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Mets Vs Nationals: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 9/4/2021

Jonathan Villar sits at 97 hits this season, and will try to notch his 100th when his New York Mets (68-67) take on the Washington Nationals (55-79) on Saturday at 6:05 PM ET. New York (-165 to win) has Tylor Megill starting, while Washington (+145) will send out Josh Rogers.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 4, 2021, 5:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Mets vs Nationals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Megill (NYM) Pitcher Rogers (WSH)
2 – 3 W/L 0 – 0
64.2 IP 0.0
4.04 ERA 0.00
1.240 WHIP 0.000
9.7 K/9 0
2.5 BB/9 0

Mets Probable Starter Tylor Megill

  • Megill makes the start for the Mets, his 14th of the season. He is 2-3 with a 4.04 ERA and 70 strikeouts through 64 2/3 innings pitched.
  • His last appearance came on Sunday against the Nationals, when the righty tossed five innings, surrendering two earned runs while giving up only one hit.
  • He meets a Nationals offense that ranks 18th in the league with 594 total runs scored while batting .258 as a unit. His opponent has a collective .417 slugging percentage (11th in MLB action) and has hit a total of 152 home runs (23rd in the league).
  • The Mets have a 5-3 record in Megill’s eight starts this season when they were favored on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of September 4, 2021 at 5:41 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Nationals Stats vs Megill

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Lane Thomas 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Alcides Escobar 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Luis Garcia 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Carter Kieboom 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Yadiel Hernandez 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Josh Bell 2 .500 1 1 2 .500 2.500

Nationals Probable Starter Josh Rogers

  • Rogers will make his first start of the season for the Nationals.
  • The left-hander is making his first start of the year. The 27-year-old did not make an appearance on the mound last season.
  • The left-hander did not appear in a game when his team was the moneyline underdog last season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of September 4, 2021 at 5:41 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Mets Stats vs Rogers

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Kevin Pillar 3 .333 1 0 1 .333 .666

Mets Betting Trends

  • The Mets score an average of 4.2 runs per game on the road compared to 3.5 per contest at home.
  • The Mets are the third-lowest scoring team in baseball averaging 3.8 runs per game (518 total).
  • The Mets have won 58.8% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (47-33).
  • When it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -165 or shorter, New York has gone 21-14 (60%).
  • New York has combined with opponents to go over the total 56 times this season for a 56-73-6 record against the over/under.
  • New York was the moneyline favorite in nine of its last 10 games, and finished 7-2 in those matchups.

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Nationals Betting Trends

  • The Nationals rank 18th in the league with 594 total runs scored this season.
  • They’ve scored 4.4 runs per game this season at home compared to an average of 4.5 per contest on the road.
  • The Nationals have been underdogs in 82 games this season and won 24 (29.3%) of those contests.
  • This season, Washington has won nine of its 29 games, or 31%, when they’re the underdog by at least +145 on the moneyline.
  • Washington and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 60 of their 134 opportunities.
  • In nine games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, Washington has a record of 1-8.

Mets Players to Watch

  • Pete Alonso has a team-best 29 home runs and 79 runs batted in.
  • Alonso ranks 14th in HR among the qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Villar has 15 doubles, two triples, 17 home runs and 33 walks while batting .269.
  • Villar does not rank in the top 25 in home runs and hits among qualifying hitters in MLB play.
  • Villar brings a seven-game hitting streak into this game. Over that span he is hitting .484 with two doubles, a triple, three home runs and six RBIs.

Mets Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Pete Alonso 459 .259 66 29 79 .332 .831
Jonathan Villar 361 .269 52 17 38 .335 .798
Francisco Lindor 352 .224 54 12 43 .310 .685
Javier Báez 335 .248 48 22 65 .290 .774
Michael Conforto 315 .216 38 11 39 .337 .708
Jeff McNeil 313 .246 37 6 31 .318 .673
James McCann 308 .240 22 9 35 .301 .658
Brandon Nimmo 265 .302 42 5 23 .420 .835
Kevin Pillar 261 .218 33 12 33 .258 .656
J.D. Davis 156 .295 17 5 21 .388 .843

Nationals Players to Watch

  • Juan Soto leads Washington in home runs (24) and runs batted in (77) this season while batting .302.
  • Soto ranks ninth in AVG (.302), and first in OBP (.431) among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Soto is batting
  • Josh Bell is batting .252 with an OBP of .315 and a slugging percentage of .472 this season.

Nationals Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Juan Soto 410 .302 90 24 77 .431 .953
Josh Bell 405 .252 60 23 74 .315 .787
Ryan Zimmerman 222 .239 23 12 43 .275 .734
Alcides Escobar 195 .277 31 1 15 .330 .694
Yadiel Hernandez 186 .274 24 7 21 .332 .757
Andrew Stevenson 154 .227 20 4 18 .281 .619
Luis Garcia 141 .227 18 3 8 .273 .649
Carter Kieboom 126 .246 20 6 16 .345 .766
Gerardo Parra 95 .232 13 2 10 .288 .635
Riley Adams 74 .270 11 2 8 .372 .818

Mets vs Nationals Player Props

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