New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals 7/31 Predictions and Previews

New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals 7/31 Predictions and Previews

New York Mets (43-57) vs Washington Nationals (51-51)

Date : 07/31/2018
Time : 7:05PM
Location : Nationals Park

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

New York Mets vs Washington Nationals

The New York Mets visit the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park to start a two-game series on Tuesday night. Seven games separate these two teams who currently sit in third and fourth place in the AL East. The Mets have been chasing the Nationals all season and look to gain some ground after winning their last three.

Tanner Roark (4-12, 4.55 ERA) will take the mound for the Nationals to start the series off against another right-hander in Corey Oswalt (1-2, 5.27 ERA).

New York Mets's Latest Performance :

The New York Mets roll into DC on a three-game win streak and have gone 6-4 in their last ten. They need all the positives they can get if they want to make a push in the division. They are a solid seven games behind the Nationals, but a win streak is a win streak and this series could help them gain some ground. Even as their franchise left fielder Yoenis Cespedes announced he is having surgery and will be out 8-10 months, the Mets have hope.

Washington Nationals's Latest Performance :

The Washington Nationals are battle tested and poised to make a move towards a playoff birth. In front of them are two tough obstacles. The Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies have a tight grip on first and second place in the division. The Nationals haven’t helped themselves by going 5-5 in their last ten games, but are currently riding a two-game winning streak heading into this series. Dealing Bryce Harper could hurt them down the stretch unless they get a monster deal in return.

How New York Mets & Washington Nationals Matchup.

Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:

Nationals are 49-53 ATS overall

Nationals are 20-28 ATS at home and 29-25 ATS away

Mets are 46-54 ATS overall

Mets are 21-33 ATS at home and  25-21 ATS away

In-Depth Analysis of each team:

The match-up between the Mets and Nationals should be a fun one. They have split two series and tied the third prior to their fourth meeting this season. Both teams are winning and have played well their last handful of games. Look for the offense to dictate these couple of games as with the majority of teams, pitching has been a struggle for both.

Betting trends for New York Mets:

  • Mets are 25-21 as away team

  • Mets are 20-22 after a win

  • Mets are 21-18 in division games

Betting trends for Washington Nationals:

  • Nationals are 20-s8 as home team

  • Nationals are 22-28 after a win

  • Nationals are 19-21 in division games


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