Washington Nationals at New York Mets - 9/2/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

New York Mets (84-48) vs Washington Nationals (44-86)

Game Info: Friday, September 2, 2022 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)

David Peterson (7-3) (3.21) vs

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The Washington Nationals and New York Mets face off on Friday in an MLB showdown at Citi Field. 

The Nationals come into this game with a 45-86 record overall and they have won two games in a row. Over the last two games, the Nationals have scored 12 runs total and they are going to need to the offense to be strong again here. The Nationals are averaging 3.76 runs per game which is 26th in the league. Lane Thomas comes into this game hitting 14 home runs and driving in 42 RBIs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Mets who sit with an 84-48 record overall and they have won two games in a row. The pitching has been really good in each of the last two games and slowed down the best offense in baseball in the Dodgers. The Mets offense is averaging 4.67 runs per game which is 4th best in the league. Pete Alonso has hit 31 home runs and driven in 105 RBIs. 

On the mound for the Nationals is Josiah Gray who sits with a 7-8 record and an ERA of 4.67. In his last start against the San Diego Padres, he went five innings giving up four hits and one run. 

On the mound for the Mets is David Peterson who sits with a 7-3 record and an ERA of 3.21. In his last start against the Colorado Rockies, he went six innings giving up four hits and zero runs. 

The Nationals are 1-4 in Gray’s last five starts. The Nationals are 1-6 in Gray’s last seven games on Friday. The under is 4-1 in the Mets last five starts on grass. The under is 4-1 in the Mets last home games. 

The Mets are going to win this game by at least three runs. Peterson is having a strong season and in his last start he gave up zero runs. Look for the Mets to get to Gray here, and that is going to be the difference as the Mets get the job done. Back the Mets -2.5 to cash. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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