Baltimore Orioles vs. Washington Nationals - 7/17/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Washington Nationals at Baltimore Orioles

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 6:05 PM (Camden Yards)

Washington Nationals -168 / Baltimore Orioles +153 -- O/U: 11 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Washington Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles meet in the finale of a mini two game interleague set in MLB action from Camden Yards on Wednesday.

The Washington Nationals will look to finish off the sweep after taking down the O’s in game one on Tuesday by a final score of 8-1. Anthony Rendon, Juan Soto and Matt Adams each had two hits and two RBIs with Rendon hitting a pair of doubles while Adams and Soto each hit a home run. Victor Robles added an RBI of his own while Trea Turner chipped in a double. Adam Eaton and Brian Dozier each went 2 for 4 at the dish to cap off Washington’s offense as a team in the winning effort. Austin Voth got the win to improve to 1-0 after allowing just one run on four hits while striking out four over six innings of work. Erick Fedde will start game two and is 1-1 with a 3.79 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. This will be Fedde’s first career start against Baltimore.

The Baltimore Orioles will look to bounce back after dropping game one on Tuesday. Hanser Alberto went 2 for 4 with a solo home run as the lone RBI for the Orioles in the defeat. Renato Nunez and Trey Mancini each added a base hit with Mancini’s knock turning into a double as the Orioles mustered up just four hits as a team in the loss. Asher Wojciechowski took the loss, falling to 0-2 on the year after allowing three runs on six hits while striking out seven over 5.1 innings of work. Aaron Brooks will start game two and is 2-3 with a 4.75 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. This will be Brooks’ first career start against Washington.

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Washington is 8-2 in their last 10 road games and 22-8 in their last 30 games overall while the under is 29-12 in their last 41 interleague games. Baltimore is 3-16 in their last 19 interleague games against a team with a winning record and 15-44 in their last 59 games overall while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 Wednesday games. Washington is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings between these two teams.

Fedde hasn’t taken the mound for the Nationals, so you have to wonder if there’s going to be some rust and on top of that Fedde was up and down even when he was a healthy part of Washington’s rotation. However, the Nationals are still a far better option at the betting window than the Orioles are, as Baltimore just keeps piling on the losses and it doesn’t look like it’s going to get better anytime soon. Washington needs to capitalize on games like these if they’re going to make a legitimate playoff push in the second half, and I think we see the Nats complete the sweep of Baltimore with a win on Wednesday.

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Chris’s Pick Washington Nationals -168

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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