Mets Vs Nationals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 3, 2022

Written By Staff on August 3, 2022

The New York Mets (65-38) will look to Francisco Lindor, who is currently on a two-game home run streak, when they square off against the Washington Nationals (36-69) at 4:05 PM ET on Wednesday at Nationals Park. New York (-288 to win) has Chris Bassitt set to start, and Washington (+239) will counter with Anibal Sanchez.

The betting facts in the following article are based off odds valid as of August 3, 2022 at 3:51 PM ET.

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Mets vs Nationals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Bassitt (NYM) Pitcher Sánchez (WSH)
7 – 7 W/L 0 – 3
115.0 IP 15.2
3.76 ERA 7.47
1.122 WHIP 1.404
9.2 K/9 7.5
2.5 BB/9 3.4

Mets Probable Starter Chris Bassitt

  • Bassitt gets the start for the Mets, his 20th of the season. He is 7-7 with a 3.76 ERA and 117 strikeouts in 115 innings pitched.
  • His most recent appearance was on Friday against the Miami Marlins, when the right-hander went 6 2/3 innings, surrendering four earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • The 33-year-old has put together a 3.76 ERA and 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings across 19 games this season, while allowing a batting average of .224 to his opponents.
  • Bassitt enters the outing with 12 quality starts under his belt this season.
  • He will face off against a Nationals squad that is batting .246 as a unit (12th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .373 (26th in MLB) with 83 total home runs (28th in MLB).
  • The 33-year-old ranks 39th in ERA (3.76), 25th in WHIP (1.122), and 15th in K/9 (9.2) among qualifying pitchers in MLB play this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 3, 2022 at 3:51 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Nationals Stats vs Bassitt

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Nelson Cruz 14 .286 4 0 1 .500 1.000
Alcides Escobar 13 .308 4 0 0 .400 .785
Maikel Franco 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
César Hernández 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Lane Thomas 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Victor Robles 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Nationals Probable Starter Aníbal Sánchez

  • The Nationals will send Sanchez (0-3) to the mound for his fourth start this season.
  • The right-hander gave up six earned runs and allowed six hits in 5 2/3 innings pitched against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.
  • The 38-year-old has an ERA of 7.47, a 2.167 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.404 in three games this season.
  • The Mets have scored 483 runs this season, which ranks fifth in MLB. They are batting .256 for the campaign with 104 home runs, 16th in the league.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 3, 2022 at 3:51 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Mets Stats vs Sánchez

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Eduardo Escobar 26 .115 3 0 2 .148 .302
Starling Marte 19 .211 4 1 2 .211 .579
Francisco Lindor 14 .286 4 1 2 .375 .946
Jeff McNeil 13 .231 3 0 2 .286 .594
Pete Alonso 11 .545 6 2 4 .583 1.765
Brandon Nimmo 9 .222 2 1 1 .500 1.056
Tyler Naquin 8 .125 1 0 1 .125 .375
Luis Guillorme 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .334
Mark Canha 5 .200 1 0 0 .333 .533
Tomás Nido 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000

Mets Betting Trends

  • The Mets have put together a 51-24 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 68% of those games).
  • New York has played as a moneyline favorite of -288 or shorter in only one game this season, which they lost.
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the Mets’ implied win probability is 74.2%.
  • New York has played in 103 games with an over/under set, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 52 times (52-45-6).
  • The Mets have put together a 55-48-0 record against the spread this season.
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Nationals Betting Trends

  • This season, the Nationals have won 29 out of the 90 games, or 32.2%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Washington has a record of 2-1 when they’re set as an underdog of +239 or more by sportsbooks this season.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Nationals, based on the moneyline, is 29.5%.
  • Washington’s games have gone over the total in 50 of their 105 chances.
  • In 105 games with a spread this season, the Nationals are 45-60-0 ATS.

Mets Players to Watch

  • Pete Alonso has racked up a team-best slugging percentage (.542) and paces the Mets in hits (105). He’s hitting .276 with 20 doubles, 27 home runs and 40 walks.
  • Among qualified hitters, Alonso ranks 40th in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 35th and he is ninth in slugging.
  • Lindor is hitting .261 with 16 doubles, three triples, 19 home runs and 41 walks.
  • Lindor ranks 63rd in batting average, 59th in on base percentage, and 45th in slugging in MLB play.
  • Lindor enters this matchup on a nine-game hitting streak. During his last 10 games he is hitting .385 with four doubles, three home runs, five walks and eight RBI.
  • Starling Marte is batting .300 with 19 doubles, four triples, 11 home runs and 18 walks and has accumulated a team-high .471 slugging percentage.
  • Marte has safely hit in two games in a row. During his last five outings he is hitting .318 with a triple, a home run and five RBI.
  • Brandon Nimmo has 19 doubles, five triples, 10 home runs and 37 walks while hitting .267.

Mets Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Francisco Lindor 398 .261 62 19 74 .337 .797
Pete Alonso 380 .276 58 27 86 .355 .897
Brandon Nimmo 371 .267 63 10 38 .347 .773
Eduardo Escobar 356 .219 40 12 42 .271 .664
Starling Marte 350 .300 58 11 47 .348 .819
Jeff McNeil 316 .297 42 5 39 .357 .775
Mark Canha 289 .273 43 7 34 .368 .749
Darin Ruf 268 .216 46 11 38 .328 .701
Daniel Vogelbach 258 .233 31 12 34 .352 .774
Luis Guillorme 219 .288 28 2 12 .366 .731

Nationals Players to Watch

  • Nelson Cruz has been key for Washington with 80 hits, an OBP of .315 plus a slugging percentage of .343.
  • Cruz is 122nd in batting average, 103rd in on-base percentage and 139th in slugging percentage among all qualifying batters in MLB.
  • Cesar Hernandez has an OPS of .613, fueled by an OBP of .304 and a team-best slugging percentage of .309 this season.
  • Hernandez is currently 110th in batting average, 117th in on-base percentage and 149th in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters.
  • Luke Voit leads Washington with 67 hits and an OBP of .317 this season.
  • Keibert Ruiz has three home runs, 23 RBI and a batting average of .245 this season.

Nationals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
César Hernández 408 .240 51 0 21 .304 .613
Nelson Cruz 347 .231 41 8 52 .315 .658
Maikel Franco 347 .228 28 8 38 .255 .595
Luke Voit 298 .225 38 13 48 .317 .730
Keibert Ruiz 298 .245 23 3 23 .305 .641
Lane Thomas 282 .234 34 9 34 .287 .677
Yadiel Hernandez 265 .272 26 8 37 .311 .734
Victor Robles 242 .231 34 4 25 .292 .610
Luis Garcia 200 .290 16 4 23 .296 .731
Alcides Escobar 124 .218 12 0 8 .260 .542

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