MLB Picks on the Underdog: Nationals to Halt Streaking Yankees

Charles Stark

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 11:51 AM GMT

Wednesday, Jun. 10, 2015 11:51 AM GMT

Today I am placing my MLB pick backing the Washington Nationals as they visit the New York Yankees.  It seems to me they have the better pitcher on the mound in this spot.

Plus Money
MLB odds makers have opened this game making the Yankees the favorite at home.  The best plus money value can be found right at Betonline at +113 odds.  Any plus money is good value in a game that could in my opinion easily be won by the Nats.

MLB Betting Odds Update: Pitchers Who Will Remain Money-Makers

Gio and Eo
Gio Gonzalez takes the mound for the Nats and comes in with a 4.57 ERA and 1.51 WHIP.  Still, it is early in the season and he has a bit of tough luck with a high .372 batting average against him on balls in play.  His career numbers are solid with a 3.64 ERA and 1.31 WHIP, he is due for his current numbers to go down.  For the Yankees Nathan Eovaldi comes in with a 4.16 ERA and 1.56 WHIP.  He is not a big strike out guy and career wise his numbers are not as good as Gonzalez with an ERA over 4.00 and WHIP of 1.40.

 

Offensive Parity
There is not a lot of difference between these two teams at the plate.  The Nats rank higher than the Yankees in batting average but despite that New York has better numbers in all the other offensive categories… but not by much. 

Again when it comes to value I think we are in a good spot here even with the Yankees on a winning streak.  The Nats are a good team with arguably the better pitcher on the mound.  For Tuesday's MLB pick in this match, grab the plus money.

MLB Picks: Nationals +117 at 5Dimes

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