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2018 MLB Season
(28-12) New York Yankees vs. Washington Nationals (24-18)
Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park, Washington D.C.
Projected Pitchers: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Gio Gonzalez
MLB Moneyline Odds: Yankees -116 | Nationals +106
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Yankees -1.5 (+135)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
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Tanaka was roughed up in his last outing against the Boston Red Sox as he went 5.1 innings giving up four earned off of eight hits and two home runs while striking out three and walking two. He’s given up 13 hits and seven earned runs in his last two starts, but has managed to post a 8:2 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
His strikeout (8.74 K/9) to walk (1.94 BB/9) rate are as solid as they come, but he has struggled with the long ball posting a 1.55 HR/9.
His defense hasn’t helped his 65.4% LOB% which has resulted in a high 4.66 ERA, but his FIP sits at 4.29. If he can limit the home runs, we could see his ERA drop towards his 3.75 xFIP.
New York continues their winning ways winning four of their last six contests in the past week. During that time their lineup is slashing .259/.361/.439 to go with 18 extra-base hits and 33 RBI.
Gonzalez was solid in his last start as he put in a quality start against the San Diego Padres. He traveled six innings giving up just one earned off of five hits while striking out eight and walking three. He has given up just two earned in his last three starts (18 innings).
The lefty continues to pitch out of his mind posting a 10.07 K/9, 3.83 BB/9, 0.20 HR/9, 81.9% LOB%, 2.22 ERA and 2.48 FIP. He’s doing this while he has had to deal with some bad luck posting a .325 BABIP. I expect a little regression from him, but nothing drastic at all.
Washington continues to play winning baseball winning six of their last seven contests. In that time their lineup is slashing .238/.303/.429 to go with 26 extra-base hits for 25 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- NYY are 7-1 in their last 8 road games.
- NYY are 7-1 in their last 8 interleague games.
- NYY are 8-2 in their last 10 Tue. games.
- WAS are 7-1 in their last 8 home games.
- Under is 10-1 in WAS last 11 interleague games.
- Under is 8-0 in WAS last 8 interleague home games.
Free New York Yankees vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction: Washington holds off New York
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: UNDER 8.5
Tanka’s ability to not give up walks will come in handy against a lineup that ranks second in walks (178). With the way Gonzalez has been pitching I expect him to hold his own against a solid New York lineup. NL rules will apply in interleague play, while the under has been the trend for Washington in interleague play.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Nationals 4 – Yankees 3
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