Mets Vs Nationals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 31, 2022

Written By Staff on May 31, 2022

The New York Mets (33-17) will look to Brandon Nimmo, who is on a 10-game hitting streak, when they take on the Washington Nationals (18-32) and Cesar Hernandez, who has also hit safely in 10 consecutive games. The game starts at 7:10 PM ET on Tuesday at Citi Field. Trevor Williams starts for New York (-207 to win), and Patrick Corbin is Washington’s (+174) pick to start.

The betting insights in the article below are based off odds valid as of May 31, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET.

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Mets vs Nationals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Williams (NYM) Pitcher Corbin (WSH)
0 – 3 W/L 1 – 7
22.2 IP 50.0
4.37 ERA 6.30
1.235 WHIP 1.660
8.7 K/9 7.6
1.6 BB/9 4

Mets Probable Starter Trevor Williams

  • Williams makes the start for the Mets, his fourth of the season. He is 0-3 with a 4.37 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 22 2/3 innings pitched.
  • His most recent appearance was in relief on Wednesday when the right-hander threw 3 2/3 scoreless innings against the San Francisco Giants while giving up just one hit.
  • The 30-year-old has put up an ERA of 4.37, with 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings, in eight games this season. Opponents are batting .264 against him.
  • He will face a Nationals offense that ranks 14th in the league with 206 runs while batting .255 as a squad. It has a collective .371 slugging percentage (22nd in MLB action) and has hit a total of 32 home runs (29th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 31, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Nationals Stats vs Williams

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Juan Soto 13 .077 1 0 1 .294 .371
Maikel Franco 10 .300 3 0 2 .300 .700
César Hernández 9 .222 2 0 2 .385 .607
Victor Robles 8 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Josh Bell 6 .333 2 1 1 .429 1.429
Dee Strange-Gordon 5 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Yadiel Hernandez 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .750
Nelson Cruz 4 .500 2 0 2 .600 1.100
Lane Thomas 3 .667 2 0 1 .667 1.334
Alcides Escobar 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 1.333

Nationals Probable Starter Patrick Corbin

  • Corbin (1-7) will take to the mound for the Nationals and make his 11th start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last start was on Thursday, when he tossed 6 2/3 innings while giving up three earned runs on seven hits in a matchup with the Colorado Rockies.
  • The 32-year-old has an ERA of 6.30 and 7.6 strikeouts per nine innings with an opponent batting average of .292 in 10 games this season.
  • He has earned a quality start three times in 10 starts this season.
  • The Mets have scored 256 runs this season, which ranks second in MLB. They have 448 hits, first in baseball, with 45 home runs (19th in the league).
  • The 32-year-old ranks 58th in ERA (6.30), 59th in WHIP (1.660), and 38th in K/9 (7.6) among qualified pitchers in the majors this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 31, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Mets Stats vs Corbin

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Pete Alonso 32 .344 11 4 7 .447 1.228
J.D. Davis 32 .312 10 4 6 .389 1.170
Starling Marte 30 .267 8 0 3 .312 .645
Brandon Nimmo 23 .217 5 0 0 .280 .497
Jeff McNeil 22 .227 5 0 1 .292 .565
Francisco Lindor 20 .300 6 0 0 .300 .650
Eduardo Escobar 12 .250 3 1 1 .250 .833
Mark Canha 7 .143 1 1 1 .250 .821
Tomás Nido 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
Dominic Smith 4 .750 3 0 0 .750 2.000

Mets Betting Trends

  • The Mets have won 27 of the 40 games they were favored on the moneyline this season (67.5%).
  • When it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -207 or shorter, New York has a 2-1 record (winning 66.7% of its games).
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the Mets have an implied win probability of 67.4%.
  • New York has played in 50 games with over/under set, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 26 times (26-22-2).
  • The Mets have covered 60% of their games this season, going 30-20-0 ATS.
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Nationals Betting Trends

  • This season, the Nationals have been the underdog 41 times and won 13, or 31.7%, of those games.
  • This season, Washington has won four of its 10 games, or 40%, when they’re the underdog by at least +174 on the moneyline.
  • The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 36.5% chance of a victory for the Nationals.
  • Washington and its opponents have hit the over in 24 of their 50 games with a total this season.
  • The Nationals have an ATS record of 19-31-0 in 50 games with a spread this season.

Mets Players to Watch

  • Pete Alonso has accumulated 54 hits with a .534 slugging percentage, both team-high numbers for the Mets. He’s batting .286 with eight doubles, 13 home runs and 19 walks.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB action, Alonso ranks 31st in batting average, 32nd in on-base percentage, and 13th in slugging.
  • Francisco Lindor has eight doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 24 walks while hitting .262.
  • Lindor’s batting average ranks 61st among qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 42nd, and he is 44th in the league in slugging.
  • Jeff McNeil has 13 doubles, a triple, three home runs and 14 walks while hitting .308.
  • Starling Marte is hitting .289 with nine doubles, two triples, five home runs and seven walks.

Mets Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Francisco Lindor 191 .262 37 8 40 .350 .800
Pete Alonso 189 .286 29 13 47 .359 .893
Starling Marte 180 .289 31 5 29 .330 .774
Eduardo Escobar 174 .224 21 2 14 .308 .664
Jeff McNeil 169 .308 24 3 26 .362 .812
Brandon Nimmo 157 .293 29 3 17 .386 .838
Mark Canha 135 .289 22 4 18 .362 .747
Dominic Smith 86 .186 7 0 14 .287 .543
Luis Guillorme 80 .362 17 1 4 .446 .908
J.D. Davis 77 .221 10 1 9 .322 .660

Nationals Players to Watch

  • Juan Soto leads Washington in OBP (.382) and total hits (42) this season.
  • Among all the qualifying hitters in MLB, Soto’s batting average is 106th, his on-base percentage ranks 17th, and he is 48th in slugging percentatge.
  • Josh Bell is slugging .412 while driving in 28 runs and batting .299 this season.
  • Bell ranks 21st in batting average, 18th in on-base percentage and 77th in slugging percentage in the big leagues.
  • Hernandez has an OPS of .712, fueled by an OBP of .345 and a team-best slugging percentage of .367 this season.
  • Nelson Cruz has four home runs, 27 RBI and a batting average of .237 this season.

Nationals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
César Hernández 207 .295 30 0 13 .345 .712
Maikel Franco 190 .253 15 3 23 .280 .654
Juan Soto 178 .236 29 9 16 .382 .831
Josh Bell 177 .299 27 4 28 .379 .791
Nelson Cruz 169 .237 23 4 27 .316 .659
Keibert Ruiz 139 .281 15 1 12 .340 .721
Yadiel Hernandez 130 .300 14 4 23 .343 .805
Lane Thomas 121 .198 10 3 18 .259 .590
Victor Robles 117 .248 17 1 19 .310 .635
Alcides Escobar 117 .222 11 0 8 .266 .557

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