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MLB Game Preview - Nationals underdogs vs Orioles at Baltimore

Washington NationalsBaltimore Orioles
May 30, 7:05 PM | GrassCamden Yards

Washington Nationals vs Baltimore Orioles Odds

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Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Thursday as the Nationals of Washington swing away against the Orioles of Baltimore.

Dan Haren gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Nationals on this day; he's 4-5 on the season. The Orioles, meanwhile, will counter with Freddy Garcia, who will be looking to improve on his 1-2 mark.

View Washington vs Baltimore Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Washington before the first pitch in this match found them as +-117-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 9 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Orioles, most recently No. 9 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Nationals, who rate a National League No. 12 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Baltimore's No. 2 ranked American League offense (5.1 runs per game) against a Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 6 in the National League at 4 runs allowed per game. The Orioles have been averaging 9.7 hits per game, more than the Nationals have managed so far this season (7.6 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the National League's No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.7 runs per game on the highway. Baltimore, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 9-6 loser as they battled the Orioles on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Orioles at -117 were rewarded, while the 15 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Washington looks to rebound from a loss to the Orioles, who beat them 9-6 on Wednesday behind a start from Chris Tillman at Camden Yards.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Nationals at Orioles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
Washington is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Baltimore
Washington is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 5 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 5 games when playing at home against Washington
Baltimore is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington at Atlanta, Friday, May 31
Baltimore home to Detroit, Friday, May 31

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