Yankees vs. Nationals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, August 24, 2023

The New York Yankees (61-65) and Aaron Judge (3 HR in his last game) are favored (-211) on the moneyline for their matchup with the Washington Nationals (58-69) on Thursday at 1:05 PM ET on YES.

New York’s Michael King and Washington’s Patrick Corbin have been named the starters for this contest.

Yankees vs. Nationals Odds

  • Yankees odds to win: -211
  • Nationals odds to win: +175
  • Spread: Yankees -1.5
  • Total: 9 runs
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    Yankees and Nationals Betting Trends

    The Yankees have been the moneyline favorite 79 total times this season. They’ve gone 43-36 in those games.

    New York has a 3-1 record (winning 75% of its games) when playing as moneyline favorites of -211 or shorter.

    The Nationals have entered the game as underdogs 115 times this season and won 49, or 42.6%, of those games.

    Washington has entered 32 games this season as the underdog by +175 or more and is 14-18 in those contests.

    The Yankees have combined with opponents to go over the total 58 times this season for a 58-63-4 record against the over/under.

    The Nationals and their opponents have hit the over in 58 of their 125 games with a total this season.

    Yankees Stats & Insights

    The Yankees have the No. 24 offense in MLB action scoring 4.2 runs per game (533 total runs).

    New York averages 1.4 home runs per game to rank seventh in MLB action with 173 total home runs.

    The Yankees rank 29th in MLB with a .229 batting average.

    New York strikes out 8.4 times per game, the No. 14 average in MLB.

    The pitching staff for the Yankees has a collective 8.9 K/9, which ranks 12th in the majors.

    New York has a 4.07 team ERA that ranks 14th across all MLB pitching staffs.

    Nationals Stats & Insights

    The Nationals rank 20th in the majors with 555 total runs scored this season.

    Washington ranks 29th in Major League Baseball with just 116 home runs as a team.

    The Nationals rank fifth in MLB with a .259 team batting average.

    Washington has shown good bat-to-ball skills at the plate this season with the second-best strikeout rate (7.1 per game) among MLB offenses.

    The Nationals strike out just 7.8 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranks 29th in MLB.

    Washington pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.92 ERA this year, which ranks 27th in MLB.

    Yankees Key Players to Watch

    The Yankees are sending King (3-5) to make his second start of the season.

    Gleyber Torres leads New York with a .265 batting average. He’s also hit 19 homers and has 50 RBI.

    Judge leads New York in home runs (27) and runs batted in (54) this season while batting .279.

    Anthony Volpe has 90 hits this season and a slash line of .216/.292/.393.

    Harrison Bader has 68 hits and an OBP of .292 to go with a slugging percentage of .388 this season.

    Nationals Key Players to Watch

    The Nationals will hand the ball to Corbin (8-11) for his 26th start of the season.

    Lane Thomas leads the Nationals with 20 home runs and 69 runs batted in, while racking up a team-best batting average of .286.

    Joey Meneses has capitalized on opportunities as he paces his team with 69 runs batted in.

    Keibert Ruiz is hitting .261 with 19 doubles, 15 home runs and 28 walks.

    C.J. Abrams is hitting .250 with 22 doubles, four triples, 13 home runs and 20 walks.

    Yankees and Nationals Injuries

    Yankees: Anthony Rizzo: 10 Day IL (Concussion), Billy McKinney: 10 Day IL (Back), Nestor Cortes Jr.: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Ryan Weber: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Jose Trevino: 60 Day IL (Wrist), Josh Donaldson: 60 Day IL (Calf), Lou Trivino: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Luis Gil: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Frankie Montás: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Scott Effross: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

    Nationals: Stone Garrett: 10 Day IL (Fibula), Carl Edwards Jr.: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Thad Ward: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Rico Garcia: 15 Day IL (Biceps), Victor Robles: 60 Day IL (Back), Stephen Strasburg: 60 Day IL (Ribs/shoulder), Tanner Rainey: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Cade Cavalli: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Victor Arano: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

    Yankees vs. Nationals Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Yankees 5, Nationals 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 9 runs
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    Matt is from the Chicagoland area and has been working in Chicago sports since 2015 with stops at WGN Radio, the Chicago Blackhawks, Stadium, and NBC Sports Chicago prior to landing at Betsperts. Matt covers just about everything for Betsperts and Bleacher Nation but focuses on the NHL and college football.

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