Washington Nationals vs New York Mets Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 3 (8/3): MLB

Washington Nationals vs New York Mets Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 3 (8/3): MLB

Credit: photo by  Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 4:05 p.m. EST
Nationals money line +205
Nationals run line +1.5 (+130)
Mets money line -250
Mets run line -1.5 (-150)
Over / under 9

 

Key stats

  Washington Nationals  New York Mets
Record 36-69 65-38
Home / road record 17-39 34-21
Last 10 record 5-5 7-3
Streak W1 L1
Over / under record 51-49-5 52-45-6
Runs / game 3.85 4.66
Runs allowed / game 5.45 3.74

 

Preview

The New York Mets and the Washington Nationals will play the 3rd game series at the Nationals Park on Wednesday. The Nationals upset the Mets in the second game of the series beating them 5-1. DeGrom pitched like he never left after missing a whole year in the majors but it wasn't enough for the Mets to win the game.

Washington Nationals

The Nationals get here with a 36-69 record and have lost 4 of their last 6 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:  Anibal Sanchez (0-3, 7.47 ERA)

Abbot will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for Washington. On Friday, Sanchez lost to the Cardinals after giving up six runs on six hits and two walks over 5.2 innings while striking out four. He has a record of 6-7 with an ERA of 4.95 and 83 strikeouts in 19 appearances versus the Mets in his career.

New York Mets

The Mets get here with a 65-38 record and have won 7 of their last 8 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:  Chris Bassitt (7-7, 3.83 ERA)

DeGrom will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Mets. Bassitt took the loss on Saturday against San Diego, allowing two runs on four hits and striking out 11 batters over seven innings. He has not allowed any runs on 3 hits with 1 walk and 8 strikeouts in 6 innings versus the Nationals in his career. He has been credited with the win.

BETTING TRENDS

NY Mets are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games on the road.

NY Mets are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Washington.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing at home against NY Mets.

Washington are 6-13 SU in their last 19 games against an opponent in the National League.

Prediction

I still can't believe what the Nationals did after losing Soto and Bell, their 2 best hitters. They held one of the best teams in the league to only 1 run but luck won't be by their side for this game. Chris Bassit will take the mound for this game and he already beat the Nats earlier this season holding them to zero runs across 6 innings. The Nationals will send Anibal Sanchez who has been awful in his 3 starts losing all of them. Expect the Mets to bounce back and win this game by multiple runs.

PICK: Mets -1.5 (-150)

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