Mets vs Nationals Prediction - MLB Picks 9/5/23

Washington Nationals (62-76) vs New York Mets (63-74)

Game Info: Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)

Patrick Corbin (9-12) (4.96) vs Jose Quintana (1-5) (3.26)

Betting Odds: Washington Nationals +124 / New York Mets -135 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New York Mets will head down to DC to meet the Washington Nationals this Tuesday from Nationals Park.

Mets Preview & Projected Starter

New York moved to 63-74 after taking two of three from Seattle. The Mets closed strong with a game three win on Sunday, and they’ll look for similar success this his week in the Capitol. The New York offense is scoring 3.98 runs per game, while batting .238, with a .318 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.39 ERA, with a 1.35 WHIP.

Jose Quintana (1-5, 3.26 ERA, 35 Ks) will get the call for New York. The veteran lefty bounced back against Texas last time out, tossing six scoreless frames, but he was robbed of yet another decision. If things actually panned out for the Mets this summer, the addition of Quintana would look great, as he’s been pretty steady thru eight outings, tossing six quality starts along the way. 

Mets Player Trends & Props

Pete Alonso powered the game three win with a pair of homers, and he leads the Mets in home runs (41) and RBI (100). 

Francisco Lindor has collected a hit in seven of the last ten games, and he’s second on the team with 25 homers and 81 RBI. 

Brandon Nimmo has totaled multiple bases in three of the previous four games, and he leads NYM in hits (132), with 20 HR and 55 RBI. 

Jeff McNeil homered in the game three victory, and after recording a hit in eight of the last nine games, and he’s leading the team in batting (.270), with 49 runs batted in. 

 

Nationals Preview & Projected Starter

Washington moved to 62-76 after being swept by Miami. The Nats had no answer for the Marlins over the weekend, and they’ll look to turn things around here against the Mets at home. The Washington offense is scoring 3.48 runs per game, while batting .262, with a .319 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.96 ERA, with a 1.50 WHIP.

Patrick Corbin (9-12, 4.90 ERA, 109 Ks) will get the ball for Washington. The veteran pitcher reverted back to his old ways in Toronto last week, allowing ten hits and six runs in five innings pitched to take his twelfth loss of the season. Corbin was due one of those spots, as he’d pitch better than usual throughout the month of August. Corbin is a sneaky 3-0 against his home state team this season, and he’ll attempt to tacked on a fourth win this Tuesday.  

Nats Player Trends &  Props

Lane Thomas homered in the first three matchups with Miami, and he leads the Nats in hits (153), with splits of .285/23/74. 

Joey Meneses went hitless against the Marlins, so he could be due just as Thomas was, and he’s still batting a strong .279, with  with 76 RBI.

CJ Abrams plated a pair of runs in the first two meetings, and he’s posting a line of .245/15/51. 

Keibert Ruiz has recorded a hit in seven of his previous ten games, and he’s totaled 16 homers and 55 Arbh For the season. 

Corey’s Free Pick

This left-handed matchup has sneaky pitcher’s duel potential, but after both teams swung pretty well over the weekend, I like targeting total for this contest. Jose Quintana has been very solid since joining NYM in July, but his counterpart Patrick Corbin has a tendency to allow runs in bunches, and the Mets will likely be coming after him Tuesday night from the start. I like New York to win this contest, but the Over brings a bit more security here in this divisional battle.

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

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