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The New York Yankees are playing host to the Washington Nationals at Yankee Stadium. Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will televise this interleague showdown and the game gets underway at 7:05 p.m. ET.

Washington Nationals at New York Yankees Odds

The Nationals are 36-28 SU and are 33-30 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 2.5 units for moneyline gamblers, despite having gained 2.8 units ATS. The Yankees, on the other hand, are 43-19 SU and 34-27 ATS. They’ve gained 11.4 units for moneyline bettors and 5.3 units ATS.

New York games have had an over/under record of 31-27-3 so far in 2018. Washington has been a good under bet with a total record of 25-36-2.

Erick Fedde is getting the nod for Washington. The right-handed Fedde is 0-1 with a 4.76 ERA and six strikeouts. He has yet to face the Yankees this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Yankees are putting the ball in the hands of righty Sonny Gray (4-4, 4.81 ERA), who’s got 58 strikeouts and 30 walks to his credit, as well as a WHIP of 1.46. Gray only made one start against the Nationals in 2017 (0-0, 3.86 ERA and six strikeouts across seven innings).

As a unit, New York’s pitching staff has given up 4.0 runs per game overall this season. The teams starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.82, a WHIP of 1.17 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.9. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 2.97, a WHIP of 1.14 and a K/9 of 12.2.

The New York offense has put up 5.5 runs per contest, including 4.2 per game over its last 10 games and 2.8 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .193/.264/.373 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that span.

Miguel Andujar has helped lead the Yankees offense this season with eight home runs, 28 RBIs and 30 runs scored.

For the visiting squad, Washington’s pitching staff allowed 3.5 runs per game and its starters own a 3.02 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 9.91 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.76, along with a WHIP of 1.07.

The Nationals offense has slashed .235/.317/.396 on its way to 4.3 runs scored per game this season, including 3.6 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 4.6 per game over the teams last five contests (2-3 SU).

Washington’s hitters have been led by Trea Turner. Turner is hitting .254/.338/.385 with seven home runs, 25 RBIs, 36 runs and 18 stolen bases.

The Yankees are looking for another win following a 3-0 victory in the prior game of this series.

Washington Nationals at New York Yankees Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has cashed in of Washington’s last seven games.
  • The Nationals have hit six home runs in their last 10 games. The Yankees have hit 18 over their last 10.
  • Washington has averaged 16.6 runs + hits + errors over its last 10 contests and 21.4 over its last five.
  • The Nationals have lost three of their last four games SU while the Yankees have won five of their last six SU.