The Nationals and Orioles will meet up today to open up what could be the best series of the week. Washington has all but clinched the NL East and the O’s are in a tight race with the Red Sox and Blue Jays in the AL East. Baltimore is on a three-game skid and can’t afford to lose any more ground in their competitive division.
- The Nationals are 1-7 SU in their last eight games as favorites against the Orioles.
- The Orioles are 1-6 SU in their last seven games at home.
- The Nationals are 11-2 in their last 13 games on the road with Stephen Strasburg as the starting pitcher.
Stephen Strasburg and Dylan Bundy will do battle tonight and will both be looking to rebound from rough starts. Bundy has been pretty decent since moving into the rotation and has earned a 4-3 record since being named a starter.
If you missed his last start against the Rockies, you may do a double-take when you look at Strasburg’s game line. He gave up nine runs and lasted just 1.2 innings after allowing 7 runs in the very first inning. The former Cy Young favorite has been blown up in three straight starts and has seen his ERA climb from 2.51 to 3.59 over his last six games.
The Orioles are still one of the best home teams in the league (40-22) despite dropping three of four to the Astros in their last series at Camden Yards and will be good underdog bet tonight.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Baltimore sat as 108 underdogs earlier in the day at Bodog. The over/under total was set at 8.5, according to MyBookie.
Odds – Shark
computer prediction formulas pick a 7.2-3.2 win for the Nationals on Monday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Washington Nationals vs Baltimore Orioles Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Baltimore Orioles bring a 67-56 record to the battle against the 73-50 Nationals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Baltimore vs Washington injuries news.
The Baltimore Orioles sit at No. 20 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds – Shark
, while the Washington Nationals sit at No. 6 on the same chart.
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Baltimore Orioles No. 9-ranked scoring average of 4.71 runs per game, against a Washington Nationals offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.88 runs per game. The Orioles have averaged 8.99 hits per game to date this season, more than the Nationals hitters have managed (8.69 per nine innings).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Baltimore has the No. 18-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the No. 2 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Nationals got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Atlanta on Sunday; it was a 7-6 final at Turner Field in MLB wagering action.
The Orioles were saddled with a loss last time out in Y Gallardo’s start, as they lost 5-3 against Houston on Sunday at Camden Yards.
- Washington is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
- Washington is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington’s last 5 games
- Washington is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
- Baltimore is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
- Baltimore is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore’s last 5 games
- Baltimore is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Washington at Baltimore, Tuesday, August 23rd