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New York YankeesWashington Nationals
June 17, 1:35 PM | GrassNationals Park

New York Yankees vs Washington Nationals Odds

39-25TEAM RECORD38-25

Inter-league play resumes on Sunday as the Nationals take on the Yankees at Nationals Park in a key battle on the odds menu.

The match puts starter Ivan Nova for the Yankees on the hill facing Edwin Jackson for the Nationals. Nova brings a 8-2 mark to the game, while Jackson is 3-3 to date on the season.

View NY Yankees vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Yankees were listed as -110 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Nationals rated this week at No. 7 and the Yankees sitting at No. 2.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 12 ranked National League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Yankees defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 in the American League at 3.9 runs allowed per game. The Nationals have been averaging 8.3 hits per game, less than the Yankees have managed so far this season (8.9 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Washington has the National League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Yankees own the American League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for New York, they were a 5-3 winner as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Yankees at -120 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New York won a close affair on Saturday in their last outing, defeating Washington 5-3 in extra innings at Nationals Park.

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a win are 9-1

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Yankees at Nationals trends to consider:
NY Yankees are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
NY Yankees are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
NY Yankees are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing NY Yankees

Next up:
NY Yankees home to Atlanta, Monday, June 18
Washington home to Tampa Bay, Tuesday, June 19

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