Baltimore Orioles at Washington Nationals Betting Preview

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The Baltimore Orioles will take on the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will be televising this interleague showdown and the first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET.

Baltimore Orioles at Washington Nationals Odds

Washington (-215) is hosting this game as the favorite over Baltimore (+195) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this night game at 8.5 runs. The odds for betting on the games total sit at -120 for the under and +100 for the over. The games runline odds stand at -110 for betting the Orioles +1.5 runs and -110 for the Nationals -1.5.

The Orioles have gone only 20-51 SU this year and are 25-45 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 30.1 units for moneyline bettors and 25.1 units ATS. Baltimore is – ATS over its last seven games and The Nationals, on the other hand, are 39-32 SU and 35-35 ATS. They’ve lost 6.5 units for moneyline bettors and 1.7 units ATS. Washington has a – ATS mark over its last seven games and the Washington games have a 27-41-2 over/under record thus far in 2018. The Orioles have also been a good under bet with a total record of 28-40-2.

The right-handed Andrew Cashner is the projected starter for the visiting Orioles. Cashner (2-8, 4.98 ERA) has racked up 62 punchouts in 72.1 innings so far. He has yet to face the Nationals this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (1-0, 1.29 ERA and four strikeouts across seven innings).

The Nationals are preparing to start lefty Gio Gonzalez (6-3, 3.01 ERA), who’s got 78 punchouts and 34 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.35. Gonzalez is 1-0 with three strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA in one start against Baltimore this year.

As a unit, Washington’s pitching staff has allowed 3.6 runs per game overall this season. The clubs starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.30, a WHIP of 1.11 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.8. The bullpen has a 3.68 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 9.0 K/9.

The Washington hitters are putting up 4.3 runs per contest, including 3.9 per game over its last 10 games and 4.4 per game over their last five. The team has hit .273/.339/.349 over its last five contests and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.

The Nationals offense has been led by shortstop Trea Turner and third baseman Anthony Rendon. Turner is slashing .267/.349/.407 with eight home runs, 26 RBIs, 39 runs and 20 steals, and Rendon’s line sits at .277/.351/.462 with six homers, 27 RBIs and 26 runs scored.

For the visiting squad, Baltimore’s pitching staff allowed 5.2 runs per game and its starters own a 5.38 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 7.84 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.25, along with a K/9 of 8.15.

Orioles hitters have slashed .228/.296/.377 on their way to 3.6 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.3 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 4.4 per game over the teams last five outings (1-4 SU).

Baltimore’s hitters have been led by shortstop Manny Machado and right fielder Adam Jones, who’ve collectively swatted 28 home runs. Machado is slashing .305/.373/.559 with 18 home runs, 53 RBIs and 33 runs scored, while Jones is hitting .293/.318/.456 with 10 homers, 31 RBIs and 28 runs scored.

Baltimore Orioles vs. Washington Nationals Free MLB Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Nationals, ATS Winner – Orioles, O/U – UNDER

Betting Notes

  • Baltimore has tallied 15 extra-base hits over its last five games. Washington has 11 XBH over its last five.
  • Baltimore has posted 18.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 20.0 over its last five.
  • The Orioles have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games, including six over their last five.