New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals, Monday, Las Vegas Sports Betting, MLB Baseball Odds, Picks and Predictions

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NEW YORK METS WASHINGTON NATIONALS
38-43, 3rd in National League East July 3, 6:05 PM | Grass of Nationals Park 48-34, 1st in National League East
NY Mets at Washington, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 6:05 PM ET, Monday, July 3, 2017
Where: Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia
TV: 6:05 p.m. ET, SNY (New York), MASN2 (Washington)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Mets LH Steven Matz (2-1, 2.67 ERA) vs. Nationals RH Stephen Strasburg (9-2, 3.51)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
New York Mets [S. Matz -L] +1½ -135 +163 Ov 8½ -130
Washington Nationals [S. Strasburg -R] -1½ +120 -173 Un 8½ +110
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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Monday when the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals meet at Nationals Park.

The Mets will pin their hopes on the pitching of left hander Steven Matz in this game. Matz has a 2-1 record and a 2.67 ERA this season.

The Nationals will counter Matz with Stephen Strasburg. Right hander Strasburg has a 3.51 ERA to go along with a 9-2 record this season.

Matz is coming off the best of his four starts this season as he limited Miami to six hits over seven scoreless frames while recording four strikeouts on Wednesday. The 26-year-old, who dealt with elbow issues to begin the year, posted his only non-quality start against Washington on June 16, when he gave up four runs and eight hits – three homers – in seven innings. Murphy is 3-for-9 with a homer versus Matz, who went 1-1 with a 1.80 ERA in two starts against the Nationals in 2016.

Strasburg battled through back spasms in his last outing but struck out 13 and permitted three runs – two earned – over seven innings to defeat the Chicago Cubs. The 28-year-old San Diego State product has registered double-figure strikeouts in four of his last eight starts and has recorded 122 overall while issuing 28 walks in 102 2/3 frames. Yoenis Cespedes (7-for-12) and Jay Bruce (8-for-19, one homer) cause trouble for Strasburg, who is 8-4 with a 2.69 ERA in 14 career games against the Mets.

Oddsmakers currently have the Nationals listed as 173-moneyline favorites versus the Mets, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

The New York Mets have a chance to climb back into the race for the National League East crown if they can continue their improved play and finish with a successful six-game road trip before the All-Star break. The Mets have won seven of nine as they open their trek with the first of three contests against the NL East-leading Washington Nationals on Monday.

New York has inched within 9 ½ games of the Nationals but was held to two hits in a 7-1 loss to Philadelphia on Sunday as its four-game winning streak came to an end without Curtis Granderson, who is day-to-day after sitting out with a stiff hip. Steven Matz looks to continue his solid work on the mound in the series opener as he faces Stephen Strasburg, who has split a pair of decisions against the Mets this year. Strasburg was one of five Nationals named to the NL All-Star team on Sunday – joining pitcher Max Scherzer, outfielder Bryce Harper, second baseman Daniel Murphy and first baseman Ryan Zimmerman – but the club is just 6-8 in its last 14 contests. However, Harper homered twice while knocking in four runs in Sunday’s 7-2 victory at St. Louis, and Washington is 7-3 against New York this season.

Washington was a 7-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Cardinals. They won as -161 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

Last time out for New York, they were a 7-1 loser as they battled the Phillies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at 129 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

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New York:
Team record: 38-43 SU
NY Mets is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
NY Mets is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
NY Mets is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road

Washington:
Team record: 48-34 SU
Washington is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games at home
Washington is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing NY Mets

Next up:
New York at Washington Tuesday, July 4

MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. New York OF Michael Conforto (.285 batting average, 14 homers, 41 RBIs) was named to the NL All-Star team as the team’s lone representative.

2. Murphy has reached base in 16 consecutive games overall and is batting .391 with eight homers and 29 RBIs in 29 career contests against the Mets.

3. Cespedes is 4-for-29 without an extra-base hit over his last seven games, but the Cuban is 5-for-12 with a home run against the Nationals this season.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

New York Mets will win outright at +163 and the game will stay under 8½ runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Mets 4, Nationals 3 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
NYM TEAM WSH
4.85 RUNS 5.55
5.26 RUNS AGNST 4.43
-0.41 DIFF 1.12
-$1,243 MONEY -$40
4.91 TEAM ERA 4.14
8.59 OFF HITS 9.68
3.51 OFF WALKS 3.57
7.64 OFF Ks 7.76
9.54 DEF HITS 8.33
3.69 DEF WALKS 2.95
8.90 DEF Ks 9.09
INJURIES
NEW YORK METS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Juan Lagares OF 15-Day Disabled List
Lucas Duda 1B 15-Day Disabled List
Matt Harvey P 15-Day Disabled List
Zack Wheeler P 60-Day Disabled List
David Wright 3B 15-Day Disabled List
Jonathon Niese P 15-Day Disabled List
Justin Ruggiano OF 15-Day Disabled List
WASHINGTON NATIONALS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Aaron Barrett P 60-Day Disabled List
Joe Ross P 15-Day Disabled List
Stephen Drew 2B 15-Day Disabled List
Sammy Solis P 15-Day Disabled List
Stephen Strasburg P 15-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
NEW YORK METS
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
NY Mets are 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets’s last 5 games when playing Washington
NY Mets are 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
NY Mets are 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Washington
WASHINGTON NATIONALS
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games when playing NY Mets
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Mets
Washington is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against NY Mets
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
NY Mets’s Overall Scoring vs Washington’s Overall Defense 4.9 5 4.4 4
NY Mets’s Away Scoring vs Washington’s Home Defense 5.7 1 4.3 5
NY Mets’s Road ERA vs Washington’s Home ERA Allowed 5.3 13 5.5 4
Washington’s Overall Scoring vs NY Mets’s Overall Defense 5.6 1 5.3 14
Washington’s Home Scoring vs NY Mets’s Road Defense 5.6 4 5.5 13
Washington’s Home ERA vs NY Mets’s Road ERA Allowed 3.9 5 5.3 1
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
METS
Mets are third last in the league in hits at 8.1 per game.
Mets are second worst in K’s per game with 8.5.
NATIONALS
Nationals give up the fewest free passes in the league allowing 2.5 per game.

 

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