Nationals vs. Blue Jays Sunday Pick

Washington Nationals vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 6/17/2018 Prediction & Odds

The Washington Nationals have fallen into a recent funk and have already lost the series to the Toronto Blue Jays this weekend. That said, will they pick up at least one win before leaving town on Sunday afternoon?

Game Snapshot & Odds

927 Washington Nationals (-130) at 928 Toronto Blue Jays (+110); 9.5 runs

Sunday, June 17, 2018

1:07 p.m. ET, Rogers Centre

TV: WSH (MASN); TOR (SNET)

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Public Betting Trends

Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Nationals as a -130 favorite. As of this writing, 63% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Nationals to beat the Blue Jays on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.

Nationals' Roark posts quality start in loss to Yankees

Tanner Roark was charged with three runs over six innings Tuesday, taking a loss as the Nationals fell to the Yankees. Didi Gregorius popped a pair of solo home runs off of Roark. He yielded just four singles and two walks otherwise, with the Yankees plating their other run on a sac fly. All told, it’s not a bad showing in an obviously difficult matchup. Unfortunately for Roark, his next outing will also come against the Yankees. At this it will be at home.

Blue Jays' Gaviglio allows five runs vs. Rays

Sam Gaviglio was tagged for five runs in 3 1/3 innings by the Rays in Monday's loss. Gaviglio came in with a surprising 2.51 ERA in four starts and two relief appearances, but he doesn't really have the stuff to back that up. He allowed 16 homers in 74 1/3 innings for the Mariners and Royals last year. This year, he's at five in 32 innings.

MLB Betting Trends

Washington

The Nationals are now winless in their last four games versus the Blue Jays.

Toronto

The Blue Jays are 1-4 in Gaviglio's last five starts and are 1-4 in their last five games when their opponent allows two runs or less in their previous game.

Prediction:

The Blue Jays are hot, winning six in a row at home and five straight at home when facing a right-handed starter. Meanwhile, the Nationals are struggling, losing four of five overall, and are just 3-7 in Roark's last 10 road starts. They're also 2-9 in Roark's last 11 outings coming off a quality start in his last appearance. The Nationals are a fairly large public team today but I'm fading them.

The Pick: Toronto Blue Jays +110

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