Baltimore Orioles (6-7) at Washington Nationals (4-6)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 6:05 pm (Nationals Park)
Tom Eshelman vs. Austin Voth (0-1) (3.60)
The Line: Washington Nationals -190 / Baltimore Orioles +175 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals meet Saturday in MLB action at Nationals Park.
The Baltimore Orioles need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Orioles have 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Orioles have won four of their last five games when scoring more than one run. Hanser Alberto leads the Orioles with 19 hits and six RBI while Jose Iglesias and Renato Nunez have combined for 29 hits and 18 RBI. Tom Eshelman gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 2.70 ERA and one strikeout this season. This will be Eshelman’s first career game against the Nationals.
The Washington Nationals need a win after splitting their last six games. The Nationals have scored six runs in their last three games and three or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Nationals are 0-6 this season when scoring three or less runs. Starlin Castro leads the Nationals with 13 hits and one RBI while Asdrubal Cabrera and Adam Eaton have combined for 18 hits and nine RBI. Austin Voth gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 3.60 ERA and two strikeouts this season. This will be Voth’s second career game against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 20-47 in their last 67 Saturday games, 52-130 in their last 182 road games and 110-249 in their last 359 overall. The Nationals are 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games, 7-2 in their last 9 during game 2 of a series and 24-10 in their last 34 overall. The over is 5-1-1 in Orioles last 7 Saturday games. The under is 5-0 in Nationals last 5 home games. The Orioles are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Washington and 3-9 in the last 12 meetings.
I'm not backing the Washington Nationals in their current form, especially with massive juice, as they're showing signs of a World Series hangover and can't score runs. The problem is the Baltimore Orioles aren't a good team and have had issues for the most part scoring runs. The under is 4-1-1 in the Orioles' last six games and is 6-1 in the Nationals last seven games. Give me the under on a fairly high total.