Mets at Nationals - 7/20/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (47-44) at Washington Nationals (49-40)
MLB Baseball: Monday, July 20, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)
Matt Harvey vs. G Gonzalez (6-4) (3.99)
The Line: Washington Nationals -107 / New York Mets -103 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNY, MASN, ESPN
The New York Mets and Washington Nationals begin a three-game series Monday night.
The New York Mets look to keep rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The Mets have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Mets have won six straight games when scoring more than three runs. Curtis Granderson leads New York with 83 hits and 30 RBI while Wilmer Flores and Lucas Duda have combined for 76 RBI. The New York Mets have split their last eight road games. Matt Harvey gets the nod, and he’s 8-6 with a 3.07 ERA and 109 strikeouts this season. Harvey is 3-1 with a 0.68 ERA and 47 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
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The Washington Nationals look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Nationals have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Nationals have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Yunel Escobar leads Washington with 102 hits and 29 RBI while Bryce Harper and Ian Desmond have combined for 88 RBI. The Washington Nationals have split their last eight home games. Gio Gonzalez takes the hill, and he’s 6-4 with a 3.99 ERA and 83 strikeouts this season. Gonzalez is 8-4 with a 2.87 ERA and 87 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
The Mets are 5-0 in their last 5 Monday games and 1-5 in Harveys last 6 road starts. The Nationals are 18-6 in their last 24 vs. National League East and 35-16 in Gonzalezs last 51 home starts. The Nationals are 9-3 in Gonzalezs last 12 starts vs. Mets.
Harvey has allowed three or less runs in five straight starts. So, even with him not winning much on the road, it's hard to bet against a solid pitcher and a low line. Also, the Nats have had issues scoring due to so many injuries. I like the Mets here.