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New York Yankees vs. Washington Nationals Betting Odds & Preview

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New York Yankees vs. Washington Nationals Betting Preview

What was shaping up to be a great game at the capitol was promptly delayed by some ‘inclement weather’ this past Tuesday night. Tied at 3-3, the New York Yankees vs. Washington Nationals inter-conference matchup will be continued this MLB baseball betting evening. What kind of matchup will the 3 team teaser odds predict for this evening?

New York Yankees vs. Washington Nationals – Wednesday, May 16th

Series: Game 1

When: 5:05 pm ET

Where: Nationals Park, Washington, DC

TV: Local Broadcasts

Stream: MLB TV

MLB Baseball Betting Odds:

Yankees +1½ (-150) 7½ (EV) +156/td>
Nationals         -1½ (+130) 7½ (-120) -166
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New York Yankees

The Yankees slide into this evening’s contest sporting a 28-12 record that ranks them 1st in the AL East. The Boston Red Sox and Yankees have been battling it out all season long for the lead in the division. By the looks of it, New York just got done retaking the lead with their 2-win series versus the Oakland Athletics. New York was looking to build on that lead last night when they were gaining momentum towards the end of the match. In the end the rain helped the Nationals out more than New York, since it kept the Yankees from getting the lead. To help get the win regardless of the rain delay, New York will be sending CC Sabathia to the mound this evening. Sabathia is 2-0 on the season with a 2.23 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP.

Players to Watch: Aaron Judge (11 HR, 35 RBI, .307 BA), Didi Gregorius (10 HR, 31 RBI, .255 BA), and Giancarlo Stanton (10 HR, 26 RBI, .255 BA).

Washington Nationals

The Nats slide into this matchup sporting a 24-18 record that ranks them 3rd in the NL East. However, Washington’s recent 4-game winning streak has put them just 1 ½ games behind the division leading Atlanta Braves. With a winning performance in their series against the Yanks, Washington could land the top spot in the NL East. To help get the win this evening, Washington will be starting Max Scherzer. Scherzer is 7-1 on the year with a brilliant 1.69 ERA and an eye-catching 0.82 WHIP. Tonight’s matchup between Scherzer and Sabathia should make for some highly entertaining competition.

Players to Watch: Matt Adams (10 HR, 25 RBI, .268 BA), Bryce Harper (13 HR, 30 RBI, .232 BA), and Howie Kendrick (4 HR, 12 RBI, .302 BA).

New York Yankees vs. Washington Nationals Betting Predictions


  • NY Yankees is 15-7 ATS in its last 22 games
  • NY Yankees is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees last 5 games on the road
  • Washington is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Washington is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 6 games at home
New York Yankees vs. Washington Nationals Betting Picks

So which team should top sportsbook betting players favor in tonight’s New York Yankees vs. Washington Nationals matchup? Considering how great the talent on the mound is this evening, this game is undoubtedly a toss-up. However, the Yankees batting is considerably better than Washington. Although the Nationals have the home field advantage, it just feels safer siding with New York. Sign up today to make this MLB prediction!

Score Prediction: 5-4 New York. The Yankees win a close game on the road.