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Toronto Blue Jays at Washington Nationals 8/18/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Washington Nationals vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date & Time: 8/18/2021, 8:05 PM UTC
Location: Nationals Park,
Address: Washington, D.C.
Latest Odds: TOR -170 ; O/U 9
TV Channel: MASN

On Wednesday, the Toronto Blue Jays concluded a two-game interleague series on the road against the Washington Nationals. Toronto is 63-54 following an 8-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. Toronto hit four home runs in the victory to avoid a three-game sweep at the hands of the Mariners. The Blue Jays are fourth in the American League East eight games behind the first-place Tampa Bay Rays.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr is batting .314 to lead Toronto and the designated hitter has team highs in home runs with 35, RBIs with 88, hits with 134 and on-base percentage at .409. As a team, Toronto has hit 178 home runs in 117 games. On Wednesday, Toronto will send Jose Berrios to the mound. The right-hander is 8-6 with an ERA of 3.52, 142 Ks and 37 BBs.

Washington is 50-68 following a 6-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. The Nationals have lost seven straight and were swept by Atlanta in their three-game series over the weekend after being swept by the New York Mets in a three-game series. Washington is last in the National League East 12 ½ games behind the first place Atlanta Braves.

Juan Soto is batting .302 to lead Washington and the left fielder has team highs in home runs with 19, RBIs with 63, hits with 108 and on-base percentage at .437. As a team, Washington has hit 131 home runs in 118 games. On Wednesday, Washington will send Josiah Gray to the mound. The right-hander is 0-1 with an ERA of 4.13, 31 Ks and 9 BBs.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

  • Toronto is 13-3 in its last 16 interleague games
  • The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Blue Jays last 5
  • Washington is 8-25 in its last 33
  • The OVER has cashed in 7 of the Nationals last 9 as the home underdog
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Free MLB Pick: Toronto Blue Jays -170

Washington is struggling as the Nationals have lost each of the last seven and are mired in last place in the National League East. The Nationals traded away three of their best players at the trade deadline and have lost 25 of the last 33 overall. In contrast, Toronto has won 13 of its last 16 interleague matchups, 8 of the last 11 head-to-head against Washington and each of the last four played at Nationals Stadium. Final Score Prediction, Toronto Blue Jays win 7-2.

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