Washington Nationals at Baltimore Orioles odds, picks and predictions

Skip Snow
Sportsbook Wire

The Washington Nationals (25-46) and Baltimore Orioles (30-39) cap off a 2-game regional rivalry set Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. ET at Camden Yards. Let's analyze Tipico Sportsbook's lines around the Nationals vs. Oriolesodds with MLB picks and predictions.

Season series: Washington leads 1-0 after a 3-0 win Tuesday.

The Nationals snapped an 8-game skid Sunday with a win over Philadelphia, and they've now won 2 in a row. After clocking a 6.13 ERA in their previous 33 games, the Nats have a 0.32 figure in their last 3 games.

The Orioles stumbled Tuesday after going 6-3 with a .745 OPS in their previous 9 games. With the loss Baltimore is now 8-7 in its last 15 games at home.

Nationals at Orioles projected starters

LHP Patrick Corbin vs. RHP Tyler Wells

Corbin (3-9, 6.59 ERA) has registered a 1.78 WHIP, 3.5 BB/9 and 7.4 K/9 through 69 2/3 IP in 14 starts.

  • Owns a Boeing 7.47 ERA and 4.2 BB/9 on the road.
  • Baltimore batters own an aggregate .872 OPS against him.

Wells (4-4, 3.62 ERA) is making his 14th start. He has a 1.07 WHIP, 1.8 BB/9 and 5.43K/9 in 59 2/3 IP.

  • Has been aided by a .242 batting average on balls in play.
  • Has faced tough offensive clubs and excelled in keeping hitters off balance. His 24.2% hard-hit rate ranks among the top-third of all starters.

Nationals at Orioles odds and lines

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  • Money line: Nationals +125 (bet $100 to win $125) | Orioles -155 (bet $155 to win $100)
  • Run line (RL): Nationals +1.5 (-160) | Orioles -1.5 (+130)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 9.5 (O: -102 | U: -122)

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Nationals at Orioles picks and predictions

Prediction

Nationals 5, Orioles 4

Money line

The Baltimore bullpen remains due for a correction after a hot start to this month. Both offenses perform better on the road: Advantage Nationals.

BACK WASHINGTON (+125). Consider holding back on a full unit. This price edging toward +130 would make for a more workable margin.

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Run line/Against the spread

Washington is the lean in principle, but I'd project the ML price to drift toward Baltimore, yielding a workable price there. AVOID.

Over/Under

Tuesday's contest was a slight lean on the Under, and with both bullpens still in good shape this one is in the same boat.

BACK THE UNDER 9.5 (-122).

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