New York Yankees vs Washington Nationals 07/23/2020 – The long wait is over as Major League Baseball finally returns to their 2020 regular season on this day. The opening game is all set to take place at Nationals Park as New York Yankees take on the defending world champions, Washington Nationals. This will be their first game of a three-game series and the first game of the regular season. Baseball was on the blink of being canceled this year, but a new 60-game plan has made this year successful. Each team will have just 60 games and this is going to be one quick season. MLB fans can finally rejoice while bettors have the mlb betting to look forward to.
New York Yankees vs Washington Nationals 07/23/2020
|When:||Thursday, July, 7:08 PM EST|
|Where:||Nationals Park in Washington, DC|
New York Yankees
This particular team finished at the top spot in the American League East last year. The New York Yankees won a total of 103 games and lost just 59. They were the third team in the league to win the most number of games. Last year was a disappointment when they lost against Houston Astros and failed to make it further. New York is back stronger after a few changes and they will try not to make the same mistake this year. The Yankees have acquired Gerrit Cole from Houston and they are all set to deliver Cole to the mound as the starting pitcher of their opening game. Cole is currently one of the highest-paid pitchers in baseball history. From the batting side, the Yankees are looking promising with their star players such as Gleyber Torres, Aaron Judge, DJ LeMahieu, Giancarlo Stanton and Gary Sanchez.
Players to watch: M. Andujar 3B (GP 14 AB 37 R 3 H 9 2B 3 3B 0 HR 1 RBI 5 TB 15 BB 4 SO 7 SB 0 AVG 0.243 OBP 0.317 SLG 0.405 OPS 0.722), G. Torres 2B (GP 13 AB 36 R 4 H 9 2B 1 3B 0 HR 1 RBI 7 TB 13 BB 2 SO 6 SB 0 AVG 0.25 OBP 0.275 SLG 0.361 OPS 0.636).
Washington Nationals are playing this game at home with some of their top performers from last year on their squad. The Nationals have their big bats such as Trea Turner, Victor Robles, Juan Soto etc. However, they will not have the impressive Anthony Rendon on their batting side. The Nationals look like they have what it takes to last until the end of the 60-game season. Washington completed the 2019 regular season after securing the second spot in the National League East. The Nationals won 93 games and lost 69. Max Scherzer will be delivered to the mound as their starting pitcher for the opening game.
Players to watch: Y. Hernandez LF (GP 18 AB 37 R 5 H 6 2B 2 3B 0 HR 1 RBI 4 TB 11 BB 3 SO 9 SB 0 AVG 0.162 OBP 0.225 SLG 0.297 OPS 0.522), T. Turner SS (GP 14 AB 36 R 4 H 7 2B 4 3B 0 HR 0 RBI 1 TB 11 BB 4 SO 7 SB 1 AVG 0.194 OBP 0.275 SLG 0.306 OPS 0.581).
New York Yankees vs Washington Nationals Betting Numbers
New York Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees’ last 7 games.
NY Yankees are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees’ last 5 games on the road.
NY Yankees are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the National League.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees’ last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington’s last 9 games.
Washington is 10-3 SU in their last 13 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington’s last 7 games against NY Yankees.
Washington is 13-4 SU in their last 17 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games when playing at home against NY Yankees.
New York Yankees vs Washington Nationals Betting Picks
Both teams have earned their reputation after last year’s performance. The Nationals will do what it takes to defend the title, but the mlb betting lines are in support of the New York Yankees to win this game.
Score Prediction: New York Yankees 4, Washington Nationals 3.