Yankees Vs Nationals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 9, 2021

Posted By Staff on May 9, 2021

The New York Yankees (17-16) and the Washington Nationals (13-16) play on Sunday at 1:05 PM ET with the series tied 1-1. The Yankees are favored (-165) to win the rubber match against the Nationals (+140). Domingo German starts for New York while Washington will counter with Joe Ross.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 9, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Yankees vs Nationals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Germán (NYY) Pitcher Ross (WSH)
2 – 2 W/L 2 – 2
25.0 IP 26.2
4.32 ERA 4.39
1.240 WHIP 1.160
9 K/9 7.1
1.8 BB/9 2.4

Yankees Probable Starter Domingo Germán

  • German gets the start for the Yankees, his sixth of the season. He is 2-2 with a 4.32 ERA and 25 strikeouts over 25 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent appearance on Tuesday against the Astros, the right-hander tossed five innings, giving up three earned runs while surrendering four hits.
  • The opposing Nationals offense has the 21st-ranked slugging percentage (.381) and ranks 27th in MLB play with 29 home runs. They have a collective .246 batting average, and are 26th in the league with 234 total hits and 29th in MLB action scoring 107 runs.
  • The Yankees have been favored on the moneyline in four of Germán’s starts this season, and they went 2-2 in those matchups.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 9, 2021 at 2:13 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Nationals Stats vs Germán

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Yan Gomes 4 .250 1 0 1 .250 .750
Jordy Mercer 3 .333 1 0 1 .333 .666
Josh Harrison 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Nationals Probable Starter Joe Ross

  • The Nationals will hand the ball to Ross (2-2) for his sixth start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Tuesday, when he tossed 5 1/3 innings while giving up two earned runs on five hits in a matchup with the Braves.
  • The Yankees rank 25th in MLB with a .223 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 20th in the league (.383) and 45 home runs.
  • When he starts a game and his team is the underdog on the moneyline, they have a record of 2-3.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 9, 2021 at 2:13 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Yankees Stats vs Ross

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Giancarlo Stanton 9 .222 2 1 2 .300 .856
DJ LeMahieu 7 .286 2 0 1 .286 .715
Miguel Andújar 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Gleyber Torres 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Gio Urshela 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Brett Gardner 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Gary Sánchez 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Yankees Betting Trends

  • The Yankees average 4.2 runs per home game compared to four per contest on the road.
  • The Yankees are the 21st-highest scoring team in baseball averaging 4.1 runs per game (135 total).
  • The Yankees have been favored on the moneyline 31 total times this season. They’ve gone 16-15 in those games.
  • New York is 8-9 (winning 47.1% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -165 or shorter.
  • In the 33 games bookmakers have set an over/under for New York, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 13 times (13-20).
  • New York played as the moneyline favorite in each of its last 10 games, and finished 7-3 in those matchups.

Nationals Betting Trends

  • The Nationals have scored 107 runs (just 3.7 per game) this season, which ranks 29th in MLB.
  • They’ve scored 4.1 runs per game this season on the road while averaging 3.4 at home.
  • The Nationals have won seven, or 36.8%, of the 19 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Washington has a record of 3-4 in games where oddsmakers have them as underogs of at least +140 on the moneyline.
  • Washington’s games have gone over the total in 10 of their 29 chances.
  • Washington has played as the underdog in seven of its past 10 games and has won three of those contests.

Yankees Players to Watch

  • Giancarlo Stanton paces the Yankees with nine home runs and 23 runs batted in, while racking up a team-high batting average of .291.
  • Stanton ranks fourth in HR (9), and 12th in RBI (23) among qualifying hitters in MLB play.
  • Gio Urshela has five doubles, four home runs and nine walks while hitting .287.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB play, Urshela does not rank in the top 10 in average and home runs.
  • Urshela enters this matchup on a five-game hitting streak. Over that span he is hitting .389 with a double, three walks and an RBI.

Yankees Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
DJ LeMahieu 124 .282 23 3 9 .373 .768
Giancarlo Stanton 117 .291 16 9 23 .341 .905
Gleyber Torres 116 .241 11 0 9 .338 .622
Aaron Judge 110 .245 12 7 18 .346 .819
Aaron Hicks 103 .194 13 4 12 .294 .634
Gio Urshela 101 .287 9 4 16 .342 .797
Clint Frazier 80 .150 9 3 6 .292 .592
Gary Sánchez 66 .182 9 3 5 .333 .666
Brett Gardner 58 .190 6 0 3 .269 .493
Kyle Higashioka 45 .222 8 5 8 .327 .949

Nationals Players to Watch

  • Josh Harrison has been key for Washington with 25 hits, an OBP of .394 plus a slugging percentage of .463.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Harrison ranks 22nd in AVG (.305), and 17th in OBP (.394).
  • Trea Turner leads Washington in home runs (seven) and runs batted in (14) this season while batting .293.
  • Among qualified hitters, Turner ranks 18th in HR in the league.

Nationals Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Trea Turner 116 .293 15 7 14 .336 .845
Starlin Castro 108 .269 4 1 14 .314 .666
Victor Robles 86 .244 8 0 1 .350 .641
Kyle Schwarber 84 .190 9 2 7 .261 .594
Josh Harrison 82 .305 12 3 12 .394 .857
Josh Bell 74 .135 15 3 10 .207 .504
Yan Gomes 64 .266 7 4 11 .288 .772
Juan Soto 61 .279 13 3 11 .366 .825
Ryan Zimmerman 56 .304 6 4 10 .339 .893
Andrew Stevenson 49 .224 10 1 5 .291 .618

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