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2021 MLB Handicapping
(12-15) Washington Nationals vs. New York Yankees (16-15)
Date: Saturday, May 8th, 2021
Time: 1:05 PM ET
Venue: Yankee Stadium, New York City, New York
Projected Pitchers: Max Scherzer vs. Corey Kluber
MLB Moneyline Odds: Nationals +105 | Yankees -125
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Nationals +1.5 , Yankees -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
A real marquee matchup awaits baseball fans this Saturday afternoon, as Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals will take on the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in this matinee showdown.
The Nationals have had to deal with plenty of injuries this year, but they have finally activated their star slugger Juan Soto off of the injured list and he should start here against the Yankees after being used as a pinch hitter in his first game back.
This Nationals batting lineup certainly missed Soto, as they now rank towards the bottom of the majors in terms of runs scored with just 93 which has them ranked in 29th. That number is likely to increase in the coming months, and not just because they have Soto back, but because they are hitting for a great average as an overall unit hitting .247 which has them ranked 5th overall.
Trea Turner has been a guy who has picked up a lot of the slack for this Nats batting unit, hitting for an excellent average of .299 with plenty of pop, as the short stop already has 7 homers on the season.
There is not much to say about the starting pitcher here for the Nats, as Scherzer remains elite coming in here with an ERA of 2.54 and his strikeout stuff has not gone anywhere already striking out 47 opposition batters.
New York Yankees
The New York Yankees are finally starting to look like the World Series contenders we thought they were, winning 10 of their last 14 games and if the depth pieces in their batting lineup get going this will turn into a pretty terrifying team to play.
One impressive part about this Yankees batting order has been their discipline, as we know they have a ton of pop with guys like Judge and Stanton, but they have had some seriously good at bats with the Yankees getting on base at a rate of 32.3% which has them ranked 6th.
Corey Kluber is getting the start here for the Bronx Bombers, and although he started out the season a bit shaky, he has responded with some outstanding performances recently even earning AL Player of the Week last week.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 6-0-2 in Nationals last 8 games as an underdog.
- Under is 4-0 in Nationals last 4 interleague games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Under is 3-0-1 in Nationals last 4 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Under is 4-0 in Yankees last 4 interleague home games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Under is 4-1 in Yankees last 5 interleague games.
- Under is 7-3 in Yankees last 10 Saturday games.
- Under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in New York.
Free Washington Nationals vs. New York Yankees MLB Prediction:
Corey Kluber is absolutely rolling right now, and I think he will be able to roll through this Nats batting lineup who is only starting to get healthy. On the other side of things we have Max Scherzer, who continues to impress and I am willing to believe he can put together a quality start against this high powered Yankees batting lineup leading to this total going under.
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