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2021 MLB Handicapping
(63-54) Toronto Blue Jays vs. Washington Nationals (50-68)
Date: Tuesday, August 17th, 2021
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park, Washington, DC
Projected Pitchers: Alek Manoah (TOR) vs. Erick Fedde (TOR)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Blue Jays -167 Nationals +130
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Blue Jays -1.5, Nationals +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9
The Blue Jays will be in DC to take on the Nationals for game 1 Tuesday at 7:05 ET.
Alek Manoah is going for the Blue Jays and Erick Fedde gets the ball for the Nationals.
These teams met back in April and they split a 2 game series.
Toronto Blue Jays
The Blue Jays have had a strong second half of the season and they have been playing very well since the deadline.
Their record is 63-54 which puts them in 4th place of the American League East. The Rays lead them by 7.5 games.
Toronto beat the Mariners 8-3 on Sunday, but Seattle did win 2 of those 3 games. In that series, the Blue Jays scored 13 runs and allowed 15 runs.
Steven Matz went 5 innings and did not allow an earned run on Sunday.
Alek Manoah is 5-1 with a 2.59 ERA. His last start was against the Angels where he went 6.2 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. Toronto won that game 10-2.
Pitching for this team has gotten much better as the year has gone on. They have an ERA of 3.88 which is 12th best in the majors.
Their offense is a very good one. The Jays are scoring 5.16 runs per game which is 3rd best in the game.
Toronto has hit 178 home runs which is the best in baseball.
The Nationals have really been struggling as of late. Their roster is a full of a lot of very young players, so it will likely be a while before they are good again.
They are in last place of the National League East and trail the Braves by 12 games.
Washington lost 6-5 to the Braves on Sunday which capped off the sweep for Atlanta. In those games, the Nats scored 9 runs and allowed 22 runs.
Paolo Espino went 4 innings and allowed 5 earned runs on Sunday.
Erick Fedde is 4-8 with a 5.12 ERA. His last start was against the Mets where he went 4 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. New York won that game 5-4.
The pitching has not been great for this team. They currently have an ERA of 4.61 which is 22nd best in baseball.
Their offense is scoring 4.34 runs per game which is 19th best in the game.
Washington has hit 131 home runs which is 22nd best in the MLB.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Blue Jays are 6-0 in their last 6 games when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game.
- Blue Jays are 6-1 in their last 7 interleague games vs. a right handed starter.
- Blue Jays are 13-3 in their last 16 interleague games.
- Blue Jays are 13-3 in their last 16 games vs. the National League East.
- Nationals are 7-16 in their last 23 interleague games vs. a right handed starter.
- Nationals are 8-23 in their last 31 games after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game.
- Nationals are 8-25 in their last 33 games.
- Nationals are 8-25 in their last 33 games on grass.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction:
The Blue Jays have been a very hot team and I do not see that slowing down in this series. I feel they will keep up their good play.
Toronto is a much better team and I have a hard time seeing them lose this one. I also have no confidence that the Nationals can beat the Jays on Tuesday.
Since being inserted into the rotation, Manoah has been very good. I look for him to toss a solid game and for Toronto to hit around Fedde.
I am going with the Blue Jays on the moneyline here.
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