Nationals vs. Mets - 4/6/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (79-83) at Washington Nationals (97-69)
MLB Baseball: Monday, April 6, 2015 at 4:05 pm (Nationals Park)
B Colon (0-0) (0.00) vs. M Scherzer (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Washington Nationals -209 / New York Mets +193 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, SNY, MASN
The New York Mets and Washington Nationals meet Monday on Opening Day at Nationals Park.
The New York Mets look for a bounce back season after losing 80-plus games in their last six seasons. The Mets offense will be led by a bunch of the regular guys in David Wright, Daniel Murphy and Lucas Dada. The Mets should get a spark with the addition of Michael Cuddyer but will need a consistent season from Curtis Granderson. Overall, the New York Mets will be forced to rely heavily on their young and promising pitching rotation. Still, healthy will determine just how far the Mets can go this season and if any surprises will take place. Bartolo Colon gets the ball, and he was 15-13 with a 4.09 ERA and 151 strikeouts last season. Colon is 2-5 with a 3.45 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
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The Washington Nationals enter the 2015 season as the overwhelming favorite to win the NL East and compete for a World Series title. A lot of the hype surrounding the Nationals has to do with one of the deepest pitching rotations we’ve seen in years. Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann and others give Washington a chance to win each and every night. Offensively, the Nats should be in good hands with Ian Desmond, Bryce Harper and Anthony Rendon leading the way. The Washington Nationals haven’t quite dealt with these type of expectations before, so it’ll be interesting to see how they handle the pressure. Max Scherzer takes the hill, and he was 18-5 with a 3.15 ERA and 252 strikeouts last season. Scherzer is 2-0 with a 2.89 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
The Mets are 8-3 in their last 11 road games and 1-4 in Colon's last 5 starts vs. National League East. The Nationals are 17-5 in their last 22 vs. National League East and 35-17 in their last 52 home games. The Mets are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Washington and 15-45 in the last 60 meetings overall.
Bartolo Colon isn't exactly the type of pitcher who should be getting the nod on Opening Day. That tells you all you need to know about the Mets. Boy, this could get ugly. Take the Nats and the spread to give your wager more value.