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New York Mets vs Washington Nationals 5/14/2023 Picks, Analysis and Previews

New York Mets vs Washington Nationals 5/14/2023 Picks, Analysis and Previews

In Sunday’s game at Nationals Park, the New York Mets will take on the Washington Nationals. The Mets have struggled with striking out batters this season, ranking 21st in MLB with 327 strikeouts. Their team ERA of 4.63 and 175 runs allowed by their pitchers put them in the middle of the pack in the league. New York has also given up 53 home runs and 147 walks to opposing batters. Their FIP is 4.90, and they have allowed 303 hits and 173 earned runs. The Mets’ pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.34 and a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 2.22. Their relief pitchers have been reliable, with 31 holds this season, the second-most in the league. The bullpen has entered the game in 46 save situations and converted 80.0% of them.

On Friday, the Mets were able to secure a 3-2 victory over the Nationals with the help of a three-run single by SS Francisco Lindor. Max Scherzer, a three-time Cy Young Award winner, has had a rocky start to the season for the Mets, with a 2-2 record and a 5.56 ERA. Scherzer has struggled with injuries and a suspension, giving up six home runs and ten walks in 22.5 innings pitched.

As a visiting team, the New York Mets have struggled to cover the spread with a record of 9 wins and 15 losses. In 2 of their last 5 games, the total score went over the set line. While playing at home, the total score went over the set line in 5 of their last 15 contests.

New York Mets vs Washington Nationals 5/14/2023 Picks, Analysis and Previews

The Washington Nationals have struggled on the mound this season with a FIP of 4.73 and a team WHIP of 1.426. They have allowed 330 hits, 44 home runs, and 4.67 runs per nine innings, ranking them 21st, 16th, and 16th in the league, respectively. Despite this, their strikeout-to-walk ratio of 7.60 (280 strikeouts to 145 walks) is a bright spot. Washington’s relievers have been called upon frequently, entering the game 35 times with runners on base and 34 times in high-stakes situations. They have a 55.6% save rate with 33 holds and 8 missed saves, putting them 26th in baseball.

The Nationals’ DH Joey Meneses drove in their first run with a single in the first inning. Right-handed rookie Jake Irvin, who has a 1-0 record and a 0.84 ERA, will make his third career start for the Nationals. In his last start, Irvin struck out five batters over six-and-a-half shutout innings in a 5-1 victory against the San Francisco Giants on the road.

In the past five games, the Washington Nationals have a strong record against the spread, winning four out of five matches. In addition, the Nationals have been performing exceptionally well on the road, winning 15 of their 19 games against the spread. Out of the team’s previous five games, the total has gone over in two of them.

New York Mets vs Washington Nationals. The MLB pick for this game is the New York Mets. Washington Nationals outfielder Victor Robles was recently placed on the 10-day injured list due to back spasms. In terms of offensive performance, the New York Mets are currently ranked 24th in the league for runs scored and 19th in OPS after playing 40 games. Meanwhile, the Washington Nationals have a low season OPS ranking of 28 and a runs scored ranking of 27. Despite this, it’s recommended to choose the OVER in this matchup. The predicted final score favors the New York Mets, who are expected to win by a score of 6-5.

MLB Starting Time: 4:35 PM (EDT)

Location: Nationals Park

Date: Sunday, May 14, 2023


MLB Odds: New York Mets-120

MLB Totals: 9 


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