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New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals - 7/14/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Nationals (47-46) at New York Mets (37-54)
Date & Time Saturday July 14, 2018, 4:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: New York Mets -113 / Washington Nationals +103 --- Over/Under: 8.5
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MLB | Washington Nationals (47-46) at New York Mets (37-54)
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Citi Field will come alive Saturday afternoon as the Washington Nationals and the New York Mets meet up to continue their weekend MLB series. 

The Nats eked out a 5-4 victory in the opener Thursday, and in the Friday game the Mets struck back on a 4-2 win. 

For Saturday’s matchup, the Nationals will be bringing out RHP Austin Voth, who will finally be making his Major-League debut. 

Tops for the Nats bats this year is Trea Turner, who came into Friday on 101 hits, 55 runs, 11 homers and 37 RBI. In game two, Adam Eaton was the only Nat with more than one hit, going 2-for-5. 

Over on the Mets’ side, they’re going with RHP Zack Wheeler on Saturday. Over 99.2 innings and a 2-6 record this season, Wheeler has a 4.42 ERA with 99 Ks and 38 BBs. 

Asdrubal Cabrera is about the only good thing going for the Mets offense this year, as he came into Friday on 96 hits, 42 runs, 17 homers and 52 RBI. In game two, Cabrera posted a hit and a run. 

The under is 10-3 in the Nationals’ last 13 Saturday games and 9-3 in their last 12 in game three of a series. Washington is 4-2 in their last six versus the NL East and 3-11 in their last 14 road games. 

Meanwhile, the Mets are 22-45 in their last 67 in game three of a series and 1-6 in their last seven Saturday games. New York is 2-11 in Wheeler’s last 13 starts and 1-7 in his last eight starts with four days’ rest. 

Voth has been bouncing back and forth between Triple A and the big club quite a bit this year, but this will be our first chance to see him in action for the Nats following a 3.55 ERA and 4-5 record over 15 starts in the minors. As for Wheeler, he’s coming off a pretty sketchy 4.2 innings versus the Phillies, but before that he had a pair of solid appearances. It should be interesting to see what Voth can do, but this is probably one to stay away from if you’re betting. All things considered though, I’ll stick with the Nats since I have zero confidence in the New York bullpen. Give me Washington. 

Washington Nationals +103

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