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Orioles open as moneyline underdog vs Nationals

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May 27, 1:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Baltimore Orioles vs Washington Nationals Odds

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

Gio Gonzalez gets the call for the Washington Nationals and he will try to build on a 3-2 mark. In the other dugout, Jason Hammel brings a 6-2 ledger to the game for the Orioles as he tries to quiet the Nationals bats.

View Baltimore vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those going with the Nationals in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -171 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 7 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Nationals - Orioles odds would favor the Orioles if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington is rated No. 12 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Baltimore is at No. 9 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Washington's National League No. 13-ranked scoring average of 3.5 runs per game, against a Orioles offense rated No. 3 and scoring 5.1 runs per game in the league. The Nationals have averaged 7.5 hits per game to date this season, less than the Orioles hitters have managed (9.6 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Washington has the National League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Orioles own the American League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

Baltimore lost its last outing, a 6-5 result against the Blue Jays on May 26. Bettors who backed the Blue Jays at -102 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Baltimore looks to rebound from a loss to the Blue Jays, who beat them 6-5 on Sunday behind a start from Chad Jenkins at Rogers Centre.

In their last action, Washington was a 6-1 winner at home against the Phillies. Bettors on Washington at -156 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Washington looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Phillies, a 6-1 final on Sunday in support of Stephen Strasburg at Nationals Park.

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Orioles at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Baltimore's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games
Baltimore is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Washington
Baltimore is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games at home
Washington is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing at home against Baltimore

Next up:
Baltimore at Washington, Tuesday, May 28