New York Mets at Washington Nationals Game 2 9/26/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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New York Mets (26-31) at Washington Nationals (23-34)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 6:05 pm (Nationals Park)
Jacob deGrom (4-2) (2.14) vs. Anibal Sanchez (3-5) (6.42)
The Line: Washington Nationals +190 / New York Mets -210 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New York Mets and Washington Nationals meet Saturday in game two of an MLB doubleheader at Nationals Park.
The New York Mets look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Mets have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Mets have won four of their last five games when scoring four or more runs. Michael Conforto leads the Mets with 65 hits and 31 RBI while Jeff McNeil and Dominic Smith have combined for 112 hits and 65 RBI. Jacob deGrom gets the ball, and he is 4-2 with a 2.14 ERA and 94 strikeouts this season. deGrom is 8-4 with a 2.50 ERA and 150 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
The Washington Nationals need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Nationals have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last six games. The Nationals have won six straight games when scoring four or more runs. Trea Turner leads the Nationals with 74 hits and 33 RBI while Juan Soto and Asdrubal Cabrera have combined for 98 hits and 68 RBI. Anibal Sanchez gets the ball, and he is 3-5 with a 6.80 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. Sanchez is 5-7 with a 4.94 ERA and 80 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
The Mets are 1-4 in their last 5 games as a favorite and 22-10 in their last 32 games as a road favorite. The Nationals are 4-1 in their last 5 games as an underdog, 4-10 in their last 14 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in their last 5 Saturday games. The under is 4-1-1 in Mets last 6 overall. The over is 10-4 in Nationals last 14 Saturday games. The Mets are 12-5 in the last 17 meetings.
Anibal Sanchez has an ERA of 6.62 in 17.2 innings this month while Jacob deGrom has allowed seven runs in his last 22 innings. Jacob deGrom is also allowing a .242 batting average with 61 strikeouts in 154 at bats against current Nationals. The Mets have a clear pitching edge in this contest. I'll take the Mets and the RL for max betting value.