Baltimore Orioles vs Washington Nationals Prediction MLB Picks 5/8/24

Washington Nationals (18-17) vs Baltimore Orioles (23-12)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 6:45 pm (Nationals Park)

Mitchell Parker (2-1) (2.53) vs Kyle Bradish (0-0) (1.93)

Betting Odds: Washington Nationals +145 / Baltimore Orioles -170 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Baltimore Orioles vs Washington Nationals prediction for this MLB game on Wednesday, May 8th at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. To formulate this prediction for game two in the series, we will examine:

  • The Orioles recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Nationals recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Baltimore
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Washington 
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Baltimore and Washington 
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Baltimore and Washington 

Baltimore is Looking to Bounce Back in Game Two 

The Baltimore Orioles are 23-12 this season and they have won four of their last five games. Baltimore lost game one in this series on Tuesday night and did not score a run in the game. Prior to this series, the Orioles swept the Reds in three games, won three out of four against the Yankees, and lost two out of three against Oakland. Baltimore has won six of their last eight games and they are currently tied for first in the AL East with the Yankees. 

The Baltimore pitching staff has a 3.31 ERA, a 1.10 WHIP, and a .219 opponent batting average. The Orioles offense has scored 180 runs with a .247 batting average and a .306 on base percentage. Gunnar Henderson is batting .266 with 10 home runs and 24 RBI’s for the Orioles this season. Baltimore has allowed two runs or fewer in seven of their last eight games. 

Washington is Competing in the NL East 

The Washington Nationals are 18-17 this year and they have won three of their last four games. Washington won game one of this series by a score of 3-0 on Tuesday night. Prior to this series, the Nationals won two out of three against Toronto, lost two out of three against Texas, and swept the Marlins in four games. Washington has played decently well this season and they are third in the NL East behind the Phillies and Braves

The Washington pitching staff has a 3.98 ERA, a 1.39 WHIP, and a .265 opponent batting average. The Nationals offense has scored 145 runs with a .232 batting average and a .313 on base percentage. CJ Abrams is batting .275 with seven home runs and 19 RBI’s for the Nationals this season. Washington has been inconsistent offensively, but they have scored at least three runs in eight of their last eleven games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Baltimore is Kyle Bradish, who is 0-0 with a 1.93 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP over 4.2 innings pitched this season. Bradish allowed one earned run and four hits over 4.2 innings against the Yankees in his first start of the season. The projected starting pitcher for Washington is Mitchell Parker, who is 2-1 with a 2.53 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP over 21.1 innings pitched this year. Parker has allowed two earned runs or fewer in three of his four starts so far this year. 

Washington Nationals Player Prop Facts

  • Joey Meneses has recorded at least one RBI in five of the Nationals' last six home games against AL opponents.
  • Joey Meneses has scored at least one run in each of the Nationals' last seven home games against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Eddie Rosario has recorded at least one hit in each of his last eight appearances against the Orioles.
  • Eddie Rosario has recorded at least one total base in each of his last eight appearances against the Orioles.
  • Joey Gallo has hit a home run in each of his last two appearances with his team as an underdog against AL East opponents.
  • Eddie Rosario has recorded at least one Single in each of his last five appearances with his team as an underdog against the Orioles.
  • Joey Meneses has recorded at least one Double in four of the Nationals' last five home games against AL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • Luis Garcia ranks 10th amongst qualified players for Batting Average (.330) this season.

Baltimore Orioles Player Prop Facts

  • Gunnar Henderson has hit a home run in two of the Orioles' last three games as road favorites.
  • Adley Rutschman has recorded at least one RBI in five of the Orioles' last six road games against NL opponents that held a winning record.
  • James McCann has scored a run in four of his last five appearances in night games.
  • Kyle Bradish has recorded six or more strikeouts in each of his last six road appearances.
  • Cedric Mullins has recorded at least one hit in each of his last seven appearances against NL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • Cedric Mullins has recorded at least one total base in each of his last seven appearances against NL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • Adley Rutschman has recorded at least one Single in each of the Orioles' last nine games as road favorites.
  • Kyle Bradish has recorded a win in five of his last six appearances in night games.
  • Ryan Mountcastle has recorded a Double in each of the Orioles' last three road games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Gunnar Henderson ranks T2nd in the league in Home Runs (10) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Washington Nationals rank 1st in the league for steals this season (61).
  • The Washington Nationals rank 1st in the league for home runs allowed this season (22).
  • The Baltimore Orioles rank 1st in the league for home runs this season (54).
  • The Baltimore Orioles rank T1st in the league for walks allowed this season (91).

Baltimore Orioles vs Washington Nationals Prediction

Washington has surprised me so far this season and I have been impressed with their pitching staff through 35 games. The Nationals are just 7-9 at home, but they will have Mitchell Parker on the mound, who has been outstanding through four starts. Baltimore is tied for first in the AL East and they are 11-5 on the road. The Orioles have one of the highest scoring offenses in the MLB, but they were shutout on Tuesday and face a very solid pitcher here. I like this pitching matchup and I think runs are going to be at a premium here. My Baltimore Orioles vs Washington Nationals prediction is for this game to go under the total. 

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

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