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Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets - 5/16/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Mets at Washington Nationals
Date & Time Thursday May 16, 2019, 1:05 PM (EDT)
Location
Nationals Park
Washington, DC
The Line
Washington Nationals +115 / New York Mets -125 O/U: 9
TV Channel
SNY, MASN
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The New York Mets and the Washington Nationals will meet up in MLB activity Thursday to finish their series.

In the Tuesday opener of this set, New York managed a 6-2 victory. On Wednesday, the Nationals evened it up with a 5-1 win of their own.

For the Thursday game, the Mets will be sending out Zack Wheeler in the start. Across his 49.2 innings and 3-2 record this year, Wheeler has a 4.35 ERA with 58 Ks and 19 walks.

The Mets managed just four hits in the Wednesday loss and struck out as a team 13 times. JD Davis provided the only New York RBI in that one.

Over on the Nationals’ side, they’re going with Anibal Sanchez on Thursday. In 41.0 innings and an 0-6 record, Sanchez has a 5.27 ERA with 39 Ks and 24 BBs this year.

Washington came up with nine hits in the Wednesday victory, and three of them belonged to Anthony Rendon, who logged two runs and an RBI as well.

The Mets are 7-1 in their last eight Thursday games and 1-8 in their last nine in game three of a series. New York is 10-3 in Wheeler’s last 13 starts versus the NL East and 11-3 in his last 14 after a quality start in his last appearance.

Meanwhile, the Nationals are 0-5 in Sanchez’s last five starts and 4-0 in their last four Thursday games. Washington is 0-5 in Sanchez’s last five starts on grass and the under is 5-0 in their last five Thursday games.

Wheeler has been wheeling right along lately, and in his last six starts he’s got just one that wasn’t a quality outing. He’s also 3-1 during that span.

As for Sanchez, he’s sitting on five straight losses and can’t get much to go his way even when he has a decent outing. I don’t see much changing here so I’m going Mets.

Pick:
New York Mets -125

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