Washington Nationals at New York Mets - 4/23/21 MLB Picks and Prediction

Washington Nationals at New York Mets - 4/23/21 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Rhona Wise-USA TODAY Sports

New York Mets (7-7) vs Washington Nationals (7-9)

Game Info: Friday, April 23, 2021 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)

Jacob deGrom (1-1) (0.45) vs Erick Fedde (1-1) (5.56)

Betting Odds: New York Mets -240 / Washington Nationals +216 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New York Mets will host the Washington Nationals in an NL East battle this Friday night. It will be the first of a three-game set at Citi Field. This will be the first time they have faced this season.

The Mets lost their last game 4-3 in the 10th inning after failing to plate a run in their half. The bullpen pitched 6.1 innings, only allowing 1 unearned run. From the plate, they had 6 hits and were just 1-8 with runners in scoring position. Pete Alonso hit a two-run shot in the 4th for his 4th of the season. The Mets have a .239 batting average and .682 OPS to start the season.

Starting for the Mets on Friday will be ace Jacob deGrom. He is 1-0 with a 0.45 ERA, 0.70 WHIP and 35 strikeouts to start the season. In his career against this Nationals lineup, he has allowed a .262 average with 31 strikeouts in 112 at bats.

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The Nats won 1-0 last time out in the rubber game of their series with St. Louis. Scherzer pitched a gem, tossing 6 scoreless innings, allowing just 4 hits with 9 strikeouts. From the dish they only had 4 hits. A second inning RBI- double by Alex Avila drove in the games only run. To start the year, the Nationals have a .253 team batting average and .701 OPS. Josh Harrison leads the team with a .387 average and 1.021 OPS. Brandon Nimmo leads the team with a .395 average and .955 OPS.

Righty Erick Fedde will be on the mound for Washington on Friday. In three starts he is 0-0 with a 5.56 ERA, 1.68 WHP and 15 strikeouts. Against this Mets lineup in his career, he has allowed a .205 average with 11 strikeouts in 50 at bats.

New York is 5-5 in their last ten games, 4-1 at home this season, 5-5 as the favorite, and the under is 7-6-1.

Washington is 6-4 in their last ten games, 2-4 on the road this season, 2-6 as the underdog, and the under is 10-6.

New York has been great at home and will have superman Jacob deGrom on the mound. He has been great from the plate in addition to being the most dominant pitcher in baseball to start the season. Fedde on the other hand has been giving up over a hit an inning to start the season. Throw it in a parlay or lay the juice, but this game is going one way. Give me the Mets to win.

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Joe’s Pick New York Mets -240

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