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Baltimore Orioles vs. Washington Nationals

May 7, 2024


One of the best teams in the MLB will travel to face a surprise .500 team in the National League when the Baltimore Orioles travel to face the Washington Nationals with the series taking place in Washington, District of Columbia and Game 1 of the series taking place at Nationals Park on Tuesday evening at 6:45 PM ET and airing on MAS2 and MASN.


Baltimore Orioles Team Preview

The Baltimore Orioles have been one of the hottest teams in baseball as they enter this game having won seven of their previous nine games and are on a four-game winning streak which includes a 3-0 series sweep on the road against the Cincinnati Reds with the Orioles having won by an average margin of 4.67 runs per game in the series. 


Baltimore has the best record in the American League and the 2nd best record in the MLB, only behind the Philadelphia Phillies, with a record of 23-11. 


Corbin Burnes has also had a strong start to the 2024 MLB season with the Baltimore Orioles with a record of 3-1 and an ERA of 2.61 while striking out 41 batters. The Orioles have won nine of the previous ten games against the Nationals including a 4-0 series sweep on the road against Washington last season. 


The Baltimore Orioles will look to extend their winning streak to five games and their winning streak in the series to eight games when they travel to face the Washington Nationals for Game 1 of the series.


Washington Nationals Team Preview

Not much was expected from the Washington Nationals this season and they aren't likely to be a playoff contender this season, however, they are doing better than projected entering the season as they had an over/under win total of 65.5 games and enter this game on pace to win 81 games. 


The Nationals are also coming off a 2-1 series win at home against the Toronto Blue Jays which was their 2nd series win in their last three series and have won seven of their previous ten games while having won by an average margin of 1.2 runs per game in those contests. 


The Nationals have struggled against the Orioles as they have lost nine of the previous ten games in the series including seven games in a row and have lost by an average margin of 2.2 runs per game over the last ten games in the series. 


The Washington Nationals will look to remain hot and end their seven-game losing streak in the series when they host the Baltimore Orioles for Game 1 of the series on Tuesday evening.


Odds and Series Trends

JustBet has the Baltimore Orioles listed as -200 moneyline favorites on the road against the Washington Nationals in Game 1 of the series on Tuesday evening. Baltimore has won nine of the previous ten including seven straight against Washington while having won by an average margin of 2.2 runs per game over the previous ten and 3.14 runs per game during their seven-game winning streak in the series.


Game Pick

Baltimore has dominated the series against Washington winning seven straight games in the series and has won by an average margin of 3.14 runs per game in those contests. Corbin Burnes has not factored into a decision in his two starts against the Nationals. I look for the Orioles to remain dominant in the series. Take the run line for the Baltimore Orioles at -1.5 when they travel to face the Washington Nationals for Game 1 of the series on Tuesday evening.

Spooky Express Pick: Baltimore Orioles Run Line -1.5 (-115)