MLB Pick: Nationals vs. Mets – June 15, 2017

MLB Baseball Matchup at a Glance

  • Where: Citi Field in New York City, New York
  • Date & Time: Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 7:10 PM ET
  • M/L Spread: WASH +103 | NYM -113
  • Total: 8.5
  • Quick Pick: Washington vs. NY Mets Under 8.5 for 1.5 Units

The Washington Nationals will take on the New York Mets on Thursday evening in Game 1 of a 4 game series in New York. This is the third time this year the Mets and Nationals have faced each other in a series.

In the first series, on April 21-23, the Nationals swept the Mets in New York, all 3 games by the scores of 4-3, 3-1 and 6-3. In the second series, on April 28-30, the Mets won 2 out of 3 in Washington by the scores 7-5, 5-3 and they got blown out by the score of 5-23!

Nationals Look To Get Back On Track Against Mets

The Washington Nationals come into this game after being embarrassed by the Atlanta Braves 13-2 at Nationals Park. The Nationals are now 39-26 and in first place in the National League East Division. The Nationals have lost 6 of their last 10 games and have lost their 12.5 game lead in the division, which is now down to 9 games over the New York Mets.

The Nationals will send Gio Gonzalez to the mound on Thursday for their matchup against the Mets. Gio is 5-1 on the year and has started 13 games for the Nationals. He has a 2.91 ERA in 80.1 innings pitched and has allowed 68 hits for 26 earned runs. Gio has struck out 74 batters and walked 38.

In his last start, Gonzalez struck out 9 Texas Rangers in 6 innings in a no decision. Gio Gonzalez faced the Mets back on April 22 and got the win in a 3-1 Nationals victory.

Steven Matz Makes 2nd Start Of Year

The New York Mets are 30-34 and are 8.5 games behind the Washington Nationals in the National League East Division. The Mets have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games and are an even 17-17 against teams from the NL East Division.

Steven Matz will make his 2nd start of the year against the Nationals. He is 1-0 on the year and has a 1.29 ERA. Matz made his debut against the Braves last week and went 7 innings, giving up 5 hits and 1 earned run, while striking out 2 batters and walking 1.

Very Good Pitchers Duel In New York

Washington Nationals Pitcher Gio Gonzalez has only allowed 2 runs or less in 10 of his 13 starts this year. Mets pitcher Steven Matz looked very impressive in his season debut. Both of these pitchers are up for decent games and I look for a very low scoring game here. I will be playing the under here for 1.5 Units. Pick: Mets vs. Nationals Under 8.5 for 1.5 Units