Mets at Nationals 5/15/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals
MLB: 7:05 PM EST
May. 15, 2019
Latest Odds : WAS -164 O/U 8.5
The New York Mets play the second game of a three-game series on Wednesday in the nation’s capital versus the Washington Nationals. The Mets were rained out on Sunday and off Monday, but defeated the Miami Marlins on Saturday 4-1. Jacob deGrom gave up just one run in seven innings for his first win since April 3 and ended a winless streak of five straight starts.
Washington was off on Monday but lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday 6-0. The Nationals were held hitless into the eighth inning by Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu, but Gerardo Parra doubled in the eighth with one out to break up the no-hit bid by Ryu. Brian Dozier was Washington’s only other baserunner in the game. Dozier drew a walk in the fourth inning.
Jeff McNeil leads New York with a .360 batting average and in hits with 50. Pete Alonso leads the Mets in home runs with 12 and RBIs with 32. The Mets are averaging .250 at the plate, while opposing hitters are averaging .251. On Wednesday, the Mets will send Wilmer Font to the mound. The right-hander this season is 1-0, with an ERA of 5.50, 19 Ks and 5 BBs.
Adam Eaton leads the Nationals with a .280 batting average and in hits with 45. Antony Rendon is the home run leader with six, while Juan Soto leads in RBIs with 23. The Nationals are averaging .236 at the plate, while opposing hitters are averaging .253. On Wednesday the Nationals will send Patrick Corbin to the mound. The lefthander this season is 3-1 with an ERA of 3.20, 58 Ks and 17 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends:
New York is 1-7 in its last 8 on the road
The UNDER has cashed in 9 of the Mets last 11
Washington is 2-6 in its last 8
The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Nationals last 5 versus the Mets
Free Betting Pick: Washngton Nationals -164
The Nationals return from a long west coast road trip with a day’s rest. Washington starter Patrick Corbin has won 3 of his last 5 starts with one loss one no decision over that span. The Nationals have won 4 of the southpaw’s last 5 starts. The Mets have lost 7 of the last 8 away from Citi Field and overall have lost 5 of the last 8. Final Score Prediction, Washington Nationals win 5-3.