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Nationals vs. Yankees Predictions, Odds, Preview

May 8, 2021
Kevin Rogers
MLB Expert

Washington Nationals vs. New York Yankees Predictions

Score Prediction - Yankees 5, Nationals 3

Washington Nationals vs. New York Yankees - Best Bets

The Yankees will be looking to end a two-game losing streak on Saturday afternoon after getting blown out by the Nationals on Friday.

A pair of veteran Cy Young winners take the mound as Corey Kluber opposes Max Scherzer.

Both hurlers have pitched well of late, but the Yankees should come away with a win over Scherzer and the Nationals on Saturday.

  • New York -120

Washington Nationals vs. New York Yankees Game Odds

  • Washington +100
  • New York -120
  • Washington (-1.5) +165
  • New York (+1.5) -200
  • Over (7.5) -120
  • Under (7.5) +100

Odds per BetMGM - Subject to Change

The Yankees look to snap a two-game skid on Saturday when they battle the Nationals. (AP)

Washington Nationals vs. New York Yankees - Betting Analysis

  • Venue: Yankee Stadium
  • Location: Bronx, New York
  • TV-Time: ESPN+ - 1:05 p.m. ET

Washington Nationals vs. New York Yankees - Current Form

The Yankees slipped back to .500 after Friday's loss to the Nationals as New York owns a 16-16 record.

New York sits three games behind Boston for first place in the American League East, while posting a 9-9 record at Yankee Stadium.

The Nationals are currently at the bottom of the National League East at 13-15, but Washington is only two games out of first place.

Washington Nationals vs. New York Yankees - Series History

The Nationals captured the first matchup of their three-game set in the Bronx, 11-3 as +155 underdogs on Friday night.

Washington busted the game open with a six-run eighth inning, while the Nationals went deep four times in the victory.

Pitching Matchup

Washington: Max Scherzer (2-2, 2.54 ERA)

The three-time Cy Young winner finished off his first complete game of the season this past Sunday in a 3-1 victory over the Marlins.

The Nationals improved to 4-2 in Scherzer's six starts this season as the right-hander struck out nine batters and allowed one earned run or less for the fourth time this season.

New York: Corey Kluber (2-2, 3.03 ERA)

Kluber has taken home a pair of Cy Young awards in his career and is looking for a resurgence in New York after getting hurt early last season with the Rangers.

The former Cleveland ace is coming off his best start as a Yankee by striking out 10 in eight innings as New York blanked Detroit, 2-0. Kluber has cashed the 'under' in four straight starts, while the Yankees are 5-1 to the 'under' in his six outings.

Trends to Watch


  • 1-3 off a road win
  • Under 4-1 last five games

New York

  • 0-3 after allowing 7+ runs
  • Under 3-0 in Kluber's three home starts

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