Washington Nationals vs. New York Yankees Betting Preview

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The Washington Nationals are making a road trip to Yankee Stadium to take on the New York Yankees. Pix11 will be airing this interleague showdown and the first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET.

Washington Nationals vs. New York Yankees Odds

Vegas has listed Washington (+135) as the underdog to New York (-145). Bettors can wager on the games total with odds sitting at -105 for over 9.5 runs and -115 for under 9.5. Runline odds stand at -160 for taking the Nationals +1.5 runs and +140 for the Yankees -1.5 runs.

The Nationals are 36-27 SU and have gone 33-30 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 2.5 units for gamblers taking the moneyline, despite having gained 2.8 units ATS. Washington is – ATS over its last seven games and the . The Yankees, on the other hand, are 42-19 SU and 34-27 ATS. The team has gained 11.4 units for moneyline bettors and 5.3 units ATS. New York has a – ATS record over its last seven outings and the .

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

Tanner Roark is getting the start for Washington. The right-handed Roark is 3-6 with a 3.56 ERA and 65 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Yankees this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Yankees will turn to lefty CC Sabathia (3-1, 3.59 ERA), who has 44 strikeouts and 15 walks as well as a 1.18 WHIP. Sabathia did not record a start against the Nationals in 2017.

Washington’s pitching staff allowed 3.5 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.00 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 9.94 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.80, along with a WHIP of 1.06 and a K-per-9 of 9.27.

The Nationals offense has slashed .236/.318/.399 on its way to 4.3 runs scored per game this season, including 3.8 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 5.4 per game over the teams last five outings (3-2 SU).

Shortstop Trea Turner and outfielder Bryce Harper continue to lead Washington’s offense. Turner is slashing .254/.339/.387 with seven home runs, 25 RBIs, 36 runs and 18 stolen bases, while Harper has a .228 average with 19 homers, 43 RBIs and 39 runs scored.

For the home team, New York’s pitching staff has given up 4.0 runs per game overall this season. The teams starting pitching staff has a 3.89 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 9.0 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.02 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 12.1 K/9.

The New York offense is putting up 5.5 runs per outing, including 4.4 per game over its last 10 games and 3.6 per game over its last five. The teams hit .194/.271/.382 over its last five contests and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

The Yankees hitters have been led by Miguel Andujar and Aaron Judge. Andujar is hitting .310/.340/.552 with eight home runs, 28 RBIs and 30 runs scored, and Judge’s line sits at .270/.395/.566 with 18 homers, 45 RBIs and 44 runs.

Washington Nationals at New York Yankees Free MLB Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • New York has posted 20.4 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 16.8 over its last five.
  • The Nationals have hit seven home runs in their last 10 games. The Yankees have hit 16 over their last 10.