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New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals Betting Preview

National League East Division rivals are set to begin a series on Monday night as the New York Mets visit the Washington Nationals. This is actually the first time these teams have met this season, and it should be a tight series. 

New York has been a major disappointment throughout the year as they come into this game with an overall record of 24-35. The Mets were expected to be a playoff contender, but they are playing some bad baseball. 

Washington has actually been better than expected this season, but they are still sitting at 27-31 on the year. The Nationals still have some work to do this year, but they have been respectable as a young team. 

The betting lines for this game are tight, but it’s the Washington Nationals as moneyline betting favorites at -125 in this matchup. 

Mets Need to Mash

If the New York Mets are going to win this game, or any in the series, then they will need to get it done at the plate. New York has belted 63 home runs already this season, and that is 16 more than the Washington Nationals. 

Pete Alonso continues to be the best player on the roster for the Mets and he has belted 13 home runs this season. New York doesn’t always hit for average, but they have enough talent to put up some runs. 

Getting outs has been a challenge for this team all season long, and they are coming into this game with a team ERA of 4.24. Tylor Megill is going to make the start in this game, and he is 0-2 despite having an ERA of just 1.69. 

Washington Winning With Pitching

The Washington Nationals have been doing a great job on the mound all season long, but they just don’t always score enough runs. Washington currently has a team ERA of 3.89 this season, and they will have one of their top pitchers on the mound. 

Mackenzie Gore comes into this game with an overall record of 4-4, and he also has a sparkling ERA of 2.91 this season. If Gore is able to pitch well again then that will allow the Nationals to roll in this game. 

C.J. Abrams is setting the tone on offense for the Nationals this season as he has belted nine home runs. Washington does have a young team, but they have been much better than expected on the moun

Washington Wins Series Opener

While neither of these teams are expected to be a playoff contender this season, Washington has been the better overall team. The Mets have been a better offensive team, but they have struggled to get outs all season long. 

Starting pitching always seems to impact betting lines for a game, and the Nationals have the clear advantage in this game. The Nationals should be able to score enough runs to win this game, and they will set the tone in the series opener. 

Bet the Washington Nationals at -125 on the moneyline as they take control of this game on Monday night. 

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