Orioles vs. Nationals - 7/11/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (46-38) at Baltimore Orioles (43-42)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 7:15 pm (Camden Yards)
J Zimmermann (7-5) (3.04) vs. M Gonzalez (7-5) (3.87)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -110 / Washington Nationals +100 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles play game two of their series Saturday night.
The Washington Nationals need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Nationals have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four straight games. The Nationals have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Yunel Escobar leads Washington with 93 hits and 27 RBI while Bryce Harper and Ian Desmond have combined for 84 RBI. The Washington Nationals have lost four of their last five road games. Jordan Zimmermann gets the nod, and he’s 7-5 with a 3.04 ERA and 77 strikeouts this season. Zimmermann is 1-3 with a 4.13 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
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The Baltimore Orioles need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Orioles have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four straight games. The Orioles have lost seven of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Manny Machado leads Baltimore with 100 hits and 48 RBI while Adam Jones and Jimmy Paredes have combined for 79 RBI. The Baltimore Orioles have split their last six home games. Miguel Gonzalez takes the hill, and he’s 7-5 with a 3.87 ERA and 67 strikeouts this season. This will be Gonzalez’s first career game against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 67-31 in Zimmermanns last 98 starts. The Orioles are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 23-7 in their last 30 interleague home games. The Nationals are 1-4 in Zimmermanns last 5 starts vs. Orioles.
Both teams in a bit of a funk here and are struggling to put runs on the board. The over is worth a look, but I like the value of Baltimore at home and the short line. I like the O's snap out of things a little quicker at home.