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Washington Nationals vs NY Mets Prediction 7-1-24 Picks

NY Mets (40-41) vs. Washington Nationals (39-44)
July 1, 2024 6:45 pm EDT
The Line: Washington Nationals -109 / NY Mets -109; Over/Under: +8
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In this article, we will formulate a Washington Nationals vs NY Mets Prediction for this MLB game on Sunday, June 30th at Nationals Park.

Mets Have Lost Two Straight Games

The Mets have lost two straight games and the defense has been an issue the last couple of games. Over the last two games, the pitching has given up 19 runs in total. On Sunday, the Mets were defeated 10-5. Matt Festa really struggled out of the bullpen, and he went an inning, giving up four hits and four runs. The Mets are averaging 4.85 runs, while their pitching is giving up 4.75 runs per game. The offense is ranked 6th in the league, while the pitching is ranked 23rd in the league. Pete Alonso has hit 17 home runs and driven in 46 RBis so far this season. Getting the start for the Mets will be David Peterson, who sits with a 3-0 record and an ERA of 3.67. In his last start against the New York Yankees, he went 4.1 innings, giving up three hits and one run. The Mets will meet the Pirates, Nationals, and Rockies after this series.

Why The Mets Will Beat the Nationals

  • The Mets have won each of their last seven games at Nationals Park following a loss.
  • The Nationals have lost each of their last seven Monday night home games against NL East opponents.
  • The Mets have covered the run line in each of their last seven games against National League opponents following a loss.
  • The Nationals have failed to cover the run line in each of their last six games as home underdogs against NL East opponents following a road loss.
  • The Mets have led after 5 innings in each of their last six games against the Nationals.
  • The Nationals have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last four games against opponents that held a losing record.

Nationals Offense Has Been A Problem Here

The Nationals’ offense has been a problem all season and on Sunday, the offense was a major issue. The Nationals failed to score any runs, and they ended up losing by five runs. Patrick Corbin went six innings, giving up eight hits and four runs. The Nationals are averaging 4.11 runs, while their pitching is giving up 4.29 runs per game. The offense is ranked 20th in the league, while the pitching is ranked 13th. CJ Abrams has hit 13 home runs and driven in 42 RBIs. On the mound for the Nationals will be MacKenzie Gore, who sits with a 6-7 record and an ERA of 3.60. In his last start against the San Diego Padres, he went five innings giving up five hits and five runs. 

Washington Nationals vs NY Mets Prediction

Gore in his last start gave up five hits and five runs, and he’s going to struggle again here. Peterson sits with an ERA of 3.67 and in his last start he gave up only one run. The Mets are the better team, and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. The Mets are going to tee off on Gore here, and the Mets will get the job done. Back the Mets on the run line to cash here. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Mets -1.5

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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