Washington Nationals vs New York Yankees 5/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Washington Nationals vs New York Yankees 5/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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Yankee Stadium will host the second game of a three-game interleague series on Saturday between the Washington Nationals and the New York Yankees.  Washington is 13-15 after Friday’s 11-4 win against the Yankees on late homers.  Before this win, Washington was swept in its three-game series by the Braves.  Despite the win, the Nationals are still last place in the National League East Division, five games behind the first-place Phillies.

Washington will send Max Scherzer to the mound on Saturday.  The right-hander is 2-2 with an ERA of 2.54, 47 strikeouts, and 6 BBs.  In his career against the Yankees, Scherzer is 4-4 with a 4.34 ERA.  Leading Washington with a .325 batting average and .418 on-base percentage is Josh Harrison.  Short-stop Trea Turner has team-highs of 33 hits, 7 home runs, and 13 RBIs.  Second baseman Starlin Castro also has 13 RBIs with a team-high 6 doubles.  Kyle Schwarber has 5 doubles with a team-high 27 strikeouts.    

  • Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games against the New York Yankees.
  • Washington is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games against an opponent in the NL Central Division.
  • The total went UNDER in 6 of Washingtons’ last 7 games on the road against the Yankees.

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Washington Nationals vs New York Yankees Predictions 5/8/2021

The New York Yankees look to rebound from their loss to the Nationals on Friday.  The Yankees are now 16-16 following its Friday loss from the Nationals and 7-4 loss to the Houston Astros on Thursday.  New York has won five of its last seven games and is fourth-place in the American League East Division, four games behind first-place Boston Red Sox.

On Saturday, New York will send Corey Kluber to the hill.  The right-hander is 2-2 with 3.03 ERA, 29 strikeouts, and 14 BBs.  Leading New York is their designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton with a batting average of .312.  Stanton has a team-high 9 home runs, 23 RBIs, 34 hits, and an on-base percentage of .364.  Aaron Judge has 7 home runs with 18 RBIs and a team-high 37 strikeouts.  DJ LeMahieu also leads the Yankees with an on-base percentage of .372 with 34 hits.  New York has hit 41 home runs in its first 31 games this season.

  • The New York Yankees are 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the New York Yankees’ last 7 games against Washington.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the New York Yankees’ last 5 games against an opponent in the National League.

Washington Nationals vs New York Yankees. The MLB pick for this game goes to the New York Yankees.  The play here is UNDER.  New York will win in a pitching duel on Saturday.  In the last seven meetings between the Nationals and the Yankees, the UNDER has cashed in six.  The UNDER has cashed in four of the Yankees’ last five interleague games while the UNDER has also cashed in four of Washington’s last six interleague games.  Taking the game is the New York Yankees.  Final Score Prediction is UNDER 4-2.   

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Washington Nationals vs New York Yankees 5/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 1:05 PM ET

Location: Yankee Stadium, The Bronx

Date: Saturday, May 08, 2021

TV: MLBN

MLB Odds: New York Yankees -125 

MLB Totals: 8.0

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