We have reached the point in the baseball schedule when the games matter. With the final roster cuts being made, and the 26 best Washington Nationals heading north, Opening Day is upon us. Jacob deGrom and the new-look, New York Mets await the Nats as the 2021 baseball season kicks off.
BetMGM has set the total number of wins for the Nationals at 84.5. The writers of District on Deck are going to put their mouth where their money is and speculate whether the baseballers from DC exceed the win total, or fall short.
District on Deck staff members determine whether the 2021 Washington Nationals will go over or under 84.5 wins on the season.
Ever since the Lerner family offered Jayson Werth $126M over seven years expectations have been high. Ever since the Nationals ushered in their first division title in 2012, expectations have been high. The Nationals won 98 games during the 2012 season. They have won over 90 games four times since then. Only the 2015 Matt Williams debacle, and the 2018 Davey Martinez, let’s get over the camel hump (have to get to the hump before you get over it), seasons did the Nationals win less than 85 games.
The over/under in the pandemic shortened 2020 season for the Nationals was set at 33. Injuries played a huge part in the team not achieving this goal. Whatever the case, there are a lot of variables involved on whether a team meets expectations or not.