Baltimore Orioles vs Washington Nationals MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Orioles vs Washington Nationals Prediction 5/8/2024

The Baltimore Orioles (23-12) travel to face off against the Washington Nationals (18-17) on Wednesday, May 8th. This game will be played at Nationals Park in Washington and televised on MASN. The Nationals are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Orioles are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Nationals. First pitch is set for 6:45 ET.

Orioles vs Nationals

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Washington picked up a 3-0 win over the Orioles in the most recent game of this series. The Nationals had just two more hits than the Orioles and struck out eight times, but still picked up a convincing win. Heading into the game, they were at +184 on the money line.

This game featured a starting pitching matchup between Trevor Williams for the Nationals and Corbin Burnes for the Orioles. Williams only went five innings but didn’t give up a hit or a run. On the other side, Burnes went 6 1/3 innings and gave up three earned runs on five hits.

After scoring one run in the first inning, the Nationals didn’t score another run until putting up two in the 7th. As for the Orioles, they had their best scoring chance in the 6th, but could only muster one run. Heading into the game, the Nationals had the better offense, averaging 4.5 runs per game compared to 3.8 for the Orioles.

With an overall record of 23-12, the Orioles are tied with the Yankees for the AL East lead. So far, they have been dominant against other teams in the AL East, going 6-1 in divisional games. Baltimore has been good at home (12-7) this year, and they have been even better on the road, coming in with an 11-5 record.

So far, the Orioles have been really good as the underdog, going 7-1 this year. As for their record as the favorite, the Orioles are 16-11. Looking at their overall series record, the Orioles are 8-3 and have won two straight series. Their four-game road series winning streak came to an end in the first game of this series vs. the Nationals.

When the Orioles win, they win big, with an average run margin of 4.0 runs per game. That’s a big reason why they are 21-14 against the run line this season. They are 10-6 against the run line on the road, where their average run margin is 1.7 runs per game. As the favorite, they are 14-13 against the run line, while they are 7-1 as the underdog.

Today’s over/under line of 9 runs for the Orioles-Nationals game is slightly higher than the season average of 8.8 runs per game for Baltimore. The Orioles have played 17 games with over/under lines at 9 runs this season, going 3-5-1 in those contests. Overall, 68.6% of their games have had lower lines than 9 runs.

Kyle Bradish Gets The Start For The Orioles

Kyle Bradish will be making his second start of the season for the Orioles, and this time he is on the road against the Nationals. In his first start, he took a no-decision against the Yankees, going 4 2/3 innings and striking out 5.

Orioles Offense Breakdown

As a team, the Orioles are averaging 5.1 runs per game, which is 2nd in the league. They also lead the league in home runs and have the league’s top isolated power figure. Baltimore is batting .247 as a team and have the league’s 3rd best OPS at .747.

Adley Rutschman comes into the game with a five-game hitting streak and has gone 11/33 in his last eight games, including one home run. For the season, he is batting .322 with five homers and 22 RBIs. Gunnar Henderson and Jordan Westburg are also having strong seasons, as Henderson leads the team with 10 homers and Westburg is batting .287.

Washington is hosting the Orioles today with an overall record of 18-17, and they have won two straight games. Currently, they are seven games behind the Phillies in the NL East and are 3rd in the division. So far, they have been good against other NL East teams, putting up a record of 5-2.

At home, the Nationals are 7-9 this year and have gone 11-8 on the road. As the underdog, Washington is 16-16 compared to 2-1 when favored. The Nationals’ overall series record is 5-6, and they have gone 7-3 across their last ten games.

Washington has been a solid bet on the run line this season, going 22-13 overall. They have been especially profitable on the road, where they are 14-5 against the run line. Their average run margin is -0.2 runs per game, but they have been able to cover the run line in most of their wins, as their average run margin in victories is 3.1 runs per game.

The Washington Nationals have played in 34 games this season, and 25 of them have had over/under lines set at less than 9 runs. The over/under record for those games is 16-18, and the average over/under line for their games this season has been 9 runs. Today’s over/under line for their game against the Baltimore Orioles is set at 9 runs, and the combined run average for Nationals games this season is 8.5 runs per game.

Mitchell Parker Gets The Start For The Nationals

Washington’s Mitchell Parker is getting the start today against the Orioles. Parker has been solid in his first three starts of the season, going 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA. He is coming off a loss to the Rangers in his last outing, where he went 5 1/3 innings, giving up 3 earned runs.

Nationals Offense Breakdown

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Washington’s offense has been a little below average this season, averaging 4.1 runs per game, which is 18th in the league. They are also near the bottom of the league in home runs, batting average, and slugging percentage. However, they have been good at avoiding strikeouts and are 12th in the league in walks. Over their last 10 games, the Nationals are averaging 4.5 runs per game.

Luis Garcia Jr. has been swinging a hot bat for the Nationals, going 9/18 in his last six games with two homers. For the season, he is batting .330, which is the best mark on the team. CJ Abrams and Nick Senzel are the Nationals’ top power threats, with Abrams leading the team with seven homers and Senzel is 2nd with five homers.

Orioles vs Nationals Prediction

Our prediction for today’s Orioles vs. Nationals game is to take the Nationals on the money line at +144. We have the Nationals winning this one by a score of 6-5, giving us some nice value on the money line.

Looking at some of the starting pitcher’s projections, Kyle Bradish is projected to finish with five strikeouts, which ranks ninth among starters. As for the Nationals’ starter, Mitchell Parker, he is projected to finish with five strikeouts, which ranks 22nd.

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