Washington Nationals vs. New York Yankees - 7/25/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New York Yankees (1-0) at Washington Nationals (0-1)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 7:15 pm (Nationals Park)
James Paxton (0-0) (0.00) vs. Stephen Strasburg (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Washington Nationals +100 / New York Yankees -120 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The New York Yankees and Washington Nationals meet Saturday in MLB action at Nationals Park.
The New York Yankees ended up stealing a victory on Thursday when their 4-1 lead was credited with a win due to a rainout. The New York Yankees have now won their last three opening days and their offensive depth is why many consider them the team to beat this season. Giancarlo Stanton leads the Yankees with two hits and three RBI while Aaron Judge and Gio Urshela have combined for three hits and one RBI. James Paxton gets the ball for the Yankees, and he was 15-6 with a 3.82 ERA and 186 strikeouts last season. This will be Paxton’s first career game against the Nationals.
The Washington Nationals should be eager for a bounce back showing after not given a chance to complete nine innings their last time out. In the losing effort, the Nats produced just one hit and struck out five times in five innings. Adam Eaton leads the Nationals with one hit and one RBI while Asdrúbal Cabrera has one walk in one at bat. The Washington Nationals look to avoid back-to-back 0-2 starts to the MLB season. Stephen Strasburg gets the ball for the Nationals, and he was 18-6 with a 3.32 ERA and 251 strikeouts last season. This will be Strasburg’s first career game against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 4-1 in their last 5 interleague games, 4-1 in their last 5 interleague road games and 5-2 in their last 7 games following an off day. The Nationals are 6-0 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series, 7-2 in their last 9 games following a loss and 44-20 in their last 64 overall. The under is 5-1 in Yankees last 6 road games. The over is 7-2-1 in Nationals last 10 overall. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Washington and 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
Strasburg and even money is always intriguing, especially after what he did last season and the fact he was able to stay healthy. However, Paxton looked sharp in his own right last season and he has a lot more run support behind him with a devastating lineup. It doesn't matter how dominant Strasburg can be, it only takes one or two missed pitches against these Yankees to give up a crooked number. Yankees and cheap prices are going to get a lot of play this season.