New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals - 7/7/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (51-35) at New York Mets (47-38)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
L Giolito (0-0) (0-0) vs. B Colon (7-4) (2.87)
The Line: New York Mets -120 / Washington Nationals +110 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: MAN, SNY
Citi Field and the New York Mets host the Washington Nationals in NL East action.
The Washington Nationals can be very streaky and I’m not sure that’s a quality that wins championships. The Nationals had dropped back contests before their offense came to life in a 7-4 win versus Milwaukee on Wednesday. Nats starter Tanner Roark improved to 8-5 with all four runs plated on seven hits over seven frames. Washington totaled ten hits and two bases on balls with Bryce Harper smacking a three run bomb with Jose Lobatan going solo while Ryan Zimmerman homered and drove in two while scoring twice. Scheduled starter Joe Ross has been placed on the 15 day disabled list and Washington has yet to name a starter.
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The New York Mets can be hot or cold and right now they have been hot having won six of seven after downing the Marlins 4-2 on Wednesday afternoon. A few clutch hits and a stellar effort on the mound was a winning combination for the Mets. NYM starter Jacob deGrom gave up both runs on solo jacks through seven innings to pick up the win. New York mustered six hits and a pair of walks with Wilmer Flores clubbing a pair of homers while Curtis Granderson singled in two. Veteran Bartolo Colon faces off with the Nationals for the third time this season on Thursday. Colon comes off a 4-3 win versus the Cubs with a pair of runs plated on four hits and three BB in six frames.
Washington are 1-7 in their last 8 road games and are 7-3 in their last 10 overall while going 7-3 in their last 10 games on grass. The Mets are 7-1 in their last 8 home games and the under is 7-3-2 in Colon’s last 12 home starts. The under is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings in New York and Washington are 38-14 in the last 52 meetings in New York. Perhaps a small play on the under but nothing more…