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Can Yankees’ Punchless Offense Get Back Into Gear Against the Nats?

The New York Yankees are known as the Bronx Bombers, but they haven’t looked the part of late. The Yankees, who are batting .176 as a team over the last four games, matched a season low with three hits in their last game, a 2-0 loss to the crosstown rival Mets. New York opens a brief two-game interleague series at home against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday. As a result of their low-scoring ways, the Yanks have been a red-hot UNDER bet. The UNDER is 6-0 in New York’s past six games with an average combined score of 5.3 runs.

MyBookie opened the Yankees as -157 home favorites with a total of 9.

  • The Nationals are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when opening a series.
  • The Nationals are 3-1 SU in their last four games on the road against the Yankees.
  • The Yankees are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games after a loss.

Tanner Roark and CC Sabathia are expected to get the start for the Nats and Yanks, respectively. Roark (3-6, 3.56 ERA) picked up his first win since April 30 after surrendering two runs on six hits in an 11-2 romp over the Tampa Bay Rays last week. The 31-year-old has worked into the sixth inning in 11 of his last 12 starts. He is making his first career start vs New York.

Sabathia (3-1, 3.59) also snapped a long winless drought in his last appearance, yielding two runs on three hits in seven innings of work in a 7-2 triumph over Toronto, winning for the first time since April 29 in the process. The big left-hander owns a 2-1 career mark against the Nats with a 2.25 ERA and an 0.92 WHIP while limiting the squad to a .185 batting average.

The Nationals have also been a great UNDER wager of late, evidenced by 11 of the Nationals’ last 14 contests going below the closing total.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Washington Nationals were +145 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 9.5 at Bet365 for those preferring OVER/UNDER betting.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.8-3.5 result in favor of the Yankees. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Washington Nationals vs New York Yankees Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

42-19 New York battles the Nationals, currently with a 36-27 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Washington injuries news.

The OddsShark MLB Power Rankings have the Yankees at No. 10 and the Nationals at No. 9 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits the New York Yankees' No. 1-rated offense, averaging 5.49 runs per game, against a Washington Nationals defense that ranks No. 2 at 3.51 in runs allowed per game. The Yankees have averaged 8.67 hits per game so far, more than Nationals batters have averaged on the year (7.94 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 3.47 runs per game on the highway. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Derek Holland in a losing cause, 2-0, against San Francisco on Sunday.

The Yankees were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Mets staff and losing 2-0 on Sunday at Citi Field.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Washington is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Washington's last 14 games
  • Washington is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • New York is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • New York is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 5 games
  • New York is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at New York, Wednesday, June 13