MLB Moneyline Handicapping: Mets vs Nationals - 7/9

MLB Moneyline Handicapping: Mets vs Nationals - 7/9

MLB Moneyline Handicapping: New York Mets vs Washington Nationals - 7/9

Read our expert moneyline pick for the New York Mets vs Washington Nationals game tonight. Get the latest odds, betting trends, and in-depth team analysis.

 

Game Summary

The New York Mets will face off against the Washington Nationals on July 9 at Citi Field in Queens, New York. Both teams are looking to improve their standings in the National League East as they approach the midway point of the season. The Mets, with a 44-45 record, are trying to break the .500 mark, while the Nationals, at 42-49, are trying to climb out of the lower half of the division.

The Mets are coming off a recent loss but have shown resilience in their home games. The Nationals, on the other hand, have been inconsistent, alternating wins and losses in their recent games. This matchup will feature a pitching duel between Jose Quintana for the Mets and Jake Irvin for the Nationals. Quintana, with a season ERA of 4.22, will look to outduel Irvin, who has been impressive with a 2.80 ERA.

 

Odds and Betting Lines

Bet Type Odds
Over/Under 8.5
New York Mets Spread -1.5 (+140)
Washington Nationals Spread +1.5 (-160)
New York Mets Moneyline -130
Washington Nationals Moneyline +120

 

Pitching Probables

Pitcher W-L ERA Strikeouts
Jose Quintana (NYM) 3-5 4.22 66
Jake Irvin (WAS) 7-6 2.80 94

 

Team Previews

New York Mets

Hitting: The Mets have a solid lineup led by Brandon Nimmo, who boasts a .252 batting average. Pete Alonso is the power hitter with 18 home runs, while Nimmo also leads with 55 RBIs. The team collectively has 751 hits and a .247 average, ranking them 11th in the league.

Relief Pitching: The Mets' bullpen has been middle-of-the-pack with 21 saves, ranking them tied for 17th. The bullpen will be crucial in supporting Quintana, who has had his struggles this season.

Fielding: The Mets have committed 58 errors, ranking 3rd in the league, which is a point of concern. They will need to tighten up their defense to support their pitching staff.

Starting Pitchers: Jose Quintana has been a mixed bag this season with a 4.22 ERA. His ability to limit the Nationals' offense will be key to the Mets' success in this game.

 

Washington Nationals

Hitting: The Nationals are led by CJ Abrams, who has a .279 batting average and 14 home runs. Abrams also leads the team with 46 RBIs. The team has a .239 average, ranking 19th, and has scored 381 runs.

Relief Pitching: The Nationals' bullpen has been slightly better than the Mets with 24 saves, ranking them tied for 11th. They will look to close out the game if Irvin can deliver a strong start.

Fielding: The Nationals have committed 48 errors, ranking 14th in the league. Their defense will need to be sharp to back up their starting pitcher.

Starting Pitchers: Jake Irvin has been impressive with a 2.80 ERA and 94 strikeouts. He will aim to continue his strong performance against a potent Mets lineup.

 

Team Injuries

New York Mets

Player Name Position Injury Injury Status
Drew Smith RP Elbow Out for the season

 

Washington Nationals

Player Name Position Injury Injury Status
Trevor Williams SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 27

 

Betting Trends

  • The Mets are 5-5 in their last 10 games.
  • The Nationals are 4-6 in their last 10 games.
  • The Mets are 21-25 at home this season.
  • The Nationals are 22-25 on the road this season.
  • The Mets have hit the over in 48 of their games this season.
  • The Nationals have hit the over in 43 of their games this season.
  • The Mets are 23-20 on the road.
  • The Nationals are 20-24 at home.
  • The Mets have a team ERA of 4.21.
  • The Nationals have a team ERA of 4.02.

 

Recent Games

New York Mets

Opponent Score W/L
@ Pittsburgh L 8-2 L
@ Pittsburgh W 3-2 W
@ Pittsburgh W 5-2 W
@ Pittsburgh L 14-2 L
@ Washington L 7-5 L

 

Washington Nationals

Opponent Score W/L
vs St. Louis L 6-0 L
vs St. Louis L 8-3 L
vs St. Louis W 14-6 W
vs St. Louis L 7-6 L
@ New York W 1-0 W

 

Team Rankings

Category Mets Nationals
Hitting 11th 19th
Starting Pitching 21st 17th
Relief Pitching 17th 11th
Fielding 3rd 14th

 

Significant Betting Stats

  • The Mets are 44-45 on the season.
  • The Nationals are 42-49 on the season.
  • The Mets have a better batting average (.247) compared to the Nationals (.239).
  • The Nationals have a lower ERA (4.02) than the Mets (4.21).
  • Jake Irvin has a strong ERA of 2.80 for the Nationals.
  • Jose Quintana has a 4.22 ERA for the Mets.
  • The Mets have committed 58 errors this season.
  • The Nationals have committed 48 errors this season.
  • The Mets have a home record of 21-25.
  • The Nationals have a road record of 22-25.

 

Weather

The weather at Citi Field on the day of the game is expected to be partly sunny with a temperature of 83°F.

 

Prediction

Pick: New York Mets Moneyline

Given the Mets' home field advantage and the struggles of the Nationals on the road, the Mets have a slight edge in this matchup. Although Jake Irvin has been impressive for the Nationals, the Mets' batting order is more potent and should be able to generate enough offense to support Jose Quintana. Additionally, the Mets' bullpen has been reliable in close games. Therefore, the pick is for the Mets to win on the moneyline.

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