Final Battle of Beltway Matchup Goes to Orioles Over Nationals

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Kevin Stott

Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:54 PM GMT

The Orioles have held the upper hand against Bryce Harper and the Nationals in this Beltway Interleague series, going 20-8 L28. On Thursday in D.C., with Dylan Bundy getting the baseball, backing the visitors seems the wisest approach.

Odds Overview

Baltimore Orioles at Washington Nationals (MASN, MASN2, DTV 640, DTV 641, 7:05 pm ET): RHP Dylan Bundy (5-1, 2.17 ERA) and the Orioles (22-10) face RHP AJ Cole (1-0, 1.50 ERA) and the Nationals (21-12) at Nationals Park in Washington, DC on Thursday in Game 4 on this Interleague Series. Sportsbooks have Baltimore -105 favorites (BetOnline) with the Total 8½ (BetOnline) and the Run Line market seeing the Orioles -1½ +130, Nationals +1½ -150 (Sportsbetting.ag). Baltimore won Games 1-2 on Monday-Tuesday, 6-4 and 5-4, increasing their Win Streak to 6 (33 RF-17 RA). However, the Nationals took Game 3 7-6 on Wednesday.

 

Baltimore Orioles

The Orioles (+2275 to win World Series, 5Dimes) headed into play Wednesday night owners of the best Record in MLB (22-10, .688) despite possessing just a +14 RD (143 RF-129 RA). In Game 2, Orioles Manager Buck Showalter had a lineup of: LF Smith, CF Jones, SS Machado, DH Trumbo, 1B Davis, 2B Schoop, 3B Hardy, RF Trumbo, C Joseph with Drew Miley starting.

Heading into Wednesday night, Baltimore (9/1 to win AL, Bovada) had W6 straight overall, on Grass and against Winning Teams with Birdland 4-0 L4 Thursdays, 16-5 L21 vs. NL East and 19-7 L26 vs. RHP. The 'Over' is 11-5-1 L17 Game 4’s for Baltimore.

 

Washington Nationals

The Nationals (10/1 to win World Series, Sportsbetting.ag) always seem to play well in April and May and 2017 is no exception with Bryce Harper and Washington holding the best Record in the NL and a +50 RD (202 RF-152 RA) and the only team in The Bigs to have eclipsed the 200-run mark heading into Game 3 vs. the O’s. In Game 3 Wednesday, Nationals Manager Dusty Baker’s Starting Lineup read: SS Turner, CF Taylor, RF Harper, 1B Zimmerman, 2B Murphy, 3B Rendon, LF Heisey, C Wieters with ace RHP Stephen Strasburg getting the pill.

Washington (3/1 to win NL, Bovada) is 7-2 L9 Interleague vs. RHP, 7-3 L10 Thursdays and 39-19 L58 Game 4’s but 1-8 L9 against the AL East heading into Thursday night’s Game 3. The 'Over' is 10-3-1 L14 Nationals games vs. RHP, 11-4-1 L15 overall while the 'Under' is 33-16-5 L54 vs. Starters with WHIPs under 1.15.

 

Washington, DC Weather & Series Trends

The TWC forecast for Washington, DC on Thursday night looks pretty nasty with an 80% Chance of Rain, ESE Winds of 5-10 with a Low of 51°. The O’s Bundy has been impressive this season with 7 Quality starts while the Nats’ Cole will be making his second Start after allowing 1 Run and 4 Walks in 6 IP vs. the Phillies. Adam Jones and Baltimore were 6-1 L7 in the District of Columbia in this series and a powerful 20-7 L27 overall (74.1%) heading into G3 thanks to one-run victories in Games 1 and 2 with the Over 8-2-1 L11 at Nationals Park.


Washington is 0-4 the L4 games umpired by Cory Blaser while the 'Under' is 13-3-3 L19 Blaser IL games and 26-10-1 his L37 overall -- somewhat neutralizing the overpowering series Trend here along with the Rainy forecast and Pitchers’ low ERAs. With the Yankees (21-10) breathing down its neck, Baltimore should continue its winning ways against its regional rival in a MLB Regular Season which has seen both off to nice starts.

Predicted Final Score: Orioles 6, Nationals 3Free MLB Pick: Orioles -105Best Line Offered: BetOnline

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