The Washington Nationals (42-49) will visit the New York Mets (44-45), Tuesday at 7:10 PM ET, in a battle of NL East rivals.

The Mets are favored at home (-134) against the Nationals (+113). The starting pitchers are Jose Quintana (3-5) for the New York Mets, and Jake Irvin (7-6) for the Washington Nationals.

The Mets’ matchup yesterday versus the Pirates resulted in an 8-2 loss. Brandon Nimmo went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in the defeat, while Eric Orze threw zero innings, giving up three earned runs on two hits en route to taking the loss.

The Nationals fell to the Cardinals 6-0 yesterday. Keibert Ruiz led the way offensively after going 2-for-4 with a double in the defeat, while Mitchell Parker took the loss on the mound, pitching seven innings, giving up one earned run on six hits while striking out six.

Prepare for the Mets vs. Nationals with everything you need to know ahead of Tuesday’s baseball action, including viewing options.

New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals odds and betting lines

MLB odds courtesy of BetMGM Sportsbook. Odds updated Tuesday at 9:16 AM ET. For a full list of Sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

  • Favorite: Mets (-134, bet $134 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Nationals (+113, bet $100 to win $113)
  • Over/under: 8.5

Mets vs. Nationals: Live streaming info & game time

  • Game Day: Tuesday, July 9, 2024
  • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • Stadium: Citi Field
  • TV Channel: MASN
  • Live Stream: Fubo (Watch for free)

Mets stats and trends

Mets betting records

  • The Mets have won 23, or 52.3%, of the 44 games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • New York has a record of 8-8 in games when bookmakers favor them by at least -134 on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Mets, based on the moneyline, is 57.3%.
  • So far this season, New York and its opponents have hit the over in 48 of 89 games with a total.
  • The Mets have an ATS record of 44-44-0 in 88 games with a spread this season.

José Quintana (Mets probable starter)

  • Quintana (3-5) gets the starting nod for the Mets in his 18th start of the season. He’s put together a 4.22 ERA in 89 2/3 innings pitched, with 66 strikeouts.
  • In his most recent appearance on Thursday, the left-hander tossed seven scoreless innings against the Washington Nationals while surrendering four hits.
  • The 35-year-old has put up a 4.22 ERA and 6.6 strikeouts per nine innings across 17 games this season, while giving up a batting average of .256 to opposing hitters.
  • Quintana has registered six quality starts this year.
  • Quintana enters the matchup with 12 outings of five or more innings pitched this year.
  • He has made two appearances this season in which he did not allow an earned run.
  • The opposing Nationals offense has the 24th-ranked slugging percentage (.370) and ranks 29th in MLB play with 75 home runs. It has a collective .239 batting average, and is 18th in MLB with 721 total hits and 18th in MLB play scoring 381 runs.
  • Quintana has a 0 ERA and a 1 WHIP against the Nationals this season in seven innings pitched, allowing a .174 batting average over one appearance.
  • The 35-year-old’s 4.22 ERA ranks 60th, 1.338 WHIP ranks 63rd, and 6.6 K/9 ranks 64th among qualifying pitchers this season.

Mets batting stats

  • The Mets rank fourth in Major League Baseball with 111 home runs.
  • Hitters for New York rank eighth in the majors with a combined .413 team slugging percentage.
  • The Mets rank 11th in MLB with a .247 team batting average.
  • New York has scored the 11th-most runs in the majors this season with 426 (4.8 per game).
  • The Mets have an OBP of .318 this season, which ranks 10th in MLB.
  • New York is one of the most-disciplined teams at the plate this season, ranking ninth with an average of 8.1 strikeouts per game.

Nationals stats and trends

Nationals betting records

  • The Nationals have been chosen as underdogs in 74 games this year and have walked away with the win 33 times (44.6%) in those games.
  • Washington has a win-loss record of 26-36 when favored by +113 or worse by oddsmakers this year.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Nationals have a 46.9% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Washington and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 44 of its 91 opportunities.
  • The Nationals have an against the spread mark of 51-39-0 in 90 games with a line this season.

Jake Irvin (Nationals probable starter)

  • The Nationals are sending Irvin (7-6) out for his 19th start of the season. He is 7-6 with a 2.80 ERA and 94 strikeouts over 106 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last appeared on Thursday against the New York Mets, when he threw eight scoreless innings while giving up one hit.
  • During 18 games this season, the 27-year-old has a 2.80 ERA and 8.0 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .212 to opposing batters.
  • Irvin is aiming to record his fourth quality start in a row in this outing.
  • Irvin will try to continue a 14-game streak of pitching five or more innings (he’s averaging 5.9 frames per outing).
  • He has held his opponents without an earned run in five of his 18 appearances this season.
  • He will take the mound against a Mets team that is hitting .247 as a unit (11th in the MLB). They are also slugging a collective .413 (eighth in the league) with 111 total home runs (fourth in MLB action).
  • Irvin has pitched eight innings without giving up an earned run on one hit, while striking out eight against the Mets this season.
  • The 27-year-old’s 2.80 ERA ranks 10th, 1.000 WHIP ranks eighth, and 8.0 K/9 ranks 50th among qualifying pitchers this season.

Nationals batting stats

  • The Nationals are second-worst in MLB action with 75 home runs.
  • So far this season, Washington’s .370 slugging percentage ranks 24th in the majors.
  • The Nationals are 19th in the majors with a .239 batting average.
  • Washington scores the 18th-most runs in baseball (381 total, 4.2 per game).
  • The Nationals’ .308 on-base percentage ranks 19th in the majors.
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