The Washington Nationals blanked the New York Mets on Tuesday night, winning by a final score of 5-0.
The Mets will try to get their revenge on Wednesday night in Game 2 of their three-game set. Kodai Senga (4.29 ERA) will get the start for the Mets and he'll take on lefty MacKenzie Gore (3.43 ERA) of the Nationals.
Let's dive into the odds for the game and then I'll give you my best bet.
Nationals vs. Mets odds, run line, and total
Nationals vs. Mets prediction and pick
Instead of betting on a side in this game, I'm going to take a look at the total instead and wager on the UNDER 8.5.
The Nationals offense has been one of the worst in the Majors so far this season. They rank 27th in MLB in OPS and 26th in runs per game, averaging only 3.68 per game. The Mets have been better offensively, but still not living up to expectations, ranking 17th in OPS.
Meanwhile, the Nationals pitching is poised for a second straight strong outing. MacKenzie Gore has been solid for them through four starts, sporting a 3.43 in his first four starts this season. Their bullpen has also been a nice surprise, sporting a 3.43 bullpen ERA.
Speaking of bullpens, it has been one of the bright spots for the Mets this season, coming in 7th in MLB in bullpen ERA at 3.25.
I'll bank on great defense tonight and take the UNDER 8.5.
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