If you’re an MLB bettor that is looking for value this week, then look no further than at Tuesday night’s Beltway series matchup between the streaking Baltimore Orioles and similarly hot Washington Nationals.
Baltimore has won four straight and six of seven heading into Monday’ series opener while Washington won four of five and five of their last seven heading into Monday. Now, let’s find out which team is offering the value that you’re looking for!
In Depth Analysis On The Nationals At Orioles MLB Betting Odds & TV Info
When: Tuesday, May 9, 7:05 PM ET
Where: Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Live Stream: MLB.TV
Probable Pitchers: Washington – Max Scherzer – R (4-2, 2.65 ERA, 51K) / Baltimore – Ubaldo Jimenez – R (1-1, 6.58 ERA, 18K)
MLB Odds: Baltimore Orioles -1½ (+165)
Why Bet the Washington Nationals Odds
The Nats are in first place in the NL Eats and look like a good bet in this matchup because they’ve been scoring runs like crazy to start the season. The Washington Nationals are ranked a stellar first in scoring (6.2 rpg), first in team batting average (.285), first in OPS and second in home runs (50). Washington also leads all of baseball in quality starts (22) while ranking a respectable 15th in team ERA (4.16). Washington has scored four runs or more in four straight games despite falling to Philadelphia 6-5 on Sunday.
Why Bet the Baltimore Orioles Odds
The Orioles are looking good after taking their series finale against Boston on Thursday and following that up with a three-game sweep of the White Sox over the weekend. The O’s have scored at least four runs in each of their last four games while scoring six or more runs twice during the stretch.
Analysis and Expert Prediction
There are a trio of great reasons why I’m going to urge you to back the Baltimore Orioles in this matchup. First, the Orioles are only ranked 19th in scoring (4.4 rpg) and second, the O’s are just 6-8 at home this season. Last but not least, Baltimore starter Ubaldo Jimenez hasn’t been very good in allowing nine earned runs over his last two starts though he did toss three scoreless innings in relief against Boston on Wednesday. Till, Jimenez has been touched up for at least five earned runs in three of his five starts and that just doesn’t bode well against the Nats.
Washington’s Max Scherzer bounced back nicely from a poor outing in his previous start to limit Arizona to one earned run on just two hits while striking out 11 in Washington’s 4-2 win over the D-Backs on Thursday. The Nationals are 11-2 in their last 13 road games, 14-4 in their last 18 game against a right-handed starter and a robust 19-7 in Max Scherzer’s last 26 starts,
While Baltimore has gone 5-1 in Ubaldo Jimenez’s last six starts, 8-1 in the right-hander’s last 9 Interleague starts and 6-1 in their last seven meetings against the Nats, Baltimore is also just 2-5 in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a road winning percentage of greater than .600.Back the Washington Nationals to get the outright road win people!