MLB 8/11 Predictions, Preview & Betting Tips Nationals vs. Mets
We have MLB 8/11 Predictions, Preview & Betting Tips for the Nationals vs. Mets on Sunday.
The Washington Nationals take on the red hot New York Mets in the final game of this weekend series in City Field. This game will be of great significance as both squads are in contention for the NL east crown and the NL wildcard.
The Nationals currently sit 5.5 games back of the NL East lead and sit in the first NL wildcard spot with a record of 61-53.
NY Mets have been on an absolute tear of late – the hottest team in baseball since the all-star break, they are 14-1 in their 15. They currently sit a half game out the wild card spot and 8 back in the division race.
These two teams will be very familiar with each other as they are in the same division. The Mets have a leg up thus far with a 8-5 record vs the Nats this season.
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Washington Nationals Form & News
Anibal Sanchez is projected to start for the Nats. Sanchez has a 7-6 record with a 3.67 ERA over 21 games started. The Nationals are 2-3 in Sanchez last five starts however Sanchez hasn’t lost a decision since May 10.
Sanchez last start was a quality start. He posted 6 innings, surrendering 1 run and 4 hits. Sanchez is a veteran whose been pitching in the league since 2008. He possesses good command and can gather a solid amount of strikeouts.
He has gathered a majority of outs in his career via the fly ball. Sanchez is known for throwing a cutter, however the cutter has some rise to it which leads to many fly balls. Sanchez also heavily mixes in a changeup, four seam fastball. He rarely throws his sinker, slider and curveball.
The Nats are lead on offense by Anthony Rendon. Rendon leads the team in hits as well as HRs and RBIs. Young phenom Juan Soto has 21 HRs and brings a strong .282 average into the game.
Trea Turner is threat on the bases with 23 bags on the season and a on base percentage of .349. Adam Eaton and Victor Robles are also having strong offensive years.
The Nationals have been a middle of the road this season offensively. The Nationals bullpen has been amongst the worst this season. They have made some moves at the deadline to clean it up.
Adding Daniel Hudson, Roenis Elias, and Hunter Strickland gives them very viable arms to close out games.
New York Mets Form & News
Reigning Cy Young Jacob deGrom takes the mound for the Mets. deGrom is 7-7 with a 2.77 record this year. The star pitcher has been in peak form as of late, only allowing 6 runs in his last 40 innings.
In his last four starts he has gone 7 innings in each one striking out an average of 10. deGrom has faced the Nats twice this year he is 1-0 and the Mets have won both of those games. deGrom is one of the premier pitchers in the game right now and gives his team a huge advantage every time he’s on the bump.
His arsenal features a 97 mph fastball which generates a great amount of whiffs and fly balls. He also uses a hard slider and hard changeup to gather outs. He rarely uses his curveball.
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The Mets are 32-20 at home this year. They are currently on a 8 game streak at home this year. As of late the lineup has been clicking on all cylinders.
Mets have a power and average threat throughout the lineup. Leadoff hitter Jeff McNeil is amongst the league leaders in hits and average. He has been on a bit of a power surge as of late as well but is known for racking up base hits.
Pete Alonso is having one of the best rookie seasons by power numbers of all time. He currently has 37 homers and is a threat in the middle of their lineup to leave the yard any at bat.
Michael Conforto has 25 Homers and brings power from the left side. For all the Mets offense this season they have blown the most saves in the league this season despite acquiring Edwin Diaz who led the league in saves last year.
Nationals vs. Mets Betting Trends & Stats
- Mets are 10-1 in their last 11 at home.
- Mets are 4-1 in deGrom’s last 5 starts.
- Nationals are 9-4 in Sanchez’s last 13 starts.
- Over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in New York.
- Mets are 5-0 in their last 5 games with umpire Reyburn behind home plate.
MLB 8/11 Predictions: Nationals vs. Mets
Our MLB 8/11 Predictions sees the Mets holding the advantage over the Nationals.
This game will be critical for both teams. However, with Jacob deGrom on the bump and the way the Mets are playing as of late we like the Mets to win this game.
The consistency of deGrom is much better than that of Anibal Sanchez.
The Mets left handed hitters of McNeil and Conforto will set the table for the middle guys of Alonso and company.
MLB 8/11 Predictions: Mets to win (-193) at BetOnline