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Washington NationalsBaltimore Orioles
June 23, 7:15 PM | GrassCamden Yards

Washington Nationals vs Baltimore Orioles Odds

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

Edwin Jackson, with a record of 3-4 on the season, gets the ball for the Nationals, while the Orioles trot Wei-Yin Chen to the mound in this one. He is 7-2 so far in 2012.

View Washington vs Baltimore Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Orioles as -130 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Orioles, most recently No. 10 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Nationals, who rate a National League No. 4 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Baltimore's American League No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.3 runs per game, against a Nationals offense rated No. 12 and scoring 3.8 runs per game in the league. The Orioles have averaged 8.5 hits per game to date this season, more than the Nationals hitters have managed (8.1 per nine innings).

Baltimore owns the American League's No. 7 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Washington's National League No. 1-rated defense.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Orioles on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Orioles at -111 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Nationals were saddled with a loss last time out in Jordan Zimmermann's start, as they lost 2-1 against Baltimore on Friday at Camden Yards.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Nationals at Orioles trends to consider:
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
Washington is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 5 games
Baltimore is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Baltimore is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Washington
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington at Baltimore, Sunday, June 24