Mets vs Nationals Prediction MLB Experts Picks 4/25

Mets vs Nationals Prediction MLB Experts Picks 4/25

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Introduction

The Washington Nationals (7-14, 5-5 away) will face off against the New York Mets (14-9, 4-2 home) in a three-game series at Citi Field. This game will take place on April 25, 2023, at 4:10 PM ET. If you're looking for expert MLB picks for today, you're in the right place. In this article, we'll preview the pitching, batting, and injury reports for both teams and give our prediction for the game.

 

Pitching

The Nationals will send Josiah Gray to the mound, while the Mets will counter with Jose Butto. Gray has had a rough start to the season, going 0-4 with a 3.74 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP in 21.2 innings pitched. He has also given up four home runs in his last three starts. Gray has struggled against the Mets in his career, allowing nine runs in just 5.2 innings pitched.

On the other hand, Butto has only made one start this season, but he was impressive in his five innings pitched, giving up only one run on five hits and two walks while striking out two. He has yet to face the Nationals in his career.

 

Batting

The Nationals have been struggling at the plate this season, with a team batting average of .248, which ranks 20th in the league. Jeimer Candelario leads the team with three home runs and 11 RBI, while Victor Robles leads the team with a .290 batting average.

The Mets, on the other hand, have been hitting the ball well this season, with a team batting average of .242, which ranks 23rd in the league. Pete Alonso has been their most productive hitter, with 10 home runs and 23 RBI, while Brandon Nimmo leads the team with a .350 batting average.

 

Injuries

The Nationals have no injured players on their roster, while the Mets have Connor Grey listed as day-to-day.

 

Prediction

Our MLB experts' picks predict that the Mets will win and cover the run line as Josiah Gray has struggled against the Mets in his career. While Gray has been struggling this season, Butto was impressive in his only start, and he should be able to limit the Nationals' offense. Meanwhile, the Mets have been hitting the ball well, and they should be able to score some runs against Gray.

The Mets are also the favorite in this game, with a moneyline of -205. However, to get better value on this game, we recommend betting on the Mets to cover the run line (-1.5) at +120. This means that the Mets need to win by at least two runs to cover the spread, but at these odds, it's a bet worth taking.

 

Pick: Mets -1.5

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