Nationals vs. Yankees MLB Prediction
The Nationals and Yankees open a new series in the Bronx on Friday night when Patrick Corbin opposes Jameson Taillon at 7:05 p.m. ET. With the Yankees listed as a large moneyline favorite and the total sitting at 9.5, what’s the best play?
975 Washington Nationals (+170) at 976 New York Yankees (-189); o/u 9.5
7:05 p.m. ET, Thursday, May 7, 2021
Yankee Stadium, New York, NY
Washington Nationals DFS Spin
Josh Harrison went 2-for-4 with a stolen base on Thursday in the Nationals' loss to the Braves. Harrison's unexpected renaissance continued with his seventh multi-hit effort in 20 games this season. He also picked up his first stolen base of the season in this one. He's hitting .333/.422/.472 with 10 runs scored, two homers and nine RBI across 83 plate appearances. It's an extremely small sample size, headlined by a preposterous .355 BABIP, but he's shown enough to be worthy of a roster spot in deeper mixed leagues and NL-only formats.
New York Yankees DFS Spin
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Thursday that Aaron Hicks was dealing with a cramping issue in both of his legs during the team's loss to the Astros. Hicks managed to stay in the contest, which was important since the Yankees were dealing with a shorthanded bench situation, but it sounds like his availability for Friday's series opener against the Nationals could be in jeopardy. Fantasy managers should keep a close eye on his status over the next few days.
Nationals vs. Yankees Betting Prediction
The under is 6-1 in the last seven meetings between these two teams and is 6-1 in the last six meetings in the Bronx. The under is also 8-2-2 in the Nationals’ last 12 games overall, is 4-1-1 in their last six games versus American League Eat opponents and is 3-1-2 in their last six road games. On the other side, the under is 4-1 in the Yankees’ last five interleague home games and is 4-1 in their last five games versus National League East opponents.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: NATIONALS/YANKEES UNDER 9.5