Mets Vs Nationals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 11, 2022

Written By Staff on May 11, 2022

Jeff McNeil leads the New York Mets (21-10) into a matchup against Josh Bell and the Washington Nationals (10-21) on Wednesday at 7:05 PM ET at Nationals Park. McNeil is hitting .333, the seventh-best batting average in the league, for the Mets, while Bell is fourth at .349 for the Nationals. New York (-190 to win) has Tylor Megill starting things off, while Washington (+160) will counter with Aaron Sanchez.

The insights in this article reference odds valid as of May 11, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET.

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Mets vs Nationals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Megill (NYM) Pitcher Sanchez (WSH)
4 – 1 W/L 1 – 2
33.1 IP 13.2
2.43 ERA 8.56
0.900 WHIP 1.537
9.7 K/9 5.9
2.2 BB/9 2

Mets Probable Starter Tylor Megill

  • The Mets are sending Megill (4-1) out to make his seventh start of the season. He is 4-1 with a 2.43 ERA and 36 strikeouts through 33 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent outing on Wednesday, May 4 against the Atlanta Braves, the righty tossed 5 2/3 innings, giving up three earned runs while surrendering four hits.
  • The 26-year-old has put up an ERA of 2.43, with 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings, in six games this season.
  • Megill has one quality start under his belt this season.
  • The opposing Nationals offense has the 18th-ranked slugging percentage (.364) and ranks 24th in MLB play with 21 home runs. It has a collective .252 batting average, and is third in MLB with 262 total hits and 12th in MLB play scoring 127 runs.
  • The 26-year-old’s 2.43 ERA ranks 21st, .900 WHIP ranks ninth, and 9.7 K/9 ranks 12th among qualifying pitchers this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 11, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Nationals Probable Starter Aaron Sanchez

  • Sanchez (1-2) will take the mound for the Nationals, his fourth start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Thursday, when he threw 4 2/3 innings against the Colorado Rockies, giving up six earned runs while allowing six hits.
  • The 29-year-old has an ERA of 8.56, a 3 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.537 in three games this season.
  • The Mets rank sixth in MLB with 140 runs scored this season. They have a .255 batting average this campaign with 25 home runs (19th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 11, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Mets Betting Trends

  • The Mets are 18-8 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 69.2% of those games).
  • New York has won all three games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -190 or shorter.
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the Mets’ implied win probability is 65.5%.
  • New York has played in 31 games with set over/under, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 13 times (13-16-2).
  • The Mets have collected a 20-11-0 record against the spread this season.
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Nationals Betting Trends

  • The Nationals have won eight, or 30.8%, of the 26 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Washington is 3-3 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +160 or more on the moneyline.
  • The sportsbooks’ moneyline implies a 38.5% chance of a victory for the Nationals.
  • Washington’s games have gone over the total in 13 of their 31 chances.
  • The Nationals are 12-19-0 ATS in their 31 games with a spread this season.

Mets Players to Watch

  • Pete Alonso has a team-best slugging percentage (.500) and leads the Mets in hits (33). He’s batting .280 with five doubles, seven home runs and 10 walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB, Alonso ranks 42nd in batting average, 44th in on-base percentage, and 24th in slugging.
  • Francisco Lindor is hitting .246 with six doubles, five home runs and 12 walks.
  • Among qualifying batters, Lindor’s batting average ranks 83rd, his on-base percentage ranks 78th, and he is 68th in the league in slugging.
  • McNeil has a team-high OBP (.400) and slugging percentage (.465). He is hitting .333 with eight doubles, a triple, a home run and 10 walks.
  • Starling Marte is batting .254 with five doubles, three home runs and five walks.

Mets Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Francisco Lindor 122 .246 17 5 18 .326 .744
Pete Alonso 118 .280 19 7 26 .353 .853
Starling Marte 118 .254 16 3 20 .307 .680
Eduardo Escobar 107 .215 13 1 7 .328 .674
Jeff McNeil 99 .333 15 1 12 .400 .865
Brandon Nimmo 93 .269 16 3 9 .393 .812
Mark Canha 79 .291 8 1 9 .360 .702
James McCann 56 .196 5 1 6 .266 .552
Dominic Smith 54 .204 4 0 9 .290 .549
J.D. Davis 42 .238 6 1 4 .377 .734

Nationals Players to Watch

  • Bell leads Washington with 37 hits and an OBP of .444, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .528.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Bell is fourth in batting average, his on-base percentage is third, and he is 14th in slugging percentage.
  • Juan Soto has collected 28 hits this season to earn an on-base percentage of .384.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Soto ranks 79th in batting average, 23rd in on-base percentage and 50th in slugging percentage.
  • Maikel Franco is batting .282 with a .410 slugging percentage and 17 RBI this year.
  • Yadiel Hernandez has two home runs, 15 RBI and a batting average of .346 this season.

Nationals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
César Hernández 133 .271 17 0 7 .307 .630
Maikel Franco 117 .282 10 2 17 .315 .725
Juan Soto 113 .248 21 6 8 .384 .835
Josh Bell 106 .349 21 4 21 .444 .972
Nelson Cruz 106 .170 13 3 14 .258 .513
Keibert Ruiz 87 .264 6 1 9 .301 .669
Alcides Escobar 82 .220 8 0 5 .281 .549
Yadiel Hernandez 78 .346 9 2 15 .373 .886
Victor Robles 74 .216 10 0 10 .280 .564
Lane Thomas 70 .214 5 1 10 .260 .560

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