This Sunday November 11th, the CFL playoffs kickoff. The Ottawa Redblacks and Calgary Stampeders have earned 1st round byes while this weekend the BC Lions will face the Hamilton Ticats and the Saskatchewan Roughriders will play the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to see who advances to the conference finals.
New York vs Washington: MLB National League East Betting Lines and Prediction
Nationals vs Mets: Game Night Preview and LIVE MLB Odds
Strong out of the 2016 MLB starting gate, with a 32-21 record at the end of May, Washington has been streaky over their last 35 games. The Nationals opened June on an 11-4 roll and then they lost seven in a row before going 9-4 over their last 13 contests. Prior to this four-game series, the Nats swept the Mets by a 20-6 count during a three-game set to close out June. Prior to posting a 3-1 win last night, the Nationals lost 9-7 on Thursday during the first two games of this series.
Putting June struggles behind them, New York posted a 12-15 record last month, the Mets are 7-2 over their last nine contests to get within four games of the Nationals in the NL East playoff race. Injuries are a concern in New York as slugger Yoenis Cespedes and pitcher Matt Harvey have joined Lucas Duda and David Wright on the disabled list. Losing Cespedes is big blow as he leads the Mets with 52 runs battled in which is almost 1/6 of the Mets 28th ranked 332 runs for this season.
New York Mets vs Washington Nationals – LIVE MLB National League East Wagering Lines
MLB Betting Tip: Max Scherzer Gives Washington an Advantage Over Mets Logan Verrett
Turning things around, following a rough April, RHP Max Scherzer (9-6 ERA 3.21) heads to the hill for the Nationals here. Scherzer has been lights out recently as he has allowed just ten runs, while recording 65 strikeouts over 47.1 innings pitched, during his last seven starts. Scherzer is 1-1 versus the Mets this season as he lost a 2-0 decision in New York back in May before posting a 4-2 win at home on June 29. Mad Max recorded 10 strikeouts during both of those two outings.
With ace Matt Harvey facing season ending surgery, RHP Logan Verrett (3-5 ERA 4.01) steps into the Mets starting rotation. Strong out of the bullpen, with a 2.81 ERA over 18 relief appearances, Verrett has struggled as a starter as he has posted a 5.32 ERA during five outings this season. Verrett went up against Scherzer, in the Mets 4-2 loss noted above, and he allowed two runs, on four hits and four walks, over five innings in his last appearance as a starter. Load up on the Nats.
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