Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/6/14
New York Mets (53-59) at Washington Nationals (60-50)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)
Jonathon Niese (L) (5-7) (3.237) vs. Doug Fister (R) (10-3) (2.682)
The Line: Washington Nationals -164 / New York Mets +154 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNY, MASN 2
The New York Mets and Washington Nationals play Wednesday night at Nationals Park.
The Mets have split their last 10 games and remain five games below a .500 record. It’s been a hit and miss with the Mets pitching staff as of late, as they’ve allowed four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. Overall, the Mets have an ERA of 3.53 and have won eight straight when holding their opponents under four runs. All about how the pitching performs for the Mets lately. Offensively, Lucas Duda has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games and David Wright has an RBI in two straight games. Jonathon Niese takes the hill, and he’s 5-7 with a 3.24 ERA and has 88 strikeouts in 122.1 innings. Niese is 3-1 with a 2.83 ERA in eight career starts against the Nationals.
The Nationals have lost six of their last nine games and have fallen to nine games above .500. The issue for the Nationals continues to be offense, as they’ve lost eight straight when scoring less than four runs and have scored just four runs in their last two games. Anthony Rendon has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games and Jayson Werth has an RBI in six of his last 10 games. Pitching wise, the Nats have an ERA of 3.14, which is third in the majors. Starting is Doug Fister, who is 10-3 with a 2.68 ERA and has 59 strikeouts in 97.1 innings. This will be Fister’s second career game against the Mets
The Mets are 1-6 in Nieses last 7 starts vs. a team with a winning record and 8-21 in their last 29 during game 2 of a series. The Nationals are 5-1 in Fisters last 6 home starts and 4-1 in Fisters last 5 starts overall. The Mets are 1-4 in Nieses last 5 road starts vs. Nationals.
Sure, the Nationals should win this game on paper, but they haven't been playing well lately and have been a hit or miss. I like the value we're getting here with the Mets.