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Mets vs. Nationals - 7/31/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Nationals (54-46) at New York Mets (52-49)

MLB Baseball: Friday, July 31, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)

G Gonzalez (8-4) (3.83) vs. M Harvey (9-7) (3.23)

The Line: New York Mets -115 / Washington Nationals +105 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: MASN, SNY

The Washington Nationals and New York Mets begin a three-game series Friday night.

The Washington Nationals look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Nationals have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Nationals have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Yunel Escobar leads Washington with 108 hits and 30 RBI while Bryce Harper and Ian Desmond have combined for 100 RBI. The Washington Nationals have lost four of their last seven road games. Gio Gonzalez gets the ball, and he’s 8-4 with a 3.83 ERA and 92 strikeouts this season. Gonzalez is 9-4 with a 2.88 ERA and 91 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.

Mets vs. Nationals - 7/31/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The New York Mets look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Mets have scored 14 runs in their last three games and five or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Mets have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Curtis Granderson leads New York with 95 hits and 36 RBI while Lucas Duda and Wilmer Flores have combined for 85 RBI. The New York Mets have split their last six home games. Matt Harvey takes the hill, and he’s 9-7 with a 3.16 ERA and 116 strikeouts this season. Harvey is 3-2 with a 1.34 ERA and 50 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.

The Nationals are 22-8 in their last 30 vs. National League East and 4-1 in Gonzalezs last 5 starts. The Mets are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. National League East and 4-0 in Harveys last 4 home starts. The Nationals are 38-13 in the last 51 meetings in New York and 51-19 in the last 70 meetings overall.

The Nationals are having issues scoring and have been shaky on the road. The Mets have had issues scoring but have been solid at home all season long. The Mets also have the Dark Knight on the mound who has won his last four home games. I like New York in this matchup. 

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New York Mets -115

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