Orioles vs. Nationals Wednesday Pick

Baltimore Orioles vs. Washington Nationals, 6/20/2018 Prediction & Odds

The first game of the series between the Orioles and Nationals went to Washington on Tuesday night. Will the Nationals make it back-to-back wins against the Orioles and back-to-back wins for bettors on the runline?

Game Snapshot & Odds

977 Baltimore Orioles (+175) at 978 Washington Nationals (-200); 9 runs

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

7:05 p.m. ET, Nationals Park

TV: BAL (MSN2); WSH (MASN)

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Public Betting Trends

Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Nationals as a -200 favorite. As of this writing, 73% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Nationals to beat the Orioles on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.

Orioles' Cashner back on track to return Wednesday vs. Nationals

Andrew Cashner (back) expects to rejoin the Orioles' rotation Wednesday versus the Nationals after getting through a bullpen session Sunday with no issues. Cashner has been out of commission for a couple weeks with a lower back injury. He'll return to a 4.98 ERA and can be avoided for fantasy purposes.

Nationals' Gonzalez takes loss vs. Blue Jays in last start

Gio Gonzalez took the loss Friday after giving up five runs over six-plus innings against the Blue Jays. Gonzalez held the Blue Jays to three runs through six innings before giving up a single to Devon Travis and a ground rule double to Teoscar Hernandez (when Adam Eaton lost the ball in the lights) to begin the seventh. Justin Miller replaced him from there and gave up a sacrifice fly to Justin Smoak before Yangervis Solarte connected for a two-run homer. Gonzalez fanned three and walked a pair in the loss. He’ll start against the Orioles at home next week.

MLB Betting Trends

Baltimore

The Orioles are 0-6 in their last six games against the Nationals and are 0-4 in their last four games played in D.C.

Washington

The Nationals have dropped five of Gonzalez's last six starts versus the Orioles.

Prediction:

The Nationals have been a strong bet when Gonzalez starts. They're 5-0 in his last six home starts, are 5-1 in his last six outings overall, and are 23-7 in his last 30 starts on Wednesday (for whatever reason). It's been the opposite for the Orioles and Cashner. They're 2-9 in his last 11 starts, are 1-4 in his last five road outings and are winless in his last five starts when he's coming off a quality start in his last appearance.

 

The Pick: Washington Nationals -1.5

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