Nationals at Mets - 4/30/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (8-13) at New York Mets (15-6)
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 Washington Nationals and New York Mets begin a four-game series Thursday night.
The Washington Nationals look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Nationals have scored 26 runs in their last two games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Nationals have won six of their last eight games when topping three runs. Ian Desmond and Bryce Harper have combined for 40 hits and 17 RBI while Ryan Zimmerman has 13 RBI in 88 at-bats. The Washington Nationals have lost five of their last eight road games. Stephen Strasburg takes the hill, and he’s 1-2 with a 4.88 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. Strasburg is 3-2 with a 2.55 ERA and 54 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
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The New York Mets look for a win after losing four of their last six games. The Mets have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four of their last six games. The Mets have lost five of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Juan Lagares leads New York with 26 hits and 11 RBI while Lucas Duda and Daniel Murphy have combined for 26 RBI. The New York Mets have yet to lose a home game this season. Jacob deGrom gets the ball, and he’s 2-2 with a 2.96 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. deGrom is 0-1 with a 3.75 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series and 1-4 in Strasburgs last 5 starts. The Mets are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 11-5 in deGroms last 16 starts. The Nationals are 36-15 in the last 51 meetings in New York and 46-17 in the last 63 meetings overall.
The Nats are starting to pick up the pace a bit and have their ace on the mound who is due for a breakout performance. I like the Mets to suffer their first home loss of the year.