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MLB Betting 2020 Opening Season: Yankees vs. Nationals Odds, Predictions and Analysis

New York Yankees at Washington Nationals - 2020 Opening MLB Betting Season

Finally, the wait is over. Baseball fans will forever believe that the season should have started much earlier. Nonetheless, a 2020 MLB season will begin Thursday night. In a classic better late than never scenario we get a top-shelf matchup. Defending World Series champion Washington will host the American League’s favorite Yankees. Of course, New York is a perpetual baseball betting public choice. Back to back 100-plus win seasons add to the Yankee’s appeal. Washington is considered to be an accidental champion. Yet they defeated all comers to win the first World Series in franchise history.

New York Yankees at Washington Nationals Betting Information

Date: Thursday, June 23, 2020
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Location: Nationals Park, Washington, DC
TV Coverage: ESPN

New York Yankees vs. Washington Nationals Betting Odds

Yankees -1½ (+125) 7½ (-110) -135
National +1½ (-145) 7½ (-110) +125
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New York Yankees at Washington Nationals CashBet Odds Analysis

At the onset, this game will have undeniable online sportsbook demand. Specifically, a baseball starved public will flock to a matchup of championship contenders. New York on the marquee always means an extra betting handle. According to the Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers are overwhelming chalk to win the 2020 World Series.

Probable Starters and Pitching Matchup

Namely, Gerrit Cole signed the biggest contract in history for a starting pitcher with New York. Thursday marks his highly anticipated debut. Cole was 20-5 with a 2.50 earned run average with Houston in 2019. He struck out 326 batters in just 212.1 innings of work. Correlate Cole was 4-1 with a 1.72 in the 2019 playoffs. He struck out 47 batters in 36.2 postseason innings.

First in the Nationals rotation is Max Scherzer. For 2019 Scherzer was 11-7 with a 2.92 earned run average. He struck out 243 batters in 172.1 innings of work. Last year in the playoffs Scherzer was 5-2 with a 2.40 earned run average. He struck out 37 batters in 30 playoff innings.

Of great concern is the status of Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman. New York announced Chapman tested positive for COVID-19. He is listed as a day today. In 2019 Chapman saved 37 games with a 3-2 record and 2.21 earned run average. As well as that was 85 strikeouts in 57 innings pitched.

New York Yankees Prohibitive 2020 American League Favorite

Following their Betting on baseball failure in the American League Championship Series the Yankees acquired Cole. Starting pitching is the one area where New York is not dominant. Cole is expected to close that gap. Owing to RF Aaron Judge, SS Gleyber Torres, and DH Giancarlo Stanton is a dominant lineup.

Washington Nationals Open World Series Title Defense

Starting with a 19-31 MLB betting record to start 2019 was Washington an improbable champion. Anthony Rendon’s departure will leave a hole in the Nationals lineup.

Yankees at Nationals Betting Trends  

The Yankees are: 3-7 in their 10 most recent road matchups, 3-6-1 under the total away from home, 12-8 in their last 20 games vs. National League opponents, 6-11 under the total vs. the National League, 6-5 in their last games against Washington, 2-7 under the total vs. the Nationals 

The Nationals are: 13-4 in their last 17 games at Nationals Park, over the total in just three of their last 12 home games, 13-6 in their last 19 games against the American League, over the total in just one out of their last 11 interleague games, 5-4 in their last nine home games with the Yankees, 2-5 under the total at Nationals Park against New York

New York Yankees at Washington Nationals CashBet Free Pick

On this occasion, Cole makes his Yankee debut with America’s eyes upon him. In spite of the hype, Washington is a capable Betting on MLB contender. As a home dog on opening night, they get a good price. Likewise, the Yankees will be perpetual overlays all season.

CashBet Yankees at Nationals Best Bet: Washington National


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