The Major League Baseball season is back and begins on Thursday evening when the New York Yankees travel to take on the Washington Nationals. The game is scheduled for a 7:00 p.m. start time and it will be televised nationally on ESPN. The MLB Odds for the contest have the Yankees favored to pick up the win on the road.
New York -130
Total: 7.5 runs
Max Scherzer and Gerrit Cole in the opener, that's a solid way to bring baseball back into the mix. The pandemic has halted sports across the globe for a handful of months, but baseball is finally back and ready to go.
The Nationals won the World Series last year, in case you forgot. Scherzer won 11 games for Washington and finished inside the Top 10 in ERA (2.92) and strikeouts (243) last season. He was under .500 for the season at home with a 4-5 mark, but struck out 130 over 94 innings of work.
The Yanks will had the ball to their shiny new signing with Cole. He led the league last year with 326 strikeouts and won 20 games for Houston. Last year, Cole finished the year with an 8-3 mark on the road covering 16 starts.
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