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Washington Nationals vs Baltimore Orioles in MLB odds

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May 18, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Baltimore Orioles vs Washington Nationals Odds

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Inter-league play resumes on Friday as the Nationals take on the Orioles at Nationals Park in a key battle on the odds menu.

Edwin Jackson gets the call for the Washington Nationals and he will try to build on a 1-1 mark. In the other dugout, Jake Arrieta brings a 2-4 ledger to the game for the Orioles as he tries to quiet the Nationals bats.

View Baltimore vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Nationals in this one will find them as -120 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 7.5 at its open earlier today.

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:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Washington has the National League's No. 14-rated offensive output, at 8.2 hits per game. The Orioles average 8.8 hits per game, good for No. 5 on the American League list.

Defensively, Baltimore features the American League's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.9 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the National League at home, scoring 3.7 runs per game.

Baltimore was a 5-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Royals. They won as +112 underdogs, while the total score of 8 made winners of UNDER bettors. Baltimore rolled to a 5-3 win against Kansas City on Thursday, as Brian Matusz and the Orioles' bats led the team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

The Nationals were a 5-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +133 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors. Washington looks to rebound from a loss to the Pirates, who beat them 5-3 on Thursday behind a start from James McDonald at Nationals Park.

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 0-10
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Orioles at Nationals trends to consider:
Baltimore is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Baltimore is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games at home
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Baltimore
Washington is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games at home

Next up:
Baltimore at Washington, Saturday, May 19