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Nationals Vs Mets: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 6/19/2021

The Washington Nationals (31-36) host the New York Mets (36-27) on Saturday at Nationals Park, beginning at 6:05 PM ET. The Nationals are favored on the moneyline (-109), while the Mets are -106 underdogs, even though they are favored against the spread (1.5) with +165 odds. Washington’s Jon Lester and New York’s Robert Gsellman pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of June 19, 2021, 6:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Nationals vs Mets Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Lester (WSH) Pitcher Gsellman (NYM)
0 – 2 W/L 0 – 0
44.0 IP 24.2
4.09 ERA 3.65
1.430 WHIP 1.180
5.9 K/9 5.5
3.1 BB/9 2.6

Nationals Probable Starter Jon Lester

  • Lester makes the start for the Nationals, his 10th of the season. He is 0-2 with a 4.09 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 44 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent appearance on Monday, the lefty went 5 1/3 innings against the Pirates, giving up two earned runs while surrendering six hits.
  • The opposing Mets offense has a collective .230 batting average, and is last in the league with 461 total hits and 29th in MLB action with 238 runs scored. They have the 26th-ranked slugging percentage (.374) and rank 28th in home runs (64) in all of MLB.
  • The Nationals have a 2-1 record in Lester’s three starts this season when they were the moneyline favorite.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 19, 2021 at 6:19 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Mets Stats vs Lester (since 2007)

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
José Peraza 34 .353 12 0 5 .371 .812
Francisco Lindor 25 .280 7 1 4 .357 .757
James McCann 15 .467 7 2 3 .500 1.500
Kevin Pillar 10 .200 2 0 0 .273 .473
Jonathan Villar 8 .000 0 0 0 .111 .111
Brandon Drury 7 .286 2 0 2 .286 .715
Luis Guillorme 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Pete Alonso 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Albert Almora Jr. 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Mets Probable Starter Robert Gsellman

  • Gsellman will make his first start of the season for the Mets.
  • The 27-year-old righty will start for the first time this season after pitching in relief 14 times.
  • The right-hander appeared in one game with his team as the moneyline underdog last season and lost.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 19, 2021 at 6:19 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Nationals Stats vs Gsellman

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Trea Turner 24 .208 5 0 0 .240 .532
Ryan Zimmerman 16 .438 7 0 2 .500 .938
Victor Robles 9 .333 3 0 3 .400 1.067
Starlin Castro 8 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Josh Harrison 7 .571 4 0 0 .571 1.285
Josh Bell 6 .500 3 2 2 .625 2.125
Kyle Schwarber 5 .400 2 1 1 .500 1.500
Jordy Mercer 5 .400 2 0 0 .500 1.100
Juan Soto 4 .500 2 1 4 .600 2.100
Yan Gomes 4 .500 2 0 1 .500 1.500

Nationals Betting Trends

  • The Nationals score an average of 3.2 runs per game at home and 4.4 per contest away from Nationals Park.
  • The Nationals have the No. 28 offense in MLB play scoring 3.7 runs per game (249 total runs).
  • The Nationals have put together a 20-13 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 60.6% of those games).
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -109 or shorter, Washington has gone 18-12 (60%).
  • Washington has combined with opponents to go over the total 20 times this season for a 20-45-2 record against the over/under.
  • Washington was favored on the moneyline for eight of its last 10 games, and went 6-2 in those matchups.

Mets Betting Trends

  • The Mets have scored the 29th-most runs in the league this season with just 238 (3.8 per game).
  • In 36 road games this season, they’ve scored 3.9 runs per contest compared to the 3.6 per game they average at home.
  • This season, the Mets have won 13 out of the 26 games, or 50%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • New York is 12-13 this season when entering a game as the underdog by -106 or more on the moneyline.
  • New York and its opponents have hit the over in 25 of their 63 games with a total this season.
  • New York has played as the underdog in four of its past 10 games and has won two of those contests.

Nationals Players to Watch

  • Trea Turner paces the Nationals with a .309 batting average.
  • Turner ranks third in hits (84), and 10th in AVG (.309) among the qualifying batters in MLB play.
  • Juan Soto is batting .266 with four doubles, a triple, eight home runs and 38 walks.
  • Soto ranks 10th in OBP among qualified hitters in baseball.

Nationals Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Trea Turner 272 .309 35 10 31 .352 .823
Starlin Castro 237 .236 14 2 23 .287 .595
Kyle Schwarber 216 .227 25 13 34 .313 .757
Josh Harrison 196 .265 21 4 21 .344 .722
Juan Soto 192 .266 36 8 29 .385 .807
Josh Bell 182 .220 29 9 26 .285 .708
Victor Robles 162 .228 18 0 7 .339 .654
Yan Gomes 157 .255 20 7 24 .278 .711
Ryan Zimmerman 123 .276 15 8 20 .305 .833
Jordy Mercer 68 .250 6 0 0 .282 .591

Mets Players to Watch

  • Pete Alonso leads New York in home runs (10) and runs batted in (34) this season while batting .246.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Alonso falls outside of league leaders in hits and batting average.
  • Jonathan Villar has collected 43 hits this season and has an OBP of .325. He’s slugging .414 on the year.
  • Among qualified hitters, Villar falls outside the MLB leaders in hits and batting average in the league.

Mets Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Francisco Lindor 229 .218 36 8 21 .312 .679
Dominic Smith 207 .242 19 6 24 .312 .679
Pete Alonso 191 .246 30 10 34 .332 .777
Jonathan Villar 174 .247 27 6 15 .325 .739
James McCann 170 .235 15 6 23 .301 .672
Kevin Pillar 131 .244 18 5 17 .283 .703
José Peraza 94 .202 13 4 12 .257 .629
Billy McKinney 92 .207 9 3 6 .253 .612
Tomás Nido 83 .229 10 3 11 .273 .659
Billy McKinney 61 .246 11 4 12 .324 .898

Nationals vs Mets Player Props

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