Mets vs Nationals Over/Under Prediction MLB Picks 7/1

Mets vs Nationals Over/Under Prediction MLB Picks 7/1

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New York Mets vs Washington Nationals Over/Under Prediction

 

Game Summary

The New York Mets will play against the Washington Nationals on July 2, 2024, at 1:46 AM ET. The Mets, currently in contention for a playoff spot, will look to capitalize on this game to improve their standing in the NL East. The Nationals, on the other hand, are rebuilding but have shown flashes of potential with a mix of young talent and seasoned veterans. This game is crucial for both teams, albeit for different reasons. The Mets rely heavily on their pitching staff, led by their ace, while the Nationals focus on developing their young core and finding consistency in their performances.

 

Odds

Bet Odds
Over 8.5 +102
Under 8.5 -124

 

Pitching Probables

Pitcher Team W-L ERA Strikeouts
Max Scherzer NYM 8-6 3.45 136
Josiah Gray WSH 6-9 4.27 110

 

Team Previews

New York Mets

Hitting: The Mets have a balanced lineup, featuring key players like Pete Alonso and Francisco Lindor. They have been productive in terms of getting on base and driving in runs, although they have faced some inconsistency at times.

Relief Pitching: The Mets' bullpen has been solid, with Edwin Diaz as the standout closer. The relievers have managed to maintain leads and have a good strikeout rate.

Fielding: Defensively, the Mets are reliable, with a fielding percentage among the best in the league. Their infield defense, particularly with Lindor, is a strong point.

Starting Pitchers: Max Scherzer leads the rotation, providing experience and dominance. The rest of the rotation is also strong, making the Mets' pitching one of their biggest assets.

Washington Nationals

Hitting: The Nationals are developing a young lineup with potential stars like CJ Abrams and Keibert Ruiz. They have shown the ability to score in bursts but struggle with consistency.

Relief Pitching: The bullpen has been inconsistent, with some bright spots like Kyle Finnegan. However, they have blown several leads, which has been a problem throughout the season.

Fielding: Fielding is a work in progress for the Nationals. They have had their share of errors, particularly with the younger players adjusting to the major leagues.

Starting Pitchers: Josiah Gray is emerging as a reliable starter, but the rest of the rotation lacks depth and experience. This has led to some struggles in longer series.

 

Projected Starting Lineups

# New York Mets Washington Nationals
1 Brandon Nimmo Lane Thomas
2 Starling Marte CJ Abrams
3 Francisco Lindor Keibert Ruiz
4 Pete Alonso Joey Meneses
5 Jeff McNeil Jeimer Candelario
6 Brett Baty Dominic Smith
7 Mark Canha Luis Garcia
8 Omar Narvaez Riley Adams
9 Eduardo Escobar Victor Robles

 

Betting Trends

  • The total has gone under in 4 of the Mets' last 6 games.
  • The total has gone over in 5 of the Nationals' last 7 games.
  • The Mets are 5-3 in their last 8 games against the Nationals.
  • Washington is 2-6 in their last 8 home games.
  • The total has gone over in 6 of the last 10 meetings between these two teams.

 

Recent Games

Date Opponent Score W/L
June 30 Phillies 6-3 W
June 29 Phillies 2-1 L
June 28 Phillies 7-4 W
June 27 Braves 5-3 L
June 26 Braves 4-2 W
Date Opponent Score W/L
June 30 Marlins 7-5 L
June 29 Marlins 3-2 W
June 28 Marlins 4-1 L
June 27 Brewers 8-6 L
June 26 Brewers 5-4 L

 

Team Rankings

Category Mets Nationals
Hitting 10th 22nd
Starting Pitching 5th 18th
Relief Pitching 8th 26th
Fielding 6th 20th

 

Significant Betting Stats

  • The Mets have scored an average of 4.5 runs per game in their last 10 games.
  • The Nationals have allowed an average of 5.1 runs per game at home this season.
  • Max Scherzer has a career ERA of 2.92 against the Nationals.
  • Josiah Gray has a WHIP of 1.35 in day games this season.
  • The Mets' bullpen has a save percentage of 80% in June.
  • Washington has hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games.
  • The total has gone under in 6 of the Mets' last 10 road games.
  • The total has gone over in 5 of Washington's last 10 games against NL East opponents.
  • Both teams have a combined batting average of .250 in day games this season.
  • There have been 3 or more runs scored in the first inning in 5 of the Mets' last 10 games.

 

Prediction

Pick: Under 8.5 runs

This game features a strong pitching matchup with Max Scherzer and Josiah Gray on the mound. While the Nationals have struggled to produce consistent offense, the Mets' lineup has also seen its fair share of ups and downs. Scherzer's experience and ability to control games, combined with Gray's potential to limit damage, suggest a lower-scoring affair. The trends and recent performances of both teams point towards the under 8.5 runs being a solid bet.

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