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New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals - 5/22/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Washington Nationals at New York Mets
Date & Time Wednesday May 22, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Citi Field
Flushing, NY
The Line
New York Mets -110 / Washington Nationals +101 -- O/U: 6.5
TV Channel
MASN2, SNY
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The Washington Nationals and the New York Mets meet in game three of a four game NL East division set from Citi Field in MLB action on Wednesday.

The Washington Nationals will look to bounce back and get a win on the board after a 6-5 loss in game two on Tuesday. Juan Soto and Brian Dozier each had a home run and two RBIs with Soto going 2 for 4 with a double. Trea Turner went 2 for 5 with a double and an RBI to round out Washington’s scoring as a team in the win. Gerardo Parra, Yan Gomes and Howie Kendrick each had base hits as well to cap off the Nats’ offense in defeat. Erick Fedde allowed one run on four hits over five innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Tanner Rainey ended up with the loss, falling to 0-1 on the year. Max Scherzer will start game three and is 2-5 with a 3.72 ERA and 87 strikeouts this season. In his career, Scherzer is 10-5 with a 2.59 ERA and 167 strikeouts against the Mets.

The New York Mets will look to keep their momentum going after winning the first two games of the set with Tuesday’s victory. J.D. Davis had a pinch-hit three run home run while Pete Alonso added a solo home run and Jeff McNeil went 2 for 5 with a double and an RBI. Amed Rosario had an RBI of his own to round out the Mets’ scoring as a team in the win while Wilson Ramos went 2 for 3 and Todd Frazier had a base hit as well in the victory. Zack Wheeler gave up three runs on four hits while striking out six over seven innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Edwin Diaz got the win in relief to improve to 1-2 on the year. Jacob DeGrom will start game three and is 3-5 with a 3.98 ERA and 67 strikeouts this season. In his career, DeGrom is 8-4 with a 2.50 ERA and 129 strikeouts against Washington.

Washington is 2-7 in their last 9 road games and 8-17 in their last 25 games overall while the over is 8-0 in Scherzer’s last 8 starts against a team with a losing record. New York is 0-5 in their last 5 Wednesday games and 1-5 in their last 6 games overall while the over is 17-7-1 in DeGrom’s last 25 starts against a team with a losing record. The over is 4-1 in Scherzer’s last 5 road starts against New York and 6-2 in Scherzer’s last 8 starts against the Mets overall.

I can understand this total being where it is as you have a battle of staff aces between Scherzer and DeGrom. However, both of these pitchers haven’t been the dominant arm we’ve become accustomed to seeing from both in recent years and I just think this has the makings of a 4-3 or 5-4 kind of game so I’ll take a shot with the over in this one.

Pick:
Over 6.5

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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