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Nationals vs. Mets MLB Odds, Pick & Preview: Will New York Spoil a Pro Debut? (Wednesday, June 1)

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  • After scoring 23 runs in two games, the Mets look to sweep the Nationals at Citi Field on Wednesday.
  • Evan Lee will be making his MLB debut for Washington while Carlos Carrasco will oppose the youngster.
  • Jules Posner dives into the matchup and offers up his best bet.

Nationals vs. Mets Odds

Nationals Odds +198
Mets Odds -240
Over/Under 9
Time 1:10 p.m. ET
TV MLB.TV
Odds via FanDuel. Get up-to-the-minute MLB odds here.

The New York Mets look to complete the home sweep of the Washington Nationals Wednesday afternoon, and there’s no good reason why they won’t.

The Nationals were bludgeoned for over 10 runs in the first two games of the three-game set.

Evan Lee will make his Major League debut for the Nats, and he’ll be squaring off against seasoned vet Carlos Carrasco for the Mets.

The Nationals hope to make it out of the Big Apple with at least one victory in this series, but it’s going to be tough sledding.

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Nationals Have Some Advantages?

Lee is the Nationals’ 20th-ranked prospect, per Baseball America, and that’s probably the only advantage they have in this match up. Lee is a relative unknown, and you never know how a young pitcher will act when thrust into action.

Additionally, the Mets may be resting some regulars before they fly across the country to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers.

So, there are two advantages the Nationals have.

Additionally, the Nationals spent most of May at the top of the leaderboard in terms of team wRC+ on the road, but have steadily sank throughout the month. Perhaps, June will see the Nats catch that sweet road offensive flame.


Mets Just Keep Scoring

The New York Mets have been slapping the Nationals around like they did something weird in their fantasy football league. Putting up both 13 and 10 runs in the first two games of this series, the Mets’ regulars may simply be exhausted from scoring so much.

Carrasco is also a good pitcher to rest your regulars behind. Carrasco is sporting a 3.23 ERA and a 2.45 FIP at Citi Field this season, so he’s been as solid as they come.

The Mets’ bullpen has also been solid this season, so run prevention should not be an issue for their pitching staff.

However, the Mets’ one weakness — which isn’t even that weak — is that they do not hit lefties as well as they hit righties — unless you are Patrick Corbin.

The Mets get a rookie left-hander on the mound, and they feasted on a LHP in Tuesday night’s matchup. Perhaps that offense rolls into Wednesday afternoon’s matchup and spoils Lee’s MLB debut.

Nationals-Mets Pick

The over is presently set at 9, but may move to 9.5, considering the Mets have carried that total in both games in this series. If it does move to 9.5 and is still in -110 or -120 range, that should be the play here.

The Mets have been pummeling the Nats, but there’s a chance the over may have better odds than the Mets’ run line in the end. So, take the over and hopefully the Mets can continue to carry the totals for the finale of this series.

If the Nats can contribute some, all the better.

Pick: Over 9 -110

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