Orioles vs. Nationals Wednesday Pick
After dropping the opener 2-0 on Tuesday, the Nationals will look to salvage a series split on Wednesday night when they host the Orioles again at 7:05 p.m. ET. With Max Scherzer on the hill for the Nats, is the under a safe play?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
7:05 p.m. ET, Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 73% of the betting tickets are on the Nationals to beat the Orioles on the moneyline.
Baltimore Orioles Fantasy Spin
Hanser Alberto (head/neck) singled twice and scored a run against the Nationals on Tuesday. Alberto exited Sunday's game after suffering a head contusion and a cervical neck strain as the result of a collision at second base, but he didn't miss any starts and showed no ill effects Tuesday. The infielder singled and scored the Orioles' first run in the first inning and later added a bunt single.
Washington Nationals Fantasy Spin
Trea Turner singled, tripled and stole a base Tuesday against the Orioles. The Nationals had just four hits and reached second base only four times all night, with Turner accounting for half of both of those totals. Turner now has a whopping 14 multi-hit games this month, raising his average from .283 to .302 in the process. He's also stolen a base in three straight contests.
MLB Betting Trends
The Orioles are just 20-79 in their last 99 road games when facing a right-handed starter and have lost four of Asher Wojciechowski’s last five starts.
The Nationals are 8-1 in Scherzer’s last nine starts but have dropped eight of his last 11 outings at home.
The under is a perfect 5-0 in the last five meetings between these two teams and is 4-1 in the last five meetings at Nationals Park. The under is also 4-1-1 in Scherzer’s last six starts versus the Orioles, is 4-11 in his last six outings overall and is 14-2-1 in his last 17 interleague starts. On the other side, the under is 4-1 in the Orioles’ last five games versus an opponent with a winning record and is 7-1 in their last eight games overall.
The Pick: Orioles/Nationals UNDER 9