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Baseball odds preview - Washington vs. Baltimore

Washington NationalsBaltimore Orioles
May 20, 7:05 PM | GrassCamden Yards

Washington Nationals vs Baltimore Orioles Odds

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Inter-league play resumes on Friday as the Orioles take on the Nationals at Camden Yards in a key battle on the odds menu.

Jake Arrieta gets the call for the Baltimore Orioles and he will try to build on a 5-1 mark. In the other dugout, Jason Marquis brings a 5-1 ledger to the game for the Nationals as he tries to quiet the Orioles bats.

View Washington vs Baltimore Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Orioles as -110 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Orioles sit at No. 13 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Nationals sit at a National League No. 12 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Baltimore's No. 9 ranked American League offense (4 runs per game) against a Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 4 in the National League at 4 runs allowed per game. The Orioles have been averaging 8.5 hits per game, more than the Nationals have managed so far this season (7.3 hits on average).

Defensively, Washington features the National League's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.6 runs per game. Baltimore, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the American League at home, scoring 3.6 runs per game.

Washington lost its last outing, a 1-0 result against the Mets on May 19. Bettors who backed the Mets at -126 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Nationals were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the New York staff and losing 1-0 to the Mets on Thursday at Citi Field.

Baltimore lost its last outing, a 13-2 result against the Yankees on May 19. Bettors who backed the Yankees at -168 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (15) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Baltimore was routed on Thursday at Camden Yards, having a 13-2 loss put on them by the New York Yankees in baseball betting action.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
Before playing Baltimore are 2-8
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Nationals at Orioles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Baltimore
Washington is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Washington is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Baltimore is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 6 games at home
Baltimore is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
Baltimore is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Washington at Baltimore, Saturday, May 21

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