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Yankees vs. Nationals: 2020 MLB Opening Day Picks and Predictions

New York Yankees vs Washington Nationals MLB Picks, Predictions, and Odds on this Opening Day baseball game on July 23, 2020.

Sports betting preview on this MLB opening day game between the New York Yankees vs Washington Nationals. Thursday, July 23rd at 7:08pm et at Nationals Park in Washington DC. The oddsmakers currently have the Yankees as the -130 favorites and the over/under at 7.5 total runs at the -105 price. The betting public has 69 percent of their money on New York.

The Yankees will have their ace Gerrit Cole take the mound, who is coming off a very impressive season with a 20-5 record to go along with a 2.50 era. In The 29 year old signed a massive $324 million dollar over 9 years in December.  New York is betting the biggest contract for a pitcher in baseball history that Gerrit Cole is the man to break their 11-season championship drought. Cole is 4-3 when starting against the Nationals with an era of 3.18 and a whip of 1.08.

The Nationals have veteran Max Scherzer set to take the mound who had an 11-7 record last season. His last competitive game he pitched in was in the World Series win vs the Houston Astros. Scherzer struggled in those World Series Road Games 1 and 7, but his team got the win in both games, so at the end of the day that’s all that matters. Scherzer is 6-3 when starting against the Yankees with an era of 3.33 and a WHIP of 1.35.

New York is 6-3 straight up in their last 9 games against an opponent in the National League and the total has gone under in 4 of the Yankees last 5 games when playing on the road against the Nationals.

Washington is 2-7 straight up in their last 9 games against an opponent in the AL East and the total has gone under in 6 of Washington’s last 7 games against NY Yankees.

This should be a low-scoring affair and we’re confident in Gerrit Cole throwing at least 6 strong innings for New York. He’s been one of the best starters in baseball. The Yankees Manager Aaron Boone then can deploy his relievers to match up with the Nationals, so your first free winner in this game we’re going to go ahead and roll with the favorite and take the Yankees at the -130 price.

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Your second free pick in this New York/Washington game go ahead and take the Yankees First innings -0.5 at the +100 price.

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