Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets - 7/31/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (44-59) at Washington Nationals (52-53)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)
Steven Matz (5-8) (3.79) vs. T Roark (4-12) (4.55)
The Line: Washington Nationals -173 / New York Mets +163 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN2, SNY
The New York Mets visit DC to take the field with the Washington Nationals in a Tuesday MLB tilt.
The New York Mets ended a two game skid with a 1-0 victory at Pittsburgh on Sunday. New York didn’t do much at the plate but didn’t need to with starter Zack Wheeler allowing five hits and striking out seven over six frames to pick up the win.
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The Mets offense consisted of five hits and four bases on balls with Wheeler smacking a run scoring double that plated Luis Guillorme in the 5th inning.
New York opens their series at Washington with Steven Matz on the bump. Matz brings a 5-8 record in to Tuesday’s matchup despite a 3.79 ERA over 20 starts.
The Washington Nationals have dropped consecutive contests following a 5-0 defeat at Miami on Sunday. Washington starter Jeremy Hellickson was charged with all five runs (three earned) on eight hits through 4.2 frames with three relievers tossing 3.1 shutout innings.
The Nationals offense was dead quiet with a pair of hits and five bases on balls with Bryce Harper going 1-2 with two walks while Matt Adams went 1-4 with a single.
Tanner Roark toes the rubber against the visiting Mets on Tuesday night. Roark has struggled the majority of the season with a 4-12 record and 4.55 ERA over 20 starts and one relief appearance.
NY Mets are 9-23 in their last 32 Tuesday games and are 18-37 in their last 55 games on grass and are 1-7 in Matzs last 8 Tuesday starts. Under is 20-7 in Washington last 27 Tuesday games and Washington are 24-11 in their last 35 Tuesday games and Washington are 1-7 in Roark’s last 8 starts.
Roark comes off of one of his best career starts versus Milwaukee but given the way the Nationals have been up and down I’d either take a shot with the Mets or look elsewhere…