Nationals vs Mets Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/3

Nationals vs Mets Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/3

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MLB Preview and Prediction: New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals

The New York Mets face off against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Both teams are aiming to improve their records and gain some momentum in the National League East.

 

Game Overview:

  • Date: June 3, 2024
  • Time: 3:45 PM
  • Location: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
  • Weather: 83°F

Team Breakdown:

New York Mets:

The Mets enter this game with a 24-35 record and an 11-14 away record. Tylor Megill is the probable starting pitcher for New York.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Pete Alonso (13 HR)
  • Batting Average: Starling Marte (.267 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Brandon Nimmo (31 RBI)

Tylor Megill has shown potential with a 1.69 ERA and a WHIP of 1.00 over 16.0 innings, making him a crucial player for the Mets in this matchup.

Washington Nationals:

The Nationals come into this game with a 27-31 record and a 10-13 home record. MacKenzie Gore is set to start for Washington.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: CJ Abrams (9 HR)
  • Batting Average: Luis Garcia Jr. (.273 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Joey Meneses (29 RBI)

MacKenzie Gore has been reliable with a 4-4 record, a 2.91 ERA, and a WHIP of 1.28 over 58.2 innings. His ability to control the game will be key for the Nationals.

Game Odds:

Team Moneyline Total Run Line
NYM (24-35) +105 o8.5 +1.5 (-200)
WSH (27-31) -125 u8.5 -1.5 (+165)

Prediction:

For this matchup, we predict that the game will go under 8.5 runs. Here's why:

Both starting pitchers, Tylor Megill and MacKenzie Gore, have been effective this season. Megill has a strong 1.69 ERA, and Gore has a respectable 2.91 ERA. Their ability to limit runs will be crucial in keeping the total score low.

The Mets have struggled offensively, with a team batting average of .236 and scoring only 249 runs. Similarly, the Nationals have not been explosive at the plate, with a team batting average of .230 and 230 runs scored.

Recent performances also support a low-scoring game. The Mets' last five games have seen a mix of high and low scores, but the Nationals have had several low-scoring games recently, including a 3-2 loss and a 2-0 loss.

Given the solid pitching and inconsistent offenses, the under 8.5 runs is a strong pick for this game.

Pick: Under 8.5 Runs (-125)

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