Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets - 4/5/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (4-1) at Washington Nationals (4-2)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 1:05 pm (Nationals Park)
J deGrom (1-0) (1.59) vs. S Strasburg (1-0) (1.42)
The Line: Washington Nationals -140 / New York Mets +130 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
MLB action comes to the DC where the Washington Nationals host the New York Mets on Thursday.
It’s early in the season but the New York Mets are looking like a rebound from 2017 is not a pipe dream. New York starter Noah Syndergaard allowed two runs over four frames and left after throwing 92 pitches. Four relievers saved the Mets with five shutout innings with Robert Gsellman getting the win.
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New York did their damage on five hits and six bases on balls with Yoenis Cepedes clubbing a two run bomb in the first while Amed Rosario won the game for he Mets with a two run triple in the 6th. Jacob deGrom shoots for his second win when New York visits Washington on Thursday. DeGrom opened 2018 with a 6-2 win versus St. Louis with a run allowed over 5.2 frames.
The Washington Nationals are the odds on favorite to win the NL East but the team was pushed around by the Atlanta Braves for the second day by a 7-1 count on Wednesday. Washington ace Max Scherzer gave up five runs (two earned) over five innings to fall to 1-1.
The Nationals were limited to six hits and six free passes with Scherzer driving in Pedro Severino with the lone run while every starter reached base at least once. Stephen Strasburg draws his second start of the season against the rival Mets. Strasburg kicked off 2018 with a 13-7 win at Cincinnati where he allowed three runs (one earned) in 6.1 innings.
NY Mets are 7-19 in their last 26 road games and over is 18-7-2 in NY Mets last 27 Thursday games and over is 15-6 in NY Mets last 21 road games. Washington are 7-3 in their last 10 Thursday games and Washington are 47-12 in Strasburg’s last 59 starts and are 44-19 in Strasburg’s last 63 home starts. NY Mets are 7-2 in deGrom’s last 9 starts vs. Washington and are 4-10 in the last 14 meetings.
I like Strasburg but the way these teams have looked right now the plus odds on the Mets might be worth a look…