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New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals - 5/21/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Washington Nationals at New York Mets
Date & Time Tuesday May 21, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Citi Field
Queens, New York
The Line
The Line: Washington Nationals +118 / New York Mets -128 -- Over/Under: 8
TV Channel
SNY, MAS2
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The Washington Nationals and New York Mets meet Tuesday in MLB action at Citi Field.

The Washington Nationals could use a win after losing seven of their last 12 games. The Nationals have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Washington Nationals have won five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Adam Eaton leads the Nationals with 51 hits and 11 RBI while Anthony Rendon and Victor Robles have combined for 81 hits and 44 RBI. Erick Fedde gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 3.38 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. Fedde is 0-0 with a 7.71 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.

The New York Mets could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Mets have scored five runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The New York Mets have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Jeff McNeil leads the Mets with 53 hits and 14 RBI while Amed Rosario and Pete Alonso have combined for 87 hits and 60 RBI. Zack Wheeler gets the ball, and he is 3-3 with a 4.85 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season. Wheeler is 4-10 with a 5.27 ERA and 79 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.

The Nationals are 2-7 in their last 9 road games, 1-4 in their last 5 Tuesday games and 1-5 in Fedde's last 6 starts. The Mets are 4-0 in their last 4 Tuesday games, 7-3 in Wheeler's last 10 starts with 4 days of rest and 8-3 in Wheeler's last 11 home starts. The Nationals are 54-23 in the last 77 meetings in New York, and the Mets are 2-7 in Wheeler's last 9 home starts vs. Nationals and 4-10 in Wheeler's last 14 starts vs. Nationals. The under is 13-4-1 in Mets last 18 overall. The over is 4-1 in Fedde's last 5 starts overall.

The New York Mets have seen Fedde twice this month, so nothing will surprise them with what he brings to the table. The Nationals just tagged Wheeler for 11 hits and six runs in six innings, so they're certainly going to be excited about this matchup. Usually when lineups face the same pitcher within a short span, you tend to get high scoring games, as guys are fresh to their pitches, speed, delivery, etc. I'm going to side with the over on this reasonable total. 

Pick:
Over 8

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