Nationals MascotNew York Mets vs. Washington Nationals Sunday Free MLB Pick: When ESPN scheduled Sunday Night Baseball for Labor Day night, they had to think that Matt Harvey was going to be on the bump for the New York Mets. However, with Harvey out for the season, the game isn’t going to be quite so appealing, especially knowing that the other team in this battle, the Washington Nationals, have more or less tanked. That said, we still think that the opportunity is there to make for great MLB picks for this game in spite of the fact that its appeal isn’t quite there nationally.

Mets vs. Nationals Game Time: 8:05 p.m. ET
Mets vs. Nationals Live TV Coverage: ESPN2
MLB Odds at BetOWI (150% Deposit Bonus): Mets +132 / Nationals -140 (Total: 7.5)

The Nationals have watched their last chance to get into the playoffs disappear over the course of this weekend. Losing two straight games at home to the Mets as big time favorites will do that to you. These are the games that the team has to win. To prove that the team has thrown up the white flag at this point, RHP Ross Ohlendorf is going to be on the bump for the Nats on Sunday. Of course, we know that Manager Davey Johnson would really prefer to not have Ohlendorf out there, there really isn’t much of a choice. Yes, Ohlendorf is 3-0 on the season, and the team is 4-0 in his starts thus far. That being said, he is clearly an overmatched pitcher in this one. LHP Jon Niese is clearly the better of these two arms. Remember that Washington and New York aren’t separated by all that much in the standings, and at this point, there isn’t all that much separating the teams. There is no reality as to why Washington is such a big time favorite on the MLB odds in this one.

Mets vs. Nationals Free Pick for September 1st: New York Mets +132

 

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