Washington Nationals vs New York Mets Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 2 (8/2): MLB
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- Aug 2, 2022, 2:28:10 AM
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|Time||7:05 p.m. EST|
|Nationals money line||+235|
|Nationals run line||+1.5 (+155)|
|Mets money line||-295|
|Mets run line||-1.5 (-175)|
|Over / under||8.5|
|Washington Nationals||New York Mets|
|Home / road record||16-39||34-20|
|Last 10 record||4-6||7-3|
|Over / under record||51-48-5||52-44-6|
|Runs / game||3.85||4.66|
|Runs allowed / game||5.45||3.74|
The New York Mets and the Washington Nationals will play the 2nd game series at the Nationals Park on Tuesday. The Mets took the win 7-3 in the first game of the series. Pete Alonso and Francisco Lindor homered and Scherzer pitched 6 innings allowing 2 runs against his former team.
The Nationals get here with a 35-69 record and have lost 4 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 3.85 runs per game. They're batting for .247 AVG, 393 runs scored in 841 hits and 79 home runs, ranking #26 in offense in the league, behind the Los Angeles Angels. Josh Bell has a batting average of .302, 14 home runs and 57 RBI. Juan Soto leads the team in home runs with 20.
Defensively they are allowing 5.45 runs per game and ranking #30, the worst in the league. Josiah Gray leads the team with a 4.59 ERA, 118 strikeouts and 7 wins recorded for the Nationals.
Probable Pitcher: Cory Abbott (0-0, 2.25 ERA)
Abbot will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for Washington. Abbott remains in line to start Tuesday's home game against the Mets, even though he appeared out of the bullpen in Sunday's 5-0 win over the Cardinals. He has pitched only 4 innings this season allowing only 1 run.
New York Mets
The Mets get here with a 65-37 record and have won their last 7 games. The team is averaging 4.66 runs per game. They're batting for .253 AVG, 466 runs scored in 859 hits and 101 home runs, ranking #6 in offense in the league tied with the Milwaukee Brewers. Starling Marte is batting for .301 AVG while Pete Alonso leads with 26 home runs and 85 RBI.
Defensively they are allowing 3.74 runs per game and rank #4 in the league. Chris Bassit leads the pitching staff with a 3.83 ERA, 117 strikeouts and 7 wins recorded with the NY Mets.
Probable Pitcher: Jacob deGrom (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
DeGrom will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Mets. DeGrom made four starts during his recent rehab assignment, and he posted a 2.84 ERA and 0.87 WHIP in 12.2 innings. While he gave up four runs in four innings during Wednesday's outing, he felt good afterward and will make his 2022 debut Tuesday on an extra day of rest. He has a record of 9-4 with an ERA of 2.44 and 175 strikeouts in 21 appearances versus the Nationals in his career.
NY Mets are 8-1 SU in their last 8 games on the road.
NY Mets are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Washington.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games against NY Mets.
Washington Nationals are 2-13 SU in their last 15 games at home.
As expected, the Nats were dominated by the Mets in the first game of the series and will continue to be as they'll face Jacob DeGrom who pitched a complete scoreless game the last time he faced them. DeGrom will likely be limited on his pitching count but should be enough for the Mets offense to take advantage of it. Looks like the Nationals will have a bullpen day who rank at the bottom of the league with a 4.21 ERA so expect the Mets to score many runs again. There's no reason to not take the Mets again.
PICK: Mets -1.5 (-175)
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