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Baltimore Orioles vs Washington Nationals Betting Preview

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May 22, 1:35 PM | GrassCamden Yards

Washington Nationals vs Baltimore Orioles Odds

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Washington travels to Baltimore for inter-league play on Sunday, hoping to secure a victory over the Orioles.

The Orioles will rely on Chris Tillman to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jordan Zimmermann will be his counterpart for the Nationals. Chris Tillman is 2-3 this season, and Jordan Zimmermann is 2-4.

View Washington vs Baltimore Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Orioles in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -115 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Orioles at No. 13 in the American League and the Nationals at No. 12 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Baltimore's No. 9 ranked American League offense (4.1 runs per game) against a Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 7 in the National League at 4.1 runs allowed per game. The Orioles have been averaging 8.7 hits per game, more than the Nationals have managed so far this season (7.5 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Baltimore has the American League's No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the National League's No. 7 mark in runs allowed.

Washington was an 8-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Orioles. They lost as +127 underdogs, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors. The Nationals endured an 8-3 loss at the hands of the Orioles on Saturday, with John Lannan throwing 6 innings of 9-hit ball at Camden Yards.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After playing Baltimore are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 1-9
Before playing Kansas City are 3-7
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Nationals at Orioles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games on the road
Washington is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games when playing Washington
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington at Milwaukee, Monday, May 23
Baltimore home to Kansas City, Tuesday, May 24

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