Mets vs. Nationals - 4/30/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (9-13) at New York Mets (15-7)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
S Strasburg (1-2) (4.88) vs. J deGrom (2-2) (2.96)
The Line: New York Mets -106 / Washington Nationals -104 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN, SNY
The New York Mets and the Washington Nationals face off on Thursday in game one of their MLB series of NL East teams.
The New York Mets have lost their last two games but they continue to lead the National League East. The Mets are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 10-0 at home, and they have a 4.5 game lead over the Braves in the standings. As a team the Mets are hitting .243 with Lucas Duda hitting .312, Juan Lagares hitting .299, and Wilmer Flores is hitting .254. The Mets pitching staff has an ERA of 3.20 with the starters at 3.33 and the bullpen at 2.87. For game one against the Nationals the Mets start Jacob deGrom who has allowed 27 hits and eight earned runs while striking out 19 over 24.1 innings for a 2-2 record and a 2.96 ERA.
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The Washington Nationals are one of the early season favorites to win it all this season but right now they sit in fourth place in the NL East standings. The Nationals are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 4-8 on the road, and they have won their last two games. As a team the Nationals are hitting .224 with Yunel Escobar hitting .284, Wilson Ramos hitting .279, and Bryce Harper hitting .274. The Nationals pitching staff has an ERA of 3.77 with the starters at 4.01 and the bullpen at 3.29. For game one against Mets the Nationals start Stephen Strasburg who has allowed 32 hits and 13 earned runs while striking out 23 over 24 innings for a 1-2 record and a 4.88 ERA.
New York is 13-5 in their last 18 games, 19-7 in their last 26 home games, and 11-5 in deGrom’s last 16 starts. Washington is 4-9 in their last 13 road games, 22-46 as a road underdog, and 1-4 in Strasburg’s last five starts. Washington is 36-15 in their last 51 games in New York.
The total is set at seven and while it is just a lean I like the over. My stronger play is on the winner and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App. As always my picks are available for individual purchase at Picks and Parlays.