Orioles vs Nationals Game Preview: Orioles Must Win Consistently

Orioles Fighting to Keep Head Above Water

Orioles vs Nationals Game Preview: O’s struggle to find their offense as Wild Card hopes start to slip away as the MLB schedule serves up a difficult road ahead. National’s betting odds still make them a significant home dog.

Before diving deeper into our Orioles vs Nationals game preview, let’s look at some relevant trends that might help us beat the number, tonight.

Baltimore has won five of their last six meetings and still maintains an incredible 13-4 record against left-handed pitching. After another poor season at Nationals Park, the Nats are just 28-68 at home and 16-49 at home against teams with a winning record. The under is on a 10-4 run when Washington plays interleague games.

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Offense Letting Orioles Down at the Wrong Time

We open up our Orioles vs Nationals game preview by pointing out that there should be some pause before wagering on Baltimore until you know Brandon Hyde’s team is out of their funk that has contributed to their 3-6 record over their last nine games.

In that span, the O’s have scored 28 runs, or just over three a game. Even worse when you consider that includes a 9-run outburst against the Toronto Blue Jays eight days ago. If you take that out, Baltimore has managed just 19 runs in their last eight games, or 2.38 runs per outing.

That should give bettors some concern but early action shows that the market is all over Baltimore. Tyler Wells will be making just his second start since last July for Baltimore as the Orange Birds try to break their own four-game losing streak when the former Cal Bear gets the ball.

The Nationals Hope to Break Another Losing Streak

Washington has lost four straight games and will look to break that streak, their seventh of four or more losses this season. What are the current Washington Nationals betting odds?

They would have more long-losing streaks, but when Dave Martinez’s team goes on a bad streak they’re usually there for a while. Their longest win streak has touched just three games, not good enough to overcome losing eight twice, nine, and six twice. Veteran player Patrick Corbin toes the rubber for Washington.

Corbin is a small 2-1 run, with all three being quality starts. It’s simple for Corbin, cut down on the walks and he’ll get you deep into games. He’s faced Baltimore once this season, giving up three runs in four innings back in June Over his career, the two-time all-star is 1-4 with a 5.50 era in seven starts against the geographic rival.

Public Heavy on Baltimore, Over

The send-out number on this one saw Baltimore as a modest -140 road favorite, once the betting public was unleashed we saw the orioles balloon up to over -150 at some sports books. The MLB schedule will be tight the rest of the way, be sure to check out the numbers right here.

95% of the money is coming in on The Birds, behind 87% of the total consensus tickets. We also see a high percentage of wagers on the Nationals run-line (-1.5, +118). Power outage or not, bettors don’t want any part of the Nationals.

There are a lot of things to be worried about when putting your cash behind either team. The Oreos (+1084) have produced more profit than any team in baseball this year and the second most behind the Seattle Mariners (+1154 units) on the road, but it’s not that simple.

If you bet Baltimore on the road every day that would be one thing but when we are staring at a single game, it’s more important to know that they’re just 33-37 on the road.

To conclude our Orioles vs Nationals Game preview, our recommendation is to take a shot with the Nationals and Corbin. The world is on Baltimore as we can get +130, a number that is sure to rise as the day progresses.

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