May 29, 2013 at 2:22 PM #52225
Qbin Missile CrisisKeymaster
Venue/ Stadium: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland
Time/Date: 7:05 PM EST Wednesday, May 29, 2013
MLB Odds From: BetOnline
Moneyline: Nationals -110 / Orioles -110
Over/Under: 8 runs
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These 2 teams split the 2 game series in the Nation’s Capital and now this 2 game series shifts to Baltimore where the Orioles have lost 7 of their last 9 games. Washington is only 4-6 in their last 10 games and trail the Atlanta Braves by 4.5 games in the NL East. Baltimore is 5-5 in their last 10 games and they are 3.5 games back of the Boston Red Sox in the AL East.
In Washington in their last game the Nationals beat the Orioles 9-3.
On the season the Nationals have an Over/Under record of 28-21 and a run-line W/L record of 23-29 and the Orioles have an Over/Under record of 30-19 and a run-line W/L record of 27-25.
This season the Orioles are 11-12 at home and the Nationals are 12-14 on the road.
The Nationals have only won 1 game in their last 5 facing the Orioles in Baltimore.
The Nationals’ starter tonight Jordan Zimmermann (8-2, 1.71 ERA) looks to become the first 9 game winners in the Majors and in his last start he gave up 2 earned runs in 7 innings in a win over the Philadelphia Phillies.
For the Orioles Chris Tillman (4-2 3.68) is on the hill and in his last start he gave up 3 earned runs in 5 innings of work and got the win over the Toronto Blue Jays.
Zimmerman has given up 2 or fewer runs in nine of his 10 starts on the season and in 4 starts against the Orioles is 1-2 with a 2.70 ERA.
In his last 7 starts Tillman is 4-1 with a 2.62 ERA and he has only faced the Nationals once and that was a win in 2011.
The Orioles have a potent offense ranking 2nd in the Majors in both runs and team batting average.
The Nationals may need another start from Zimmerman, who is one of the early season Cy Young candidates, as their offense only ranks 26th in runs and 28th in both team batting average and on base percentage.
In some betting trends for this interleague match up the Nationals are 1-4 in their last 5 road games, 20-6 in Zimmermann’s last 26 starts, and they have an Over record of 5-0 in their last 5 games.
The Orioles are 2-7 in their last 9 home games, 5-2 in Tillman’s last 7 starts, and they have an Over record of 6-0-1 in their last 7 games.
The total has gone Under every time in the last 4 games between these 2 teams in Baltimore.
Jason’s Pick: Hard to go against Zimmerman, but have to do it in this game, as I think Tillman will have a good outing and the Orioles will win.
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