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

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NEW YORK METS WASHINGTON NATIONALS
56-71, 4th in National League East August 26, 4:05 PM | Grass of Nationals Park 76-50, 1st in National League East
NY Mets at Washington, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 4:05 PM ET, Saturday, August 26, 2017
Where: Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia
TV: 4:05 p.m. ET, Fox Sports 1, SNY (New York), MASN 2 (Washington)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Mets RH Robert Gsellman (5-5, 5.65 ERA) vs. Nationals LH Gio Gonzalez (12-5, 2.39)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
New York Mets [R. Gsellman -R] +1½ -110 +194 Ov 8 -112
Washington Nationals [G. Gonzalez -L] -1½ -110 -210 Un 8 -108
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The New York Mets and the Washington Nationals will meet on the field at Nationals Park on Saturday in a battle of division rivals.

The Mets will trot Robert Gsellman out to the mound in this one. Right hander Gsellman has a 5-5 record and a 6.06 ERA this season.

The Nationals will counter Gsellman with Gio Gonzalez. Left hander Gonzalez has a 2.39 ERA to go along with a 12-5 record this season.

Gsellman is winless in his last five turns but pitched well enough to win on Monday, when he held the Arizona Diamondbacks to one run on five hits in 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision. The 24-year-old is making his third start since rejoining the team on Aug. 16 and surrendered a total of three earned runs and nine hits in 11 2/3 innings since his return. Gsellman was not as sharp against Washington on June 15, when he was lit up for seven runs and 11 hits in five innings.

Gonzalez dominated in his last four starts, allowing a total of two runs over 27 2/3 innings to cruise to wins in each outing. The Florida native struck out eight and issued only one walk in 6 2/3 innings at San Diego on Sunday and did not yield a home run in any of the last four outings. Gonzalez is making his third start of the season against New York and earned the win in the first two while surrendering a total of three runs and seven hits in 13 1/3 innings.

Oddsmakers currently have the Nationals listed as 210-moneyline favorites versus the Mets, while the game’s total is sitting at 8.

The New York Mets and the Washington Nationals can spend the rest of the weekend comparing their respective injury lists, both of which continue to grow. The Nationals hope to have Ryan Zimmerman back in the lineup sometime this weekend and will try to even the series at one win apiece when they host the Mets on Saturday.

Zimmerman hurt his shoulder sliding into home plate in Thursday’s win over the Houston Astros and sat out Friday as Washington fell to New York 4-2. “I think he hurt his arm or shoulder,” Nationals manager Dusty Baker told reporters. “Really couldn’t swing. I don’t anticipate he’ll be much better (Saturday), but hopefully on Sunday.” The Mets lost their own middle-of-the-order slugger on Friday when Yoenis Cespedes went down with a right hamstring strain, one game after Michael Conforto went down with a shoulder injury. New York will send right-hander Robert Gsellman to the mound on Saturday while Washington counters with surging lefty Gio Gonzalez.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mets at -133 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, New York was a 4-2 winner on the road against the Nationals. Bettors on New York at -133 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

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New York:
Team record: 56-71 SU
NY Mets is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
NY Mets is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets’s last 5 games

Washington:
Team record: 76-50 SU
Washington is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington’s last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington’s last 7 games at home

Next up:
New York at Washington Sunday, August 27

MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. Cespedes will be examined in New York on Monday and could be lost for the rest of the season.

2. Nationals RHP Max Scherzer (neck) threw a bullpen session on Friday and could return as soon as Sunday.

3. Washington 2B Daniel Murphy is 4-for-31 in his last eight games.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Washington Nationals will win outright at -210 and the game will stay under 8 runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Nationals 6, Mets 1 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
NYM TEAM WSH
4.61 RUNS 5.23
5.07 RUNS AGNST 4.22
-0.46 DIFF 1.01
-$2,309 MONEY $781
4.80 TEAM ERA 3.91
8.42 OFF HITS 9.26
3.21 OFF WALKS 3.37
8.02 OFF Ks 8.06
9.37 DEF HITS 8.04
3.57 DEF WALKS 3.09
8.71 DEF Ks 9.02
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
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets’s last 5 games
NY Mets are 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets’s last 5 games on the road
NY Mets are 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Washington
NY Mets are 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Washington
WASHINGTON NATIONALS
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington’s last 6 games
Washington is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington’s last 7 games at home
Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing NY Mets
Washington is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against NY Mets
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
NY Mets’s Overall Scoring vs Washington’s Overall Defense 4.6 9 4.2 3
NY Mets’s Away Scoring vs Washington’s Home Defense 5.2 2 4.2 5
NY Mets’s Road ERA vs Washington’s Home ERA Allowed 5.2 12 5.3 4
Washington’s Overall Scoring vs NY Mets’s Overall Defense 5.2 1 5.1 13
Washington’s Home Scoring vs NY Mets’s Road Defense 5.3 3 5.2 12
Washington’s Home ERA vs NY Mets’s Road ERA Allowed 3.8 5 4.8 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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