Nationals vs. Yankees MLB Prediction

Nationals vs. Yankees, 5/8/21 MLB Betting Predictions & DFS Notes

The Nationals took Game 1 of their series versus the Yankees and will have Max Scherzer on the hill Saturday afternoon when the teams play Game 2 at 1:05 p.m. ET. Will the Nationals cash again as an underdog?

Game Snapshot

925 Washington Nationals (+108) at 926 New York Yankees (-118); o/u 8

1:05 p.m. ET, Saturday, May 8, 2021

Yankee Stadium, New York, NY

Washington Nationals DFS Spin

Max Scherzer recorded nine strikeouts and allowed only one run in a complete-game win over the Marlins on Sunday. Scherzer Scherzer authored his most dominant performance of the 2021 campaign so far, carrying a shutout bid into the ninth inning before giving up a leadoff homer to Isan Díaz. The 36-year-old veteran stalwart yielded only five hits, didn't walk a batter, and needed only 106 pitches (76 strikes) to go the distance in his first complete game of the season. He induced a whopping 22 swinging strikes and finished with an elite 36 percent CSW (called strikes plus whiffs). He'll carry a 2.54 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 47/6 K/BB ratio across 39 innings (six starts) into a road tilt against the Yankees on Saturday.

New York Yankees DFS Spin

Corey Kluber recorded a season-high 10 strikeouts over eight shutout innings on Sunday in a win over the Tigers. Kluber became the latest starting pitcher to dominate the Tigers' floundering lineup, recording his first double-digit strikeout performance since September 24, 2018. The 35-year-old veteran righty generated an absurd 20 swinging strikes and finished with a robust 34 percent CSW (called strikes plus whiffs). He allowed only two hits and one walk, needing only 103 pitches (74 strikes) to navigate eight scoreless frames. He'll carry a solid 3.03 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 29/14 K/BB ratio across 29 2/3 innings (six starts) into a home outing against the Nationals on Saturday.

Nationals vs. Yankees Betting Prediction

The Nationals are 5-1 in their last six games when playing on a Saturday and are 5-1 in their last six games when playing the second game of a series. They’re also 11-2 in their last 13 interleague road games versus an opponent with a winning record and are 14-5 in their last 19 interleague road games. On the other side, the Yankees are 1-5 in their last five interleague games versus a right-handed starter.

MLB BETTING PREDICTION: WASHINGTON NATIONALS +108

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