Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Bobby Wallace. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Monday July 20th, 2015. At 7:05 PM EST.
The (47-44) New York Mets of the National League East Division will take the trip to the “NATIONS CAPITAL”. For game-one of a three-day series. The New York Mets will take on the (49-41) Washington Nationals also of the NL East in 2015 Baseball action. The teams will play at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the New York Mets have taken steps to become a relevant franchise again. The Mets must continue to play well the second-half of the season. The Washington Nationals are one of the most talented teams in Major League Baseball. The opening betting line has Washington as a -110 Road Favorite Against The Spread. The betting odds total is seven runs for Monday’s game.
The 2015 New York Mets have lost two straight. The Mets are finishing up a series against St.Louis on July 19th. The Mets are second in the Standings, two and a half games from first place. The Mets are 15-30 on the road in 2015.
*Right Fielder Curtis Granderson and First Baseman Lucas Duda lead the Mets batting lineup in four of five categories.
*Center Fielder Juan Lagares has a .245 batting average.
*The Mets offense has a .363 team slugging percentage.
*Starting Pitcher, Jacob deGrom leads the rotation with a 2.14 earned run average and has one hundred and twelve strikeouts.
*Relief Pitcher Jeurys Familia has a staff best twenty-seven saves.
*The New York Mets pitching staff has served up seventy-five long balls this season.
*The Mets end the month with a homestand on July 23rd.
*Notable injury: Third Baseman David Wright is still out wit ha bad back.
*The betting odds under the total are 7-2 the Mets last nine MLB games on Monday’s.
*The betting odds under the total are 6-2 New York last eight on grass.
*The New York Mets are 6-4 their last ten MLB ATS Picks overall, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under the betting odds total six times.
*The New York Mets will send the Right Handed Matt Harvey. Who is (8-6) with a 3.07 ERA to the mound for game one of the series? The University of North Carolina alumni threw seven innings, giving up five hits and two runs his last start on July 11th, a 4-2 home victory over Arizona.
*Bovada.Lv lists the New York Mets at 1400 to win the 2015 MLB National League Pennant.
The 2015 Washington Nationals have lost two of three, including a 5-0 loss to the Dodgers on July 19th. Washington is on top in the Division. Washington is 26-18 at home this season.
*Right Fielder Bryce Harper leads the offense with a .337 batting average, twenty-seven home runs, sixty-four RBI’S and a .465 on base percentage.
*Third Baseman Yunel Escobar leads the batting lineup with one hundred and two hits.
*The Washington offense has a .400 slugging percentage.
*Starting Pitcher Max Scherzer leads the rotation with ten wins, a 2.09 ERA and one hundred and one hundred and fifty-eight strikeouts.
*Relief Pitcher Drew Storen leads the staff with twenty-eight saves.
*Notable injury: Third Baseman Ryan Zimmerman is on the 15-day disabled list with a foot injury.
*The Nationals start a road trip on July 23rd.
*The betting odds under the total are 7-2 Washington last nine overall.
*The betting odds under the total are 6-2 the last eight between the teams.
The Washington Nationals are 5-5 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total three times. And staying under the betting odds total seven times.
*The Left Handed Gio Gonzalez, who is (6-4) with a 3.99 ERA, will be on the hill. The 6’0″ 200 pound Hialeah, Florida native went six innings, giving up six hits and a run. His last start on July 10th, a 3-2 no-decision loss at Baltimore.
*The Washington Nationals are -800 to win the 2015 MLB National League East Division.