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2021 MLB Handicapping
(17-26) Baltimore Orioles vs. Washington Nationals (17-23)
Date: Saturday, May 22nd, 2021
Time: 4:05 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
Projected Pitchers: Bruce Zimmerman vs. Jon Lester
MLB Moneyline Odds: Orioles +140 | Nationals -160
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Orioles +1.5 , Nationals -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9.5
The Washington Nationals get a perfect opportunity this Friday to get back to winning ways, as they get the Baltimore Orioles at home in the midst of a big losing streak for the Orioles.
To say the Baltimore Orioles are struggling would be putting it lightly and it would almost feel different if they had started the season this way, as this is kind of what we expected from them, but you did get the feeling during their hot start that they just might be able to keep their record respectable.
The cracks in this roster certainly are showing now though, and you wonder just how bad things could get for this Orioles when you consider just how competitive and frankly stacked the AL East is this year.
The Orioles do have a budding superstar in Trey Mancini though, who was battling illness last year and now is leading the entire league with RBI with 39 which is an incredible story and makes it really tough not to cheer for the guy even if you are a fan of one of the rival teams in the AL East.
Bruce Zimmerman will get the start here, and he certainly did earn it, as he came in as a reliever against the Yankees last time out shutting down New York for over 5 innings and allowing his team to climb back into that contest and eventually pick up the win.
It has been up and down stuff in recent times for the Nationals, as they look to bounce back off of some early season injuries and get going in the right direction and given the gap in skill between these two teams it is hard not to see the Nationals picking up this series win even with the issues they have had.
Getting on base for the Nats has not been much of an issue so far in 2021, it has been actually getting them across home plate which is the issue, as they only have scored 154 runs so far which has them in 27th place out of all MLB clubs.
Jon Lester will be getting the start here against the Orioles and it is tough to know what we will get from him, as he has been up and down in terms of form for awhile now, and is not exactly coming off a great start last time out in his return to Wrigley Field.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 6-0 in Orioles last 6 games as an underdog.
- Over is 3-0-1 in Orioles last 4 Saturday games.
- Over is 4-0 in Orioles last 4 during game 2 of a series.
- Over is 7-0 in Orioles last 7 on grass.
- Over is 4-1 in Orioles last 5 interleague road games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Over is 11-4 in Orioles last 15 interleague games as an underdog.
- Over is 6-1-1 in Nationals last 8 interleague games vs. a left-handed starter.
Free Baltimore Orioles vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction:
This seems like a decent enough spot to take a shot with the over, as the Orioles have proven to have a few good hitters who should be able to hit against Jon Lester just fine, and on the other side of things the Nationals should be in a decent spot against a guy who was in the minor leagues not too long ago.
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