 4 Friday starts.
Mets are 11-5 in their last 16 games vs. a right-handed starter.
Free Betting Pick: New York Mets -140
Two teams that are playing good baseball will face off on Friday night. The winner of this series will enter next week at the top of the NL East. deGrom gets the start for the Mets and has thrown good games against the Nationals in recent history. Grab the home team in this one. Final Score Prediction, NY Mets win 4-3.