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MLB Betting Preview: New York Yankees vs. Washington Nationals

August 24, 2023


In New York soon, the Washington Nationals and New York Yankees will cap off their three-game series and offer many betting options. Since both teams are evenly matched, can the Yankees secure the final game at home?

  • Date: Game 3 on August 24, 2023 at 1:05 PM ET

  • Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York

  • Coverage: ESPN+

Washington Nationals Betting Preview

The Nationals have been playing good baseball lately, posting wins against the Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, and then against the Yankees. Patrick Corbin (8-11) will make an attempt on the mound to slow down the Yankees, with an ERA at 4.71.

Looking at what they provide on offense, their batting average can keep up with most teams at .260. However, teams typically do well against them with an average of .267 at the plate.

With an ERA at 4.90, they will be at the mercy of the Yankees ability to do well on offense. Their OBP is at .320 which means they do a solid job at having runners in position. Their slugging percentage is a little lacking at .402 and is a bit off when compared to the league average.

The Nationals are too far away from the lead in the NL East to make a difference for the playoffs. However, their offense is enough to make teams think twice before sending out weaker pitchers.

New York Yankees Betting Preview

The Yankees have failed to make any impact in their division over the last 10 games. Prior to this series, they had lost eight straight and displayed weak offense. Michael King (3-5) is on the mound and has an ERA of 3.26.

The Yankees showcase similarities with the Nationals. Their batting average is fairly low around .229, but they have been keeping opponents down with a .234 which could determine how this game goes.

Their ERA is slightly better than the Nationals at 4.09 and their OBP is coming in near .305. Their slugging percentage is nearing .398, which could always improve.

The Yankees have moved all the way to last place in the AL East and are roughly 17 games back from the leading Baltimore Orioles. They need to break out of their losing cycle and create some consistency.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The following odds from MyBookie are showing a close encounter, with the New York Yankees being slightly favored to win game three. According to market analysis, the Yankees have a 59.5 percent chance to finish out the series strong.

  • Washington Nationals: +136

  • New York Yankees: -162

The Yankees are slightly above .500 at home, while the Nationals are a little below that mark on the road. The Yankees are appealing, as their offense looked great in their 9-1 victory in game two.

Final Pick: Take the New York Yankees to Win at -162

Written by: The Persian