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The New York Yankees will make a road trip to Nationals Park to do battle against the Washington Nationals. The game gets underway 7:05 p.m. ET and Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will be televising this interleague matchup.

New York Yankees vs. Washington Nationals Odds

The Yankees are 46-21 SU and are 37-29 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 13.7 units for moneyline gamblers and 6.6 units ATS. The Nationals, on the other hand, are 37-31 SU and 34-33 ATS. They’ve lost 5.5 units for moneyline bettors and 0.3 units ATS.

Washington games have an over/under record of 26-39-2 so far in 2018. New York has an over/under record of 31-32-3.

Right-hander Sonny Gray is projected to start for the visiting Yankees. Gray is 4-4 with a 4.98 ERA and 59 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with a 7.20 ERA against Washington this year.

The Nationals are turning to righty Erick Fedde (0-1, 5.91 ERA), who has nine punchouts and two walks as well as a WHIP of 1.31. Fedde is 0-0 with three strikeouts and a 7.20 ERA in one start against New York this year.

As a unit, Washington’s pitching staff has given up 3.6 runs per game overall in 2018. The teams starters have an ERA of 3.20, a WHIP of 1.09 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.8. The bullpen has a 3.76 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 9.3 K/9.

Washington’s hitters have produced 4.3 runs per contest, including 4.3 per game over its last 10 games and 3.2 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .247/.309/.325 over its last five matchups and is 1-4 SU during that span.

Shortstop Trea Turner and right fielder Michael A. Taylor have led the Nationals batters this year. Turner is slashing .256/.338/.383 with seven home runs, 25 RBIs, 37 runs and 20 steals, and Taylor’s line sits at .236/.301/.391 with five homers, 19 RBIs, 29 runs and 21 stolen bases.

For the visiting squad, New York’s pitching staff allowed 3.9 runs per game and its starters own a 3.74 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 9.03 K/9. The bullpen has managed an outstanding ERA of just 2.88, along with a K/9 of 12.02.

Yankees hitters have slashed .251/.332/.462 on their way to 5.3 runs scored per game this year, including 3.2 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 3.6 per game over the teams last five outings (3-2 SU).

New York’s hitters have been paced by Aaron Judge and Miguel Andujar, who have combined to swat 26 home runs. Judge is slashing .279/.397/.567 with 18 home runs, 46 RBIs and 49 runs scored, while Andujar is hitting .293/.321/.518 with eight homers, 28 RBIs and 30 runs scored.

The Yankees have gained 4.8 units and are 27-19 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 24 of those games, compared to 21 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Nationals have netted 8.2 units and are 25-19 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The overs hit in 18 of those games, as opposed to 25 which went under the total.

New York Yankees at Washington Nationals Free Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Nationals, ATS Winner – Yankees, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in zero of New York’s last seven outings.
  • The Nationals have dropped five of their last six games SU.
  • Washington has posted 20.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 19.6 over its last five.
  • The Yankees have hit 17 home runs in their last 10 games. The Nationals have hit five over their last 10.