Mets vs Nationals Prediction - MLB Picks 5/13/23

Washington Nationals (16-22) vs New York Mets (19-20)

Game Info: Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 4:05 pm (Nationals Park)

Trevor Williams (1-1) (4.25) vs Joey Lucchesi (1-0) (4.43)

Betting Odds: Washington Nationals +130 / New York Mets -141 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Washington Nationals and the New York Mets will meet in DC for game two of their divisional series this Saturday from Nationals Park on the MASN. New York took game one in a low-scoring battle, 3-2.

Mets Betting Preview

New York moved to 19-20 after defeating Washington. The Mets got back into the win column last night, and they’ll look to win consecutive games for the first time in over three weeks here. The New York offense is scoring 4.37 runs per game, while batting .236, with a .334 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.82 ERA, with a 1.34 WHIP. Brandon Nimmo has multiple hits in four of the last seven games, and he leads the Mets in batting average (.312). Pete Alonso homered twice in the Cincy series this week, and he’s up to team-leads in HR (13) and RBI (31). 

Joey Lucchesi (1-0, 4.43 ERA, 17 Ks) will take the mound for New York. The fifth-year pitcher allowed three runs for the third straight time last week in four innings versus Colorado. Lucchesi has failed to follow up on a gem in his season debut versus San Fran, and he’ll look to turn things around in DC this weekend. 

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Nationals Betting Preview

Washington dropped to 16-22 after losing to New York. The Nationals squandered at the plate last night, and they’ll look for stronger play on Saturday. The Washington offense is scoring 3.42 runs per game, while batting .252, with a .316 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.36 ERA, with a 1.40 WHIP. Joey Meneses carries a six-game hit streak into this one, and he leads the Nats in batting at .287. Lane Thomas has recorded a hit in eight of the last ten games, he’s first on the team in RBI (18). 

Trevor Williams (1-1, 3.41 ERA, 21 Ks) is set to start for Washington. The eighth-year pitcher's stretch of reliability took a hit in the desert on Sunday versus the Diamondbacks, allowing a season-high five runs in 4.1 innings pitched. Williams has managed to become a solid innings eater for the Nats early on, but he’s only cleared five strikeouts once in seven starts. 

New York vs Washington Trends

New York is 15-24 against the spread this season, with a 16-22-1 O/U record. Washington is 24-14 ATS this year, with a 15-21-1 over/under record.

Corey’s Free Pick

New York used a defensive effort in game one to pick up the victory, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see things rev up in Saturday’s contest. Both lineups could find success off of Joey Lucchesi and Trevor Williams respectively, and it could reflect on the scoreboard. Roll with the Over for game two of this NL East series.

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