If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Monday when the Washington Nationals and the New York Mets meet at Citi Field.
The Nationals will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander John Lannan in this game. Lannan has a 2-3 record and a 3.63 ERA this season.
Starting this game for the Mets will be John Maine. The righthander has a 4.53 ERA to go along with a 3-3 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Mets listed as 165-moneyline favorites versus the Nationals, while the game’s total is sitting at 9.
The Washington Nationals defeated Baltimore 8-5 as a -125 favorite on Sunday. The 13 runs scored went OVER the posted over/under total (10).
Adam Dunn homered twice and drove in 6 runs for Washington and Ryan Zimmerman scored 2 runs in the win.
The New York Mets lost to Boston 12-5 as a +185 underdog on Sunday. The 17 runs scored went way OVER the posted over/under total (10.5).
Ramon Castro hit a solo home run for the Mets and Tim Redding was roughed up for six runs on eight hits in 4 2-3 innings.
Washington: 13-30 SU
New York: 23-20 SU
Our free sport picks of the day have been on fire all year
Washington most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 3-7
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a win are 3-7
New York most recently:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4
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A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Washington’s last 15 games
Washington is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Washington is 1-4 Straight Up in its last 5 games when playing NY Mets
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets’s last 5 games at home
New York Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
NY Mets are 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Our free pick of the day is the New York Mets
NY Mets home to Washington, Tuesday, May 26