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2021 MLB Handicapping
(17-26) Baltimore Orioles vs. Washington Nationals (17-23)
Date: Friday, May 21st, 2021
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
Projected Pitchers: Jorge Lopez vs. Stephen Strasburg
MLB Moneyline Odds: Orioles +180 | Nationals -210
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Orioles +1.5 , Nationals -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
The Baltimore Orioles are now officially in free fall and they will look to stop the bleeding this Friday, as they take on the Washington Nationals at National Park in D.C.
The Orioles are now 2-10 in their last 12 games and are riding a 3 game skid into this matchup and although the Nationals have a similar record, they will present a very tough challenge here for the Orioles.
The pitching or the batting have not been able to deliver and the starting rotation has been one of the worst in the major only delivering 10 quality starts so far and with Jorge Lopez heading to the mound that is unlikely to change.
Lopez enters this game with a 1-4 record and a 6.35 ERA and he comes off of a start where he was hit around by the Yankees and that meant that his night was done by the time the 2nd inning came around.
If their is one guy who deserves props on this team it is Trey Mancini who now has 10 home runs and 39 RBI, but far too much of the onus for this offense lay on the shoulders of both Mancini and Cedric Mullins.
I believe this Nationals team is actually pretty good, but a mix of poor play and injuries leave them at the bottom of the NL East, but they do get one of their stars of the IL here, as Stephen Strasburg returns to the mound.
Juan Soto has been a guy who is not batting poorly, but given the expectations we had for him his numbers are not amazing hitting .279 with only 4 home runs, as he also looks to get rolling again after coming off of an injury earlier in the year.
Trea Turner has been the main catalyst for this offense so far hitting well over .300 in terms of average to go along with a very impressive 10 homers which he has been able to turn into 23 RBI. Those numbers do show one of the main problems for this team however, and that is driving in runs, as they have been able to get on base plenty, but currently rank 28th in the league with only 152 total runs.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 5-0 in Orioles last 5 games as an underdog.
- Over is 19-6-1 in Orioles last 26 interleague games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Over is 11-4 in Orioles last 15 interleague games as an underdog.
- Over is 11-4 in Orioles last 15 vs. National League East.
- Over is 6-0 in Orioles last 6 on grass.
- Over is 5-2 in Nationals last 7 interleague games as a favorite.
- Over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
Free Baltimore Orioles vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction:
The total is set at 8 which I think is a bit too low, as we cannot assume Strasburg is going to go out their and throw a 110 pitch gem coming off the IL and I believe the Orioles can score enough off the bullpen to insure this one gets over the total.
I also think this Nationals batting lineup will get rolling in the near future, and this represents an awesome matchup against Jorge Lopez on their home diamond, so I expect plenty from their offense here on Friday.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over the total
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