Mets Vs Nationals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 12, 2021

Written By Staff on August 11, 2021

The New York Mets (57-55) and Washington Nationals (50-63) take the field on Thursday at Citi Field, beginning at 12:10 PM ET. New York’s (-180 to win) Trevor Williams and Washington’s (+155) Erick Fedde pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of August 11, 2021, 8:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Mets vs Nationals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Williams (NYM) Pitcher Fedde (WSH)
4 – 2 W/L 4 – 8
58.2 IP 87.1
5.06 ERA 5.15
1.530 WHIP 1.350
9.4 K/9 8.1
3.4 BB/9 3.2

Mets Probable Starter Trevor Williams

  • Williams makes the start for the Mets, his 13th of the season. He is 4-2 with a 5.06 ERA and 61 strikeouts in 58 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last time out — while pitching for the Cubs — the right-hander threw 6 1/3 scoreless innings against the Diamondbacks on Sunday, July 25 while surrendering five hits.
  • He will face a Nationals offense that ranks sixth in the league with 957 total hits (on a .257 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .418 (10th in the league) with 131 total home runs (21st in MLB play).
  • The Mets have not been a moneyline favorite when Williams starts this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 11, 2021 at 8:20 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 8 .125 1 0 0 .300 .425
Ryan Zimmerman 5 .200 1 1 1 .333 1.133
Gerardo Parra 5 .200 1 0 1 .333 .533
Victor Robles 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Andrew Stevenson 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Josh Bell 2 .500 1 1 1 .500 2.500

Nationals Probable Starter Erick Fedde

  • The Nationals’ Fedde (4-8) will make his 19th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Friday, when he threw 4 2/3 innings against the Braves, giving up four earned runs while allowing eight hits.
  • The Mets are batting .234 this season, 24th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .382 (25th in the league) with 119 home runs.
  • When he is the starting pitcher, Washington has a record of 4-7 this season when they are the underdog on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 11, 2021 at 8:20 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Mets Stats vs Fedde

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Dominic Smith 14 .071 1 0 1 .133 .204
Brandon Nimmo 14 .286 4 0 2 .375 .661
Michael Conforto 9 .444 4 1 3 .444 1.222
Pete Alonso 8 .250 2 0 0 .500 .875
Jeff McNeil 8 .625 5 0 1 .700 1.450
Tomás Nido 7 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Jonathan Villar 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
J.D. Davis 4 .250 1 0 0 .400 .650
Kevin Pillar 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Javier Báez 1 1.000 1 0 1 1.000 2.000

Mets Betting Trends

  • The Mets average 3.5 runs per home game compared to 4.1 per contest on the road.
  • The Mets score the second-fewest runs in baseball (424 total, 3.8 per game).
  • The Mets have been favored on the moneyline 68 total times this season. They’ve gone 38-30 in those games.
  • New York is 13-9 (winning 59.1% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -180 or shorter.
  • New York has played in 112 games with a set over/under, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 47 times (47-60-5).
  • New York went 3-4 across the seven games it was favored on the moneyline in its last 10 matchups.
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Nationals Betting Trends

  • The Nationals have scored the 18th-most runs in the league this season with 498 (4.4 per game).
  • They’ve scored 4.7 runs per game this season on the road while averaging 4.2 at home.
  • This season, the Nationals have won 19 out of the 62 games, or 30.6%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Washington is 3-10 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +155 or more on the moneyline.
  • Washington and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 47 of their 113 opportunities.
  • Washington has played as the underdog in seven of its past 10 games and has gone 1-6 in those contests.

Mets Players to Watch

  • Pete Alonso paces the Mets with 24 home runs.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB play, Alonso’s 24 HR rank 14th.
  • Dominic Smith is batting .254 with 15 doubles, 11 home runs and 26 walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB, Smith is not in the top 10 in hits and RBI.

Mets Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Pete Alonso 368 .250 53 24 64 .329 .815
Dominic Smith 362 .254 37 11 50 .314 .701
Javier Báez 335 .248 48 22 65 .290 .774
James McCann 292 .240 22 9 34 .303 .666
Jonathan Villar 280 .236 40 12 26 .307 .721
Michael Conforto 243 .202 24 7 27 .330 .667
Jeff McNeil 240 .271 31 6 26 .349 .745
Kevin Pillar 231 .212 27 9 26 .248 .616
Brandon Nimmo 177 .288 29 2 15 .417 .812
Tomás Nido 127 .236 15 3 13 .276 .630

Nationals Players to Watch

  • Juan Soto leads Washington in home runs (19) and runs batted in (61) this season while batting .303.
  • Soto ranks 14th in AVG (.303), and first in OBP (.418) among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Josh Bell is slugging .467 this season, with a team-best 19 homers while driving in 60 runs.
  • Among qualified hitters, Bell falls outside of league leaders in hits and batting average in the league.

Nationals Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Juan Soto 347 .303 74 19 61 .418 .928
Josh Bell 334 .246 53 19 60 .305 .772
Victor Robles 271 .203 30 2 16 .311 .610
Ryan Zimmerman 192 .245 21 11 37 .286 .760
Andrew Stevenson 139 .209 17 3 13 .265 .574
Yadiel Hernandez 128 .305 19 4 13 .366 .796
Alcides Escobar 121 .273 19 1 8 .338 .710
Gerardo Parra 85 .235 12 2 10 .275 .640
Tres Barrera 70 .243 7 1 7 .321 .678
Luis Garcia 64 .203 10 3 7 .250 .672

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