Mets vs Nationals Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – September 2, 2022

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On Friday, a battle of NL East rivals is on the docket, with the Washington Nationals (45-86) visiting the New York Mets (84-48) at 7:10 PM ET. On the hill for the Mets will be David Peterson (7-3), opposed by the Nationals’ Josiah Gray (7-8).

Oddsmakers have made the Mets a strong favorite at home (-279) to beat the Nationals (+229). The game’s total is set at 8.

Mets vs. Nationals Odds

Run Line

New York Mets (-1.5)

Moneyline

Mets (-279)

Total

8 Runs (Over: -103, Under: -118)

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When, Where, at What Time is Mets vs. Nationals

  • Game Day: Friday, September 2, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • Location: Queens, New York
  • Stadium: Citi Field

Mets Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Luis Guillorme 10 Day Injury List Groin
Brett Baty 10 Day Injury List Thumb
Drew Smith 15 Day Injury List Back
Carlos Carrasco 15 Day Injury List Oblique
Stephen Nogosek 15 Day Injury List Oblique
Joey Lucchesi 60 Day Injury List Elbow
John Curtiss 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Sean Reid-Foley 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Tylor Megill 60 Day Injury List Shoulder

Nationals Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Cade Cavalli 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Tanner Rainey 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Will Harris 60 Day Injury List Pectoral
Stephen Strasburg 60 Day Injury List Ribs
Yadiel Hernandez 60 Day Injury List Calf
Sean Doolittle 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Joe Ross 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Carter Kieboom 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Jackson Tetreault 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Evan Lee 60 Day Injury List Shoulder

Last Time Out: Mets and Nationals

The Mets won their most recent contest versus the Dodgers by a 5-3 score yesterday, with Chris Bassitt picking up the win pitching throwing six innings, giving up two earned runs on six hits while striking out four. Starling Marte went 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead them offensively.

The Nationals beat the Athletics 7-5 yesterday, with Hunter Harvey registering the win while throwing one inning, giving up one earned run on one hit while striking out two. Joey Meneses went 4-for-6 with a home run and four RBI to lead the Nationals’ offense.

Betting Trends

Mets Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Mets have won 66 out of the 96 games, or 68.8%, in which they’ve been favored. New York is 6-2 this season when entering a game favored by -279 or more on the moneyline. Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Mets have a 73.6% chance to win. So far this season, New York and its opponents have hit the over in 66 of their 132 games with a total. The Mets are 72-60-0 against the spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Pete Alonso 131 .269 (47) .347 (41) .506 (12) 5.5% (11) 19.9% (78) 9.3% (61)
Francisco Lindor 131 .269 (47) .346 (42) .445 (52) 3.7% (46) 19.0% (68) 9.4% (55)
Starling Marte 114 .295 (16) .350 (39) .476 (26) 3.3% (59) 19.3% (73) 5.3% (134)
Brandon Nimmo 123 .266 (55) .355 (29) .417 (77) 2.2% (100) 17.4% (50) 9.5% (50)
Jeff McNeil 118 .315 (4) .366 (20) .450 (48) 1.5% (122) 12.0% (10) 6.1% (114)

Nationals Betting Records and Team Stats

The Nationals have been underdogs in 112 games this season and have come away with the win 36 times (32.1%) in those contests. This year, Washington has won seven of 15 games when listed as at least +229 or worse on the moneyline. Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Nationals have a 30.4% chance of pulling out a win. Washington and their opponents have hit the over in 62 of their 131 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season. The Nationals are 58-73-0 against the spread in their 131 games that had a posted line this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Nelson Cruz 122 .236 (115) .316 (97) .344 (135) 2.1% (105) 23.6% (104) 9.8% (45)
César Hernández 126 .244 (95) .305 (113) .309 (141) 0.0% (142) 18.4% (61) 6.9% (99)
Keibert Ruiz 105 .249 (86) .310 (106) .354 (131) 1.5% (122) 12.1% (11) 6.9% (99)
Lane Thomas 116 .237 (112) .291 (125) .406 (87) 3.4% (55) 25.2% (123) 6.5% (107)
Luke Voit 106 .224 (128) .314 (100) .411 (81) 4.1% (37) 32.3% (143) 10.3% (38)

Mets vs. Nationals Picks and Predictions

We pick that the Mets will pick up the victory in this game, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (-279). If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, we see the final scoring winding up over the total (8 runs).

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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