New York Mets vs Washington Nationals Prediction MLB Picks 7/2/24

Washington Nationals (39-44) vs New York Mets (40-41)

Game Info: Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at 6:45 pm (Nationals Park)

DJ Herz (1-2) (5.48) vs Sean Manaea (5-3) (3.89)

Betting Odds: Washington Nationals +121 / New York Mets -143 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New York Mets and Washington Nationals meet Tuesday in MLB game 2 action at Nationals Park. Here’s a New York Mets vs Washington Nationals Prediction. This article will include a New York Mets vs Washington Nationals Pick.

New York Mets Betting Preview

The New York Mets look to get above a .500 record after games against the Yankees and Astros. The New York Mets have scored 20 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 7 straight games. The New York Mets have won 6 of their last 8 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Francisco Lindor leads the New York Mets with 83 hits and 40 RBI, while Pete Alonso and Brandon Nimmo have combined for 148 hits and 96 RBI.

Washington Nationals Betting Preview

The Washington Nationals are 39-45 on the year after games against the Padres and Rays. The Washington Nationals have scored 15 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 7 games. The Washington Nationals have lost 5 of their last 6 games when scoring 4 or more runs. CJ Abrams leads the Washington Nationals with 86 hits and 42 RBI, while Luis Garcia Jr. and Jesse Winker have combined for 136 hits and 74 RBI.

New York Mets vs Washington Nationals Pitching Pick Matchup

Sean Manaea gets the ball for the New York Mets, and he is 5-3 with a 3.89 ERA and 76 strikeouts this season. Manaea has allowed 21 hits and 15 earned runs in his last 25 innings. Manaea has a 3.16 ERA and .212 allowed batting average in 31.1 road innings. Manaea is 1-1 with a 5.28 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Washington Nationals.

DJ Herz gets the ball for the Washington Nationals, and he is 1-2 with a 5.48 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. Herz has allowed 25 hits and 13 earned runs in 21.1 innings this season. Herz will make his sixth start of his career. This will be Herz’s second career game against the New York Mets.

Why the New York Mets will Beat the Nationals

  • The Nationals have lost 12 of their last 13 night games at Nationals Park after going to extra innings.
  • The Mets have won nine of their last 10 night games against National League opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Nationals have failed to cover the run line in each of their last nine Tuesday night home games against National League opponents.
  • The Mets have covered the run line each of their last five road games against NL East opponents that held a losing record.

Washington Nationals Player Prop Facts

  • Lane Thomas has hit a home run in three of the Nationals' last four home games against NL East opponents.
  • CJ Abrams has recorded at least one Single in seven of the Nationals' last eight night games.
  • Lane Thomas has scored at least one run in each of the Nationals' last six home games against NL East opponents.
  • CJ Abrams has recorded at least one total base in each of his last nine home appearances against NL opponents.
  • CJ Abrams has recorded at least one hit in each of his last nine appearances at Nationals Park.
  • Joey Gallo has recorded at least one RBI in four of his last five appearances against the Mets.

New York Mets Player Prop Facts

  • Francisco Lindor has recorded at least one Double in three of the Mets' last four night games.
  • J.D. Martinez has hit a home run in each of the Mets' last two games against NL East opponents.
  • J.D. Martinez has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Mets' last four night games against NL teams that held a losing record.
  • Francisco Lindor has recorded a Single in each of the Mets' last eight games as favorites against the Nationals.
  • Sean Manaea has recorded six or more strikeouts in each of his last three appearances with the Mets as favorites.
  • Francisco Lindor has scored at least one run in seven of the Mets' last eight games as favorites against the Nationals.
  • J.D. Martinez has recorded at least one hit in each of his 13 previous road appearances against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Starling Marte has recorded at least one total base in each of his last nine appearances at Nationals Park.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Washington Nationals rank 27th in the league for slugging percentage this season (.364).
  • The Washington Nationals rank T25th in the league for triples this season (9).
  • The New York Mets rank 4th in the league for home runs this season (104).
  • The New York Mets rank T4th in the league for doubles this season (150).

New York Mets vs Washington Nationals Prediction

The New York Mets are playing their best ball of the season and there's a pep in their step at the moment as they have a chance to clear a .500 record. The Washington Nationals are slowly watching things start to slip away, and DJ Herz just hasn't shown enough reason to get behind him in a small sample size. Sean Manaea isn't coming off the greatest month of June, but he's been reasonable enough this season, with an ERA slightly under 4. The Mets are making a strong push and making the front office think twice about the trade deadline. The price is reasonable. Give me the Mets.

Randy’s Pick New York Mets -143

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