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Washington Nationals vs. New York Yankees - 6/18/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Yankees (46-20) at Washington Nationals (37-30)
Date & Time Monday June 18, 2018, 7:05 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Washington Nationals +125 / New York Yankees -135 --- Over/Under: 9
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MLB | New York Yankees (46-20) at Washington Nationals (37-30)
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Coming up on Monday from Nationals Park, the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals will be meeting up in MLB activity. 

The Yankees are coming off a weekend set versus the Rays. New York won the first three games in that set, then on Sunday missed out on the sweep with a 3-1 loss. 

New York will be bringing out RHP Sonny Gray on Monday. In his 68.2 innings and 4-4 record this year, Gray has a 4.98 ERA with 59 Ks. 

Tops in hitting for the Yankees coming out of the week was Aaron Judge, with 69 hits, 49 runs, 18 homers and 46 RBI. On Sunday, Judge went 0-for-3. 

As for the Nationals, they just finished up against the Blue Jays. Washington lost the first pair of games in that set, then on Sunday lost again 8-6. 

Washington will be going with RHP Erick Fedde on Monday. Across 10.2 innings and an 0-1 record this year, Fedde has a 5.91 ERA with nine Ks this year. 

Leading the way for the Nats on offense is Trea Turner with 70 hits, 37 runs and 25 RBI. On Sunday, Turner had one hit. 

The Yankees are 4-1 in their last five road games and 20-7 in their last 27 Monday games. New York is also 36-17 in their last 53 in game one of a series and 0-8 in their last eight second games of a doubleheader. 

Meanwhile, the Nats are 4-1 in their last five second games of a doubleheader and 35-17 in their last 52 Monday games. Washington is also 1-4 in their last five in game one of a series and the under is 11-4-2 in their last 17 Monday games. 

Gray has logged three starts in Washington over his career, and he’s put up a 4.74 ERA in those. As for Fedde, he gave up four runs on six hits over five innings in his last appearance Wednesday against the Yankees. I’m not thrilled with Gray overall this year, but he should do well enough to keep New York in it.

New York Yankees -135

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