Nationals vs. Blue Jays prediction and odds for Wednesday, Aug. 29 (It's do or die for Toronto)

Aug 29, 2023; Toronto, Ontario, CAN;  Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen (9) hits a pop foul
Aug 29, 2023; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen (9) hits a pop foul / Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

It's now or never for the Toronto Blue Jays. If they want any hope of making the playoffs, they can't afford to lose a series to the Washington Nationals and that's exactly what they're in danger of doing after dropping Tuesday's matchup against them.

The series will wrap up on Wednesday afternoon. Can they get it done?

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Now, let's dive into the odds for today's pivotal matchup.

Nationals vs. Blue Jays odds, run line, and total

Nationals vs. Blue Jays prediction and pick

If they don't win this game, their season is over. I'm calling it now. Not only that, they better win this game by a significant margin with Patrick Corbin on the mound for the Nationals.

Corbin has a 4.70 ERA on the season and now he has to face a Jays team whose biggest offensive strength lately has been facing lefties. Since the All-Star Break, Toronto ranks second in the Majors in OPS against left-handed pitchers with a mark of .875.

Even if Corbin manages to survive his start, the Nationals will eventually have to turn to their bullpen that has a 5.66 ERA since the break. By comparison, the Jays have a bullpen ERA of 3.16 over that same time frame.

Chris Bassitt gets the start for Toronto now, and he has been significantly better at home this season with a 3.07 ERA compared to a 5.02 ERA on the road.

Jays win big tonight. Book it.

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