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Last Updated Aug 30, 2021, 13:53 PM

Nationals and Yankees set to meet in MLB Opener

The MLB 2020 restart schedule hasn’t been announced yet but reports have said that the 60-game shortened slate will begin on Thursday July 23 or Friday July 24.

The Associated Press were told that that the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals are set to meet on “Opening Day” from Nationals Park in D.C and could possibly be joined by a couple other matchups.

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The opener will certainly have plenty of buzz due to the hiatus from the pandemic-delayed season, plus the Nationals are the defending World Series Champions and the Yankees are easily the most popular MLB team – globally.

The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook opened odds on the expected matchup and odds are subject to change. The SuperBook is based out of Las Vegas, Nevada but is planning to expand into Colorado this July. Bettors in both Nevada and the Centennial State can take advantage of their popular betting markets.

New York Yankees vs. Washington Nationals
Opening Day Odds

Expected Starters

Yankees – Gerrit Cole
Nationals – Max Scherzer

Opening Money Line

New York Yankees -110
Washington Nationals +100

Opening Run Line

New York Yankees -1 ½ (+155)
Washington Nationals +1 ½ (-175)

Opening Total – Over Under

7 Over (+100)
7 Under (-120)

Gerrit Cole signed a $324 million, nine-year contract with the Yankees as a free agent after playing with the Houston Astros for the last two seasons. Cole owns a 16-6 all-time record in Interleague games and is 3-2 in six starts versus Washington.

Max Scherzer owns an 18-15 record in Interleague games over 39 starts and he's 4-3 all-time versus the New York Yankees.

Yankees vs. Nationals
Head-to-Head Meetings

  • June 18, 2018 - New York 4 at Washington 2 (Under 9 ½)
  • June 13, 2018 - Washington 5 at New York 4 (Under 9 ½)
  • June 12, 2018 - New York 3 vs. Washington 0 (Under 9)
  • May 15, 2018 - Washington 5 vs. New York 3 (Under 8 ½)

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