Washington Nationals vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 7/28/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Nationals vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 7/28/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Blue Jays (2-2) at Washington Nationals (1-3)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 6:05 pm (Nationals Park)

Tanner Roark (0-0) (0.00) vs. Austin Voth (0-0) (0.00)

The Line: Washington Nationals -135 / Toronto Blue Jays +115 --- Over/Under: 10.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Toronto Blue Jays and Washington Nationals meet Tuesday in MLB action at Nationals Park.

The Toronto Blue Jays look for a victory here to get a game above a .500 record. The Blue Jays pitching staff was lights out in Monday’s victory and they’ve now allowed four or less runs in three of their four games. Cavan Biggio leads the Blue Jays with five hits and three RBI while Teoscar Hernandez and Randal Grichuk have combined for nine hits and five RBI. Tanner Roark gets the ball, and he was 10-10 with a 4.35 ERA and 158 strikeouts last season. This will be Roark’s second career game against the Nationals.

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The Washington Nationals need a victory here to rebound from a rough 1-3 start to the season. The Nationals have scored three runs in their last two games combined and have scored two or less runs in three of their first four games. It’s still early, but this feels like a World Series hangover. Adam Eaton leads the Nationals with five hits and one RBI while Victor Robles and Asdrubal Cabrera have combined for nine hits and six RBI. Austin Voth gets the ball, and he was 2-1 with a 3.30 ERA and 44 strikeouts last season. This will be Voth’s first career game against the Blue Jays.

The Blue Jays are 5-11 in their last 16 games on grass, 17-40 in their last 57 games as a road underdog and 7-20 in their last 27 interleague games. The Nationals are 12-2 in their last 14 during game 2 of a series, 16-5 in their last 21 Tuesday games and 45-21 in their last 66 overall. The under is 5-1 in Blue Jays last 6 interleague games. The over is 4-1 in Nationals last 5 Tuesday games. The Blue Jays are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.

I said before the season that the Toronto Blue Jays would be a team to watch this season, as they're a young club on the rise and can be valuable in the underdog role. The Blue Jays were competitive in three games against the Tampa Bay Rays and just drew first blood in this series. The Washington Nationals just can't get any offense going right now. It's still early, but we often see this from defending champions. I'm going to back the Blue Jays a lot in the underdog role this season and there's no reason to shy away from the plus money here. 

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Randy’s Pick Toronto Blue Jays +115

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