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Orioles visit Washington Nationals in MLB clash

Baltimore OriolesWashington Nationals
May 20, 1:35 PM | GrassNationals Park

Baltimore Orioles vs Washington Nationals Odds

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

Wei-Yin Chen, with a record of 4-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Orioles, while the Nationals trot Stephen Strasburg to the mound in this one. He is 3-1 so far in 2012.

View Baltimore vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Nationals as -165 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 6.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 5-rated Orioles taking on the National League's No. 4-rated Nationals in this contest.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Orioles rank No. 6 in the American League at 8.8 hits per game. That compares with Washington’s No. 10 ranking in that category.

Baltimore brings the American League's No. 8-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Nationals' league No. 2-ranked defense.

The Orioles were a 6-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Baltimore at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. The Orioles grabbed a win last time out, defeating Ross Detwiler and the Nationals 6-5 on Saturday at Nationals Park.

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Washington are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 9-1
After playing Baltimore are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

A few Orioles at Nationals trends to consider:
Baltimore is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Baltimore is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games
Baltimore is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games
Washington is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games at home
Washington is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Baltimore

Next up:
Baltimore home to Boston, Monday, May 21
Washington at Philadelphia, Monday, May 21