New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals Free MLB Picks

July 19, 2012


If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Thursday when the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals meet at Nationals Park.
Righthander R.A. Dickey will take the mound for the Mets to start this game. Dickey is 12-1 this season with a 2.66 ERA.
The Nationals will counter Dickey with Gio Gonzalez. Lefthander Gonzalez has a 2.93 ERA to go along with a 12-4 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Nationals listed as 125-moneyline favorites versus the Mets, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.
The Mets were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -180 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Current streak:
New York has lost 6 straight games.
Washington has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
New York: 46-45 SU
Washington: 53-36 SU

New York most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing LA Dodgers are 10-0
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Washington most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing NY Mets are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of NY Mets’s last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets’s last 6 games on the road
NY Mets are 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
NY Mets are 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Washington
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing NY Mets
Washington is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games at home
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against NY Mets

Next up:
NY Mets home to LA Dodgers, Friday, July 20
Washington home to Atlanta, Friday, July 20

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