New York Mets vs Washington Nationals Spread Prediction 7/2

New York Mets vs Washington Nationals Spread Prediction 7/2

New York Mets vs Washington Nationals Spread Prediction 7/2


Game Summary


The New York Mets will face the Washington Nationals on July 2, 2024, at 6:45 PM at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. The Mets, sitting in third place in the NL East, are looking to gain ground in the playoff race, while the Nationals are rebuilding and sitting at the bottom of the division. The Mets have had a strong season offensively, led by Francisco Lindor and Pete Alonso, while the Nationals have struggled with consistency on both sides of the ball. This game is crucial for the Mets as they aim to close the gap in the standings and for the Nationals to play spoiler.


Odds and Betting Lines


MarketOdds
Over/UnderTBD
SpreadNew York Mets -1.5 (+110) / Washington Nationals +1.5 (-130)
MoneylineNew York Mets -133 / Washington Nationals +122

Pitching Probables


PitcherTeamW-LERAStrikeouts
Max ScherzerNew York Mets10-43.02150
Josiah GrayWashington Nationals4-94.89105

Team Previews


New York Mets


Hitting: The Mets have been solid offensively, ranking 10th in MLB with a team batting average of .258. Francisco Lindor and Pete Alonso have been the main power sources, while Jeff McNeil provides consistency at the plate.


Relief Pitching: The Mets' bullpen has been reliable, with a collective ERA of 3.60. Edwin Diaz has been dominant as the closer, supported by strong setup men like Seth Lugo and Trevor May.


Fielding: The Mets have committed 40 errors this season, ranking them 12th in MLB. Their solid defense has been a key factor in their success.


Starting Pitchers: Max Scherzer has been the ace of the staff, delivering consistent performances and keeping the Mets in games. His ability to dominate opposing lineups and pitch deep into games has been crucial.


Washington Nationals


Hitting: The Nationals' lineup has struggled, with a team batting average of .240, ranking 25th in MLB. Juan Soto and Keibert Ruiz have been the few bright spots in an otherwise lackluster offense.


Relief Pitching: The Nationals' bullpen has been inconsistent, with a collective ERA of 4.80. Closer Tanner Rainey has been effective, but the middle relief has been unreliable.


Fielding: The Nationals have committed 55 errors this season, ranking 20th in MLB. Defensive lapses have been a common issue for the team.


Starting Pitchers: Josiah Gray has shown flashes of potential but has struggled with consistency. He will need to bring his best to compete with the Mets' potent lineup.


Projected Starting Lineups


#New York MetsWashington Nationals
1Brandon Nimmo, CFCJ Abrams, SS
2Starling Marte, RFKeibert Ruiz, C
3Francisco Lindor, SSJuan Soto, RF
4Pete Alonso, 1BNelson Cruz, DH
5Jeff McNeil, 2BLane Thomas, LF
6Mark Canha, LFJoey Meneses, 1B
7Eduardo Escobar, 3BDominic Smith, 3B
8James McCann, CLuis Garcia, 2B
9Daniel Vogelbach, DHVictor Robles, CF

Betting Trends


  • Mets are 7-3 in their last 10 games.
  • Nationals are 3-7 in their last 10 games.
  • Mets are 5-2 in their last 7 road games.
  • Nationals are 2-8 in their last 10 home games.
  • Under is 6-4 in Mets' last 10 games.
  • Over is 7-3 in Nationals' last 10 games.

Recent Games


New York MetsOpponentScoreW/L
June 30Atlanta Braves5-4W
June 29Atlanta Braves2-3L
June 28Atlanta Braves6-5W
June 27Philadelphia Phillies4-1W
June 26Philadelphia Phillies1-3L

Washington NationalsOpponentScoreW/L
June 30Miami Marlins2-5L
June 29Miami Marlins3-6L
June 28Miami Marlins4-2W
June 27New York Yankees1-4L
June 26New York Yankees2-5L

Team Rankings


CategoryNew York MetsWashington Nationals
Hitting10th25th
Starting Pitching8th28th
Relief Pitching12th22nd
Fielding12th20th

Significant Betting Stats


  • Mets are 12-3 in their last 15 games as favorites.
  • Nationals are 5-15 in their last 20 games as underdogs.
  • Max Scherzer has a 2.80 ERA in away games this season.
  • Josiah Gray has allowed 4+ earned runs in 3 of his last 5 starts.
  • Under is 5-1 in Scherzer's last 6 starts.
  • Mets are 7-2 in their last 9 games against right-handed starters.
  • Nationals are 2-8 in their last 10 games against teams with a winning record.
  • Under is 6-3 in Mets' last 9 games following a win.
  • Mets are 7-3 in their last 10 road games against a team with a losing record.
  • Nationals are 3-11 in their last 14 home games against a team with a winning record.

Prediction


Pick: New York Mets -1.5
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The New York Mets have a significant advantage in this matchup, with a stronger lineup, better pitching, and superior fielding. Max Scherzer's consistency and the Mets' ability to perform on the road make them the clear favorites. The Nationals have struggled both offensively and defensively, and Josiah Gray has not been reliable. Expect the Mets to cover the spread and continue their push for the playoffs.


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