Free MLB Pick: Nationals vs Orioles Odds
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(73-50) Houston Astros vs. Baltimore Orioles (67-55)
Date: Monday, August 22, 2016
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD
Projected Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg vs. Dylan Bundy
MLB Moneyline Odds: Washington -133
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 9.0
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Stephen Strasburg will take the mound trying to rebound from his worst career outing as the Orioles try to get things rolling again as they have dropped five of six to AL Playoff contenders.
The Nationals’ ace finding his form again will be no easy task against the MLB-leading home run hitting team.
Strasburg has given up 19 runs in his last three starts after giving up just 18 runs in his previous 10 starts combined. Needless to say, something is up with Strasburg and figuring it out against the Orioles will not be easy.
The Orioles lead the MLB with 190 home runs and with this game in an AL park and therefore a DH, Strasburg likely will face a lineup with 9 hitters that are all serious threats to take him deep.
However, despite his struggles in August he has only given up two home runs.
Keeping the Orioles in the ballpark is no easy task but Strasburg’s ability to limit home runs could be favorable for him in this matchup with the Orioles.
The Nats lineup have scored six or more runs in five straight games and have knocked the opposing starting pitcher out before they have finished the 6th inning in eight of the last ten games.
Baltimore’s 40-22 home record is the third best in the majors and is a huge reason they are in the fight for a playoff spot.
Dylan Bundy will start for the Orioles and brings a 3.13 August ERA into the game. Bundy gave up just three runs in his first three starts of August but gave up five in his last start out against the Red Sox.
The Nats will put out a lineup more similar to Boston than to the Giants, White Sox, or Rangers – the three lineups Bundy blanked prior to Boston.
Strasburg has struggled recently for the Nats but still is an ace quality pitcher so you have to expect he will find his groove again.
The Orioles will need to put some runs on the board though as Bundy will likely struggle to keep the Nationals balanced lineup in check.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- WAS is 11-4 in their last 15 games on Monday
- WAS is 11-5 in their last 16 interleague games
- Under is 23-9 in BAL’s last 32 games on grass
- WAS is 7-3 in their last 10 road games
- The Over is 2-5 in games that Bundy starts this season
- WAS is 18-5 in games that Strasburg starts this season
Free Washington Nationals vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Prediction:
I’d much rather bet on Strasburg finding his form after his only three bad starts of the season than Bundy controlling the Nationals lineup. Even if Strasburg does find his form, the Orioles could take him deep once or twice.
The Nats should continue their hot hitting and this game should go over in a Nats win.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Washington -133 and Over 9
These are two of the more fear inducing lineups in the MLB right now.
Any pitcher would have a tough time keeping either of them off the scoreboard. This game should see a bunch of runs with Strasburg containing the O’s bats better than Bundy.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Nationals 8-4
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