Mets Vs Nationals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 2, 2022

Written By Staff on August 2, 2022

Brandon Nimmo sits at 99 hits this season, and will try to get his 100th when his New York Mets (65-37) square off against the Washington Nationals (35-69) on Tuesday at 7:05 PM ET. New York (-347 to win) has Jacob deGrom set to start, while Washington (+280) will counter with Cory Abbott.

The betting trends in this article are based off odds valid as of August 2, 2022 at 5:33 PM ET.

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Mets vs Nationals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

The probable pitchers for both teams have not made a start this season. Here are their stats from last season:

deGrom (NYM) Pitcher Abbott (WSH)
7 – 2 W/L 0 – 0
92.0 IP 17.1
1.08 ERA 6.75
0.554 WHIP 1.788
14.3 K/9 6.2
1.1 BB/9 5.7

Mets Probable Starter Jacob deGrom

  • deGrom makes his first start of the season for the Mets.
  • The 34-year-old right-hander started and threw 7 2/3 innings when he last appeared Wednesday, July 7 against the Milwaukee Brewers.
  • In his 15 appearances last season he finished with a 7-2 record and had a 1.08 ERA and a 0.554 WHIP.
  • The Nationals have totaled 396 runs this season (26th in MLB) and are batting .246 collectively with 80 home runs (29th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 2, 2022 at 5:33 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Nationals Stats vs deGrom

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
César Hernández 27 .222 6 0 1 .323 .545
Maikel Franco 25 .240 6 0 0 .240 .560
Victor Robles 15 .200 3 0 0 .294 .627
Yadiel Hernandez 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Alcides Escobar 3 .333 1 0 1 .333 .666
Nelson Cruz 2 .500 1 0 1 .333 .833
Luis García 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Nationals Probable Starter Cory Abbott

  • Abbott gets the nod for the Nationals and will make his first start of the season.
  • The 26-year-old righty will start for the first time this year after pitching in relief .
  • He has pitched in three games this season with an ERA of 2.25, a 6 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of .750.
  • The Mets are batting .257 this season, fourth in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .405 (11th in the league) with 103 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 2, 2022 at 5:33 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Mets Stats vs Abbott

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Tomás Nido 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Luis Guillorme 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Francisco Lindor 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Starling Marte 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Mets Betting Trends

  • The Mets have been the moneyline favorite 74 total times this season. They’ve finished 51-23 in those games.
  • New York has not yet played as a moneyline favorite of -347 or shorter.
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Mets’ implied win probability is 77.6%.
  • New York has combined with opponents to go over the total 52 times this season for a 52-44-6 record against the over/under.
  • The Mets have a 55-47-0 record against the spread this season.
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Nationals Betting Trends

  • This season, the Nationals have won 28 out of the 89 games, or 31.5%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Washington has not been a bigger underdog this season than the +280 moneyline set for this game.
  • The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 26.3% chance of a victory for the Nationals.
  • Games involving Washington have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 50 of 104 chances this season.
  • In 104 games with a spread this season, the Nationals are 44-60-0 ATS.

Mets Players to Watch

  • Pete Alonso has a team-best slugging percentage (.548) while leading the Mets in hits (105). He’s hitting .279 with 20 doubles, 27 home runs and 40 walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in baseball, Alonso’s batting average ranks 38th, his on-base percentage ranks 31st, and he is ninth in the league in slugging.
  • Alonso brings a two-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .263 with two doubles, two home runs, four walks and three RBI.
  • Francisco Lindor is batting .261 with 16 doubles, three triples, 18 home runs and 40 walks.
  • Among qualifiers, Lindor ranks 64th in batting average, 65th in on-base percentage, and 52nd in slugging.
  • Lindor has safely hit in eight straight games. In his last 10 games he is hitting .400 with four doubles, two home runs, four walks and seven RBI.
  • Nimmo is hitting .269 with 19 doubles, five triples, 10 home runs and 37 walks.
  • Nimmo takes a five-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is hitting .346 with two doubles, a home run and five RBI.
  • Starling Marte has 19 doubles, four triples, 11 home runs and 18 walks while batting .301.

Mets Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Francisco Lindor 395 .261 61 18 73 .336 .789
Pete Alonso 376 .279 58 27 86 .358 .906
Brandon Nimmo 368 .269 63 10 38 .348 .777
Eduardo Escobar 356 .219 40 12 42 .271 .664
Starling Marte 346 .301 58 11 47 .349 .823
Jeff McNeil 312 .298 42 5 39 .359 .779
Mark Canha 289 .273 43 7 34 .368 .749
Daniel Vogelbach 255 .235 31 12 34 .353 .780
Luis Guillorme 215 .288 28 2 12 .368 .735
Tyler Naquin 196 .240 30 7 34 .297 .736

Nationals Players to Watch

  • Juan Soto has 84 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .408.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Soto is 97th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks third, and he is 26th in slugging percentage.
  • Josh Bell leads Washington in slugging percentage (.496) and total hits (114) this season.
  • Bell is currently 13th in batting average, 11th in on-base percentage and 23rd in slugging percentage among all qualified players.
  • Nelson Cruz is batting .233 with a .346 slugging percentage and 52 RBI this year.
  • Cesar Hernandez is batting .240 with a .304 OBP and 21 RBI for Washington this season.

Nationals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
César Hernández 405 .240 51 0 21 .304 .608
Josh Bell 375 .304 52 14 57 .386 .882
Maikel Franco 344 .230 28 8 38 .258 .601
Nelson Cruz 344 .233 41 8 52 .315 .661
Juan Soto 342 .246 62 21 46 .408 .893
Keibert Ruiz 294 .245 23 3 23 .305 .642
Lane Thomas 281 .231 34 9 34 .284 .672
Yadiel Hernandez 262 .271 25 7 36 .311 .723
Victor Robles 239 .230 32 4 25 .288 .606
Luis Garcia 196 .286 15 3 20 .292 .705

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