We are entering the final month of the MLB regular season. Some teams will use these final games to prepare for the postseason, some will have to play their best baseball in the hope of it getting them there, and others will just be counting down the innings to wrap up a disappointing season.
Date: Monday, September 6, 2021
Time: 7:05 PM (ET)
Location: Nationals Park, Washington DC
This game wraps up a five-game series between teams that have underachieved this year. Still, the New York Mets are in a position to reach the postseason and they’ve proven they have the determination to do that in this series against the Nationals.
For the Nationals, that was just their second victory in their last 10 games. Their form has been poor and their motivation is lacking as they enter the last month of the season in last place in the NL East, with barely 41% wins.
The Mets on the other hand have won seven of their last 10, bringing them closer to the top of the division. They are now only 3.5 games behind the leading Atlanta Braves and 1.5 games behind the second-place Philadelphia Phillies.
In the Wild card race, the Mets are fourth under the line with 4.5 games behind the Cincinnati Reds.
In the upcoming week, the Mets will either get closer to the playoff zone or will lose track, which would mean another disappointing season for them.
That means Monday’s game is extremely important for them and they are clear favorites to win against the Nationals.
Trevor Williams will be the starting pitcher for the Mets. He is having a decent 4-2 season with an ERA 4.27 and 70 strikeouts. The 29-year-old has played only once in the last seven games and is ready to add another win to his season record.
The Nationals will start Patrick Corbin. The 32-year-old veteran has an ERA 6.26 and has been 7-14 so far this season. He has struggled in recent games, though, going 1-5 recently with an ERA 7.78. He might have a long night against the Mets.
The only thing that worries Mets manager Luis Rojas is that the team’s injury list is getting longer and longer. The Mets have 11 players on the 60-day injury list, ten of them being pitchers and five players on the 10-day injury list who will definitely miss the game on Monday.
Brandon Nimmo and Chance Sisco are listed as day-to-day and are still questionable for the game against Washington, who only have five players on the injury list.
The Mets have won 7 out of last 10 games against the Nationals.
Nationals v Mets Betting Odds
Spread (First 3 Innings): Nationals +1.5 -375 / Mets -1.5 +250
Spread (First 5 Innings): Nationals +1.5 -278 / Mets -1.5 +195
Moneyline: Nationals-129 / Mets + 110
Over/Under: Over 9.5 Runs -103 / Under 9.5 -103
Picks: Moneyline Mets
Date: Monday, September 6, 2021
Time: 8:10 PM (ET)
Location: American Family Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Milwaukee and Philadelphia open up a three-game series on Monday night at the American Family Field.
Both teams have had promising seasons, with the Brewers on top of the NL Central and the Phillies second in the NL East, two games behind the leading Atlanta Braves.
The Phillies will have a tough job visiting the red-hot Brewers but know they must play their best baseball if they are to make the playoffs for the first time in a decade and break the second-longest postseason drought in Major League Baseball.
The Brewers are ten games ahead of the second Cincinnati Reds in NL Central and can play the last month of the season on their own terms. They find themselves in a perfect position, knowing they will be avoiding the Dodgers and Giants in the playoffs and having the home-field advantage to whoever wins the NL East.
The Brewers will start Brandon Woodruff on Monday. Woodruff has an ERA 2.35 and a 9-7 record this season. The 28-year-old pitcher has been 2-3 recently with an ERA 3.27, which is still pretty good.
On the other side, the Phillies will have Zack Wheeler who has an 11-9 record with an ERA 3.01 and 208 strikeouts. The 32-year-old vebteran has been 3-4 recently with an ERA 4.68.
The Brewers are 5-5 in the last ten games while the Phillies have won six out of the last ten.
The Phillies have won six of the last 10 games between these two, including the last four meetings.
Brewers vs Phillies Odds
Spread (First 3 Innings): Phillies +1.5 - 435 / Brewers -1.5 +150
Spread (First 5 Innings): Phillies +1.5 - 295 / Brewers -1.5 +110
Moneyline: Phillies +117 / Brewers -139
Over/Under: Over 7.5 Runs + 102 / Under 7.5 -124
Picks: Moneyline Phillies