New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals - 7/12/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (46-46) at New York Mets (37-53)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
M Scherzer (11-5) (2.33) vs. Steven Matz (4-6) (3.31)
The Line: New York Mets +210 / Washington Nationals -230 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN, SNY
MLB comes to Citi Field on Thursday when the Washington Nationals and New York Mets collide.
The Washington Nationals continue their search for consistency after their offense stalled in a 2-0 loss at Pittsburgh. Washington starter Gio Gonzalez was outstanding in defeat with a two run homer allowed over six innings.
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The Nationals attack consisted of five hits and four bases on balls with Bryce Harper walking twice and Anthony Rendon going 1-3 with a base on balls. The Nationals send Max Scherzer to the hill to kick off the road series versus the NY Mets. Scherzer comes in off of an 18-4 rout of the Marlins with all four runs given up on seven hits including three homers in seven frames.
The New York Mets traded zeros with the Phillies Wednesday before securing a 3-0 victory in ten innings. New York starter Jacob deGrom gave up five hits and struck out seven with Robert Gsellman throwing a scoreless 10th to get the win.
The Mets offense was limited to four hits and walked four times with Brandon Nimmo slugging a three run walk off homer in the 10th that scored Amed Rosario and Jose Reyes.
The NY Mets have named Steven Matz as Thursday’s series opening starter versus Washington. Matz absorbed a 3-0 defeat to Tampa Bay last time out with a run scoring over 6.1 innings.
Washington are 2-9 in their last 11 road games and under is 46-18-6 in Washington last 70 road games and under is 25-11 in Washington last 36 on grass. NY Mets are 9-26 in their last 35 home games and over is 20-8-4 in NY Mets last 32 Thursday games and under is 5-2-1 in NY Mets last 8 on grass. Washington are 49-17 in the last 66 meetings in New York and over is 15-7-1 in the last 23 meetings.
I’m not going to bet this regardless who is pitching and I wouldn’t pay any juice either…