Yankees vs. Nationals odds, line – 2020 MLB picks, predictions for …


The New York Yankees will look to bounce back when they battle the Washington Nationals on Sunday. The Nationals posted a 9-2 pasting of the Yankees on Saturday, as they recorded seven extra base hits, including three home runs. Even without starter Stephen Strasburg, who was scratched with a nerve issue in his pitching hand, the Nationals took charge early to even the series.

First pitch from Nationals Park is set for 1:05 p.m. ET. The Yankees lead the all-time series 18-16, but the Nationals have won three of the past five meetings. New York is the -220 favorite on the money line in the latest Yankees vs. Nationals odds from William Hill, while the over-under for total runs scored is 9.5. Before making any Yankees vs. Nationals picks, check out the latest MLB predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model. 

About Yankees
The New York Yankees are an American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of the Bronx. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division. They are one of two major league clubs based in New York City, the other being the National League’s (NL) New York Mets. The Yankees began play in the 1901 season as the Baltimore Orioles (no relation to the modern Baltimore Orioles). In 1903, Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchased the franchise after it ceased operations and moved it to New York City, renaming the club the New York Highlanders. The Highlanders were officially renamed the New York Yankees in 1913.The team is owned by Yankee Global Enterprises, an LLC that is controlled by the family of the late George Steinbrenner, who purchased the team in 1973. Brian Cashman is the team’s general manager, and Aaron Boone is the team’s field manager. The team’s home games were played at the original Yankee Stadium from 1923 to 1973 and from 1976 to 2008. In 1974 and 1975, the Yankees shared Shea Stadium with the Mets, in addition to the New York Jets and the New York Giants. In 2009, they moved into a new ballpark of the same name that was constructed adjacent to the previous facility, which was closed and demolished. The team is perennially among the leaders in MLB attendance.
The Yankees are arguably the most successful professional sports team in the United States; they have won 19 American League East Division titles, 40 American League pennants, and 27 World Series championships, all of which are MLB records. The team has won more titles than any other franchise in the four major North American sports leagues – after briefly trailing the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens by one or two titles in the 1990s. Forty-four Yankees players and 11 Yankees managers have been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, and Whitey Ford. In pursuit of winning championships, the franchise has used a large payroll to attract talent, particularly during the Steinbrenner era. According to Forbes, the Yankees are the second-highest valued sports franchise in the United States and the second in the world, with an estimated value of approximately $4.6 billion. The team has garnered enormous popularity and a dedicated fanbase, as well as widespread enmity from fans of other MLB teams. The team’s rivalry with the Boston Red Sox is one of the most well-known rivalries in North American sports.
From 1903 to 2019, the Yankees’ overall win-loss record is 10,378–7,840 (a .570 winning percentage).

Yankees vs. Nationals odds, line: 2020 MLB picks, predictions for …

About Nationals
Nationals may refer to:

Washington Nationals, a Major League Baseball team based in Washington, DC
Potomac Nationals, a former minor league baseball team in Woodbridge, VA
Syracuse Nationals, a 1946-1963 professional basketball team
National Party of Australia, a political party
The Nationals (eSports), an eSports league based in the Philippines
New Zealand National Party, a political party
People of a given nationality
A tournament or convention of national scope
“Nationals” (Glee), an episode of Glee
The National, an indy band from Ohio

The model, which has simulated every pitch of Yankees vs. Nationals 10,000 times, is coming off a banner 2019 season. The model returned more than $1,400 on its top-rated money-line and run-line MLB picks, and anyone who followed it saw huge rewards. 

Now, the model has dialed in on Yankees vs. Nationals. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the MLB odds and trends for Yankees vs. Nationals:

Yankees vs. Nationals odds, line: 2020 MLB picks, predictions for …

  • Yankees vs. Nationals money line: New York -220, Washington +190
  • Yankees vs. Nationals run line: New York -1.5
  • Yankees vs. Nationals over-under: 9.5 runs
  • NYY: New York was 10th in MLB in 2019 with nine shutouts
  • WAS: SS Trea Turner was second in the NL with 35 stolen bases a year ago

Why you should back the Yankees

The Yankees will use a mix of relievers against the Nationals after Washington used that strategy to perfection on Saturday once it was clear Strasburg was not going to pitch. New York had the sixth-best ERA in the American League in 2019 at 4.31 and tied for the most saves in all of Major League Baseball with Minnesota and Milwaukee at 50.

Designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton continues to sting the ball after going 2-for-3 with a home run and RBI in Saturday’s loss. For the season, he is hitting .667 with two homers, four RBIs and a 1.833 slugging percentage. Against Washington in 111 career games, Stanton is hitting .296 with 118 hits, 27 doubles, 36 homers and 85 RBIs. He is 6-for-16 with two doubles, two homers and four RBIs against Nationals’ starter Patrick Corbin.

Why you should back the Nationals

Corbin, a left-hander, gets his second career start against the Yankees. He last faced New York in 2013 at Yankee Stadium when he struck out seven in seven innings of work. Corbin was 14-7 in 33 starts a year ago, compiling a 3.25 ERA in 202 innings. He allowed 73 earned runs, walked 70 and struck out 238 as opponents hit just .227 against him.

The Nationals, who tied with Pittsburgh and Colorado as the top hitting NL team with a .265 average in 2019, have picked off where they left off, as third baseman Asdrubal Cabrera has started the season fast. He was 3-for-4 with a double, home run and two RBIs on Saturday. In 67 career games against the Yankees, Cabrera is 63-for-240 (.263) with 14 doubles, six homers and 25 RBIs.

How to make Yankees vs. Nationals picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, as the simulation says both relief corps will allow more than five runs combined, and it also says one side of the money line has the value. You can only get the pick at SportsLine. 

So who wins Yankees vs. Nationals? And which side of the money line has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Yankees vs. Nationals spread to jump on Sunday, all from the advanced model that returned over $1,400 on MLB picks last year.

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