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Orioles Making Easy Work Of Nationals

The Baltimore Orioles have seemingly faced little opposition when they have taken on the Washington Nationals, as the O’s have taken the past six games between the two teams. Baltimore has outscored Washington 35-21 in that span, which includes averaging over seven runs per game in their current series.

Shark Bites
  • Max Scherzer has a 3.81 ERA in eight career starts against the Orioles.
  • The Orioles are 1-8 in Ubaldo Jimenez’ past nine starts.
  • The OVER is 8-2 in the Orioles' past 10 games in Washington.

Ubaldo Jimenez will get the start for the Orioles in place of Chris Tillman who was placed on the DL Tuesday. Jimenez has been one of the worst starting pitchers in baseball this season, as his 6.72 ERA in starts is the worst for any pitcher with more than 90 innings pitched.

For the first time this season, Max Scherzer is coming off back-to-back games in which he has allowed three earned runs or more. Scherzer has surrendered 13 hits and eight earned runs in just 10.1 innings of work over his past two outings.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Washington Nationals in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -235 at BetOnline for Thursday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8.5 at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 7.2-3.9 result in favor of the Nationals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Baltimore Orioles vs Washington Nationals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Nationals bring a 73-53 record to the battle against the 70-56 Orioles. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Baltimore injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Washington Nationals rated this week at No. 6 and the Baltimore Orioles sitting at No. 20.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Washington Nationals No. 6-ranked scoring average of 4.86 runs per game, against a Baltimore Orioles offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4.77 runs per game. The Nationals have averaged 8.72 hits per game to date this season, less than the Orioles hitters have managed (9.02 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Baltimore owns the No. 22-rated road mark, allowing 4.77 runs per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Orioles grabbed a win last time out, defeating T Roark and the Nationals 10-8 on Wednesday at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • Baltimore is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Baltimore is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games on the road
  • Washington is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games
  • Washington is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Baltimore at New York, Friday, August 26th
Washington home to Colorado, Friday, August 26th