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Toronto Blue Jays vs Washington Nationals 08/18/2021 Predictions, MLB Preview and Spread

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Toronto Blue Jays vs Washington Nationals 08-18-2021 Predictions MLB Preview and Spread

Toronto Blue Jays vs Washington Nationals 08/18/2021 – The baseball odds today are available online as the Toronto Blue Jays conclude their short two-game series against the Washington Nationals. The Blue Jays are at the fourth position and getting past opponents in the AL East looks to be a tough challenge. Washington Nationals climbed back to the fourth position in the NL East Division play after their last success. The Nationals are now ahead of the Marlins, but getting to the postseason seems to be impossible at present. The Blue Jays will try to rebound as they conclude this short two-game series against Washington.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Washington Nationals 08/18/2021

When: Wednesday, August 18, 4:05 PM ET
Where: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
TV: MLBN
Stream: MLB.TV

Toronto Blue Jays vs Washington Nationals 08/18/2021

Team RL TOTAL ML
Toronto Blue Jays -1.5 (-111) 9 o (-122) -182
Washington Nationals +1.5 (-122) 9 u (-111) +135
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Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays struggled from the pitching end as they gave up a dozen runs to the Nationals last night. The Blue Jays scored just six runs from the plate and their overall performance declined to 63-55. Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. is the leading batsman with an average of .314. Guerrero has smashed 35 home runs with 88 RBIs and 134 hits in total. Jose Berrios will take the mound in this game as their starting pitcher. The righty is holding an 8-6 record on the season with an ERA of 3.52 and 142 Ks in total.  

Players to watch: Marcus Semien SS (GP 117, AB 467, R 86, H 127, 2B 33, 3B 2, HR 27, RBI 70, TB 245, BB 48, SO 116, SB 13, AVG 0.272, OBP 0.339, SLG 0.525, OPS 0.864, WAR 5.3), Bo Bichette SS (GP 114, AB 458, R 89, H 131, 2B 20, 3B 1, HR 20, RBI 77, TB 213, BB 31, SO 104, SB 17, AVG 0.286, OBP 0.335, SLG 0.465, OPS 0.8, WAR 3.5).

Washington Nationals

Washington Nationals will not make it to the postseason unless they win most of their remaining games. The Nationals are holding a 51-68 record on the season and are eight games behind the Mets. Juan Soto has not been at his best but is still the leading batsman with 19 home runs and 63 RBIs. Josiah Gray will take the mound in this game as their starting pitcher. The righty is holding a 0-1 record on the season with an ERA of 4.13. Washington has smashed a total of 131 home runs this season.

Players to watch: Juan Soto LF (GP 107, AB 358, R 75, H 108, 2B 14, 3B 1, HR 19, RBI 63, TB 181, BB 88, SO 72, SB 6, AVG 0.302, OBP 0.437, SLG 0.506, OPS 0.942, WAR 4.6), Josh Bell 1B (GP 102, AB 348, R 54, H 84, 2B 16, 3B 1, HR 19, RBI 62, TB 159, BB 32, SO 79, SB 0, AVG 0.241, OBP 0.305, SLG 0.457, OPS 0.762, WAR 0.8).

Toronto Blue Jays vs Washington Nationals Betting Numbers

Trends

Toronto Blue Jays

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto’s last 6 games.
Toronto is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Toronto is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Washington.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto’s last 6 games on the road.
Toronto is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington.

Washington Nationals

The total has gone OVER in 13 of Washington’s last 16 games.
Washington is 1-7 SU in their last 8 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games against Toronto.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Washington’s last 10 games at home.
Washington is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Washington Nationals Betting Picks

The best sportsbook for baseball has turned towards the Blue Jays to win this game and cover the spread. Toronto has a better team than the Nationals and they have some of the key hitters on their batting unit.  

Score Prediction: Blue Jays 7, Nationals 2.