Nationals vs Orioles Free MLB Tip, 8-22-2016
Starting Pitchers: WAS Stephen Strasburg (15-4, 3.59 ERA) vs BAL Dylan Bundy (6-4, 3.56 ERA)
When: 7:05 PM ET, Monday, August 22, 2016
Where: Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland
Lines: Washington -125 / Baltimore +115
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The Washington Nationals, winners of 6 of 9, head to Camden Yards to take on the Baltimore Orioles for the start of a 4 game series. Washington currently sits in 1st place of the NL East and Baltimore is 3rd place in the AL East.
The Washington Nationals offense has caught fire recently, and they’ve won 11 of their last 14 games when scoring more than three runs. Daniel Murphy leads Washington with 150 hits, Wilson Ramos has 67 RBI and Bryce Harper has 22 home runs.
Chicago may have the best team in baseball but the Nationals have now won 12 of 17 and continue to show they are not a team to overlook. A deep starting pitching staff and some of the best hitters in MLB, the Nats will be a force in the playoffs.
On the road Washington starters have an ERA of 3.45, while their pen has an ERA of 3.68. Stephen Strasburg gets the nod for the Nationals in this one and he has gone 15-4 with a 3.59 ERA in 23 starts this year, including 0-3 with a 14.66 ERA in his last three starts and 8-1 with a 3.00 ERA in 10 starts on the road.
The Baltimore Orioles could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Orioles have allowed 32 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in eight straight games.
Baltimore failed to make any big moves before the trade deadline to sure up their starting pitching staff. The Orioles need more depth to make a playoff push and with Toronto and Boston in the AL East, it will be an up hill battle to secure a Wild Card.
Offensively, Manny Machado leads Baltimore with 145 hits, Jonathan Schoop has 64 RBI and Mark Trumbo has 37 home runs. They have displayed offensive fire power throughout the season but without pitching the team will find it very difficult to win ball games.
The Orioles will send out Dylan Bundy, who has gone 6-4 with a 3.36 ERA in 29 games this year, including 4-3 with a 3.65 ERA in seven games as a starter and 2-1 with a 4.50 ERA in his last three starts. At home his is 2-2 with a 2.98 ERA overall, including 2-2 with a 3.27 ERA in four starts.
Washington Nationals Trends
- 6-2 in their last eight interleague road games vs. a team with a winning record
- 7-3 in their last 10 interleague games vs. a team with a winning record
- WAS are 11-5 in their last 16 interleague games
Baltimore Orioles Trends
- 1-4 in their last five vs. a team with a winning record
- 1-5 in their last six home games vs. a team with a winning record
- Baltimore is 9-3 L12 meetings head to head
Nationals vs Orioles FREE Betting Tip: Washington -125