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The defending champion Nationals 60-game projected win total set at 32.5

by Mike Spector | Nationals Correspondent |
Fri, Jun 26th 7:45pm EDT

The Washington Nationals will have to navigate a shortened 60-game regular season in order to earn a playoff berth and defend their World Series title. Caesars has set their projected win total at 32.5 games. (Caesars Sportsbook)

Betting Impact:

PointsBet is higher on the defending champions, listing their projected win total at 33.5 games. The Nationals are one of four NL East teams with a projected win total of 30+ games. Last year, Washington was able to overcome a 19-31 start to earn an eventual playoff berth. They can ill afford a start like that in MLB’s new format this year if they hope to defend their championship. The Nationals had a key departure in the middle of the lineup in Anthony Rendon, so players like Juan Soto will look to fill the void offensively.

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