New York Mets vs Washington Nationals 5-14-2023

New York Mets vs Washington Nationals 5/14/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

New York Mets vs Washington Nationals 5/14/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The New York Mets will play against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on Sunday, May 14, 2023, at 4:35 PM EDT.


The Mets have 327 batters they struck out this season, ranking them 21st in MLB, and their team ERA is 4.63. The Mets’ pitchers allowed 175 runs overall and 53 home runs, which ranks 18th in the league.


They gave up 147 walks to opposing batters this season, and as a team, they have a 4.90 FIP. 303 hits (8.1 per 9 innings) and 173 earned runs were given up by New York.


The pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.34 and a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 2.22.  Mets relief pitchers came into the game with men on base 33 times and in high-stakes situations 41 times.


The relief relievers are second in the league with 31 holds this season. The Mets bullpen entered the game in 46 save situations and has an 80.0% save percentage.


They made 12 saves this season while missing three of their 15 chances to make saves. 


On Friday, SS Francisco Lindor helped New York defeat Washington 3-2 on the road by loading the bases with a rare three-run single. 


Max Scherzer, a three-time Cy Young Award winner (2-2, 5.56 ERA), had a difficult start to the season for the Mets.


Scherzer, who dealt with injuries and a suspension, walked ten hitters and gave up six home runs in 22 and a half innings.


  • The New York Mets are 9-15 in their road matches against the spread.
  • The total went OVER in 2 of the Mets’ previous 5 meetings.
  • The total went OVER in 5 of the team’s previous 15 contests at home.

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New York Mets vs Washington Nationals Predictions 5/14/2023


This season, the pitching staff for the Nationals has a FIP of 4.73 and a team WHIP of 1.426. Their strikeout-to-walk ratio is 7.60 (280 strikeouts to 145 walks).


They gave up 330 hits as a pitching team, which is 21st in the league. They allowed 44 home runs and 4.67 runs per nine innings, which ranks them 16th in the league.


The Washington pitching staff allowed 173 runs while sporting a 4.40 team ERA (163 earned runs allowed). Washington substitutes scored 29.3% of the 58 runners they took over for.


Their relievers entered the game 35 times with runners on base and 34 times in high-stakes situations. The Nationals have 33 save opportunities, with 33 holds and 8 missed saves.


They are 26th in baseball with a 55.6% save rate and sent 119 relievers to the mound so far this season. 


DH Joey Meneses’ RBI single in the first inning gave the Nationals (16-22) their first run.  Jake Irvin, a right-handed rookie pitcher who is 1-0 with an ERA of 0.84, will make his third career start for the Nationals.


The last time he pitched, Irvin defeated San Francisco on the road 5-1 while striking out five batters over six-and-a-half shutout innings.


  • The Washington Nationals are 4-1 in their previous 5 contests against the spread.
  • The Washington Nationals are 15-4 in their road matchups against the spread.
  • The total went OVER in 2 of the team’s last 5 encounters.

New York Mets vs Washington Nationals. The MLB pick for this game is the New York Mets. Due to back spasms, Victor Robles was placed on the 10-day disabled list.


New York is currently 24th in runs scored and 19th in OPS through 40 games. Washington has a season OPS ranking of 28, and a runs scored ranking of 27.


Choose the OVER. The New York Mets will triumph by a predicted score of 6-5.


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New York Mets vs Washington Nationals 5/14/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 4:35 PM (EDT)


Location: Nationals Park


Date: Sunday, May 14, 2023




MLB Odds: New York Mets-120


MLB Totals: 9 


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