Nationals vs. Mets Pick – MLB Predictions & Odds 5/13/23

Chris RuffoloMay 13, 2023
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The New York Mets and the Washington Nationals meet in an NL East division matchup in MLB action from Nationals Park on Saturday. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.


New York is a -155 road favorite while Washington is a +135 home underdog. The total for this game is set at 9.5 runs.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Joey Lucchesi will start for the Mets here and is 1-0 with a 4.43 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. Washington will start Trevor Williams here and he is 1-1 with a 4.25 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season.

Matchup History

New York’s 3-2 win on Friday made it back-to-back wins and wins in five of the last seven meetings for the Mets in this head-to-head matchup.


New York is 5-13 in their last 18 games overall and 2-7 in their last 9 road games while the under is 9-2 in their last 11 game two matchups. Washington is 21-50 in their last 71 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 games following a loss while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games following a loss.


I’m backing the Nationals here. The Mets managed to snag the win in Friday’s matchup, but I’m still not sold on the Mets as a whole and Washington’s been playing a lot better than I think a lot of folks give them credit for. I think we’re getting a fair bit of value with the Nationals at this price and I’d argue that the Nationals have the slight pitching edge here as well. Give me the Nats.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Washington +135
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