Orioles vs. Nationals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Tuesday, April 18, 2023

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Orioles vs. Nationals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, April 18, 2023

MLB Predictions

Following a four-hit effort in a win over the Guardians, Jeimer Candelario leads the Washington Nationals (5-11) into action as +123 underdogs against the Baltimore Orioles (9-7). First pitch from Nationals Park at 7:05 PM ET on Tuesday, live on MASN.

Dean Kremer starts for Baltimore while Josiah Gray is Washington’s starter for the contest.

Orioles vs. Nationals Odds

  • Orioles odds to win: -145
  • Nationals odds to win: +123
  • Spread: Orioles -1.5
  • Total: 9 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2023
  • Time: 7:05 PM ET
  • TV: MASN

Who Will Win Orioles vs. Nationals?

Orioles and Nationals Betting Trends

The Orioles are 4-2 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 66.7% of those games).

Baltimore has gone 3-1 (winning 75% of its games) when it has played as moneyline favorites of -145 or shorter.

The Nationals have won five, or 31.2%, of the 16 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

This season, Washington has won four of its 14 games, or 28.6%, when it’s the underdog by at least +123 on the moneyline.

The Orioles have had an over/under set by bookmakers 16 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in 11 of those games (11-4-1).

Games involving the Nationals have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in eight of 16 chances this season.

Orioles Stats & Insights

The Orioles are the second-highest scoring team in baseball, averaging 5.9 runs per game (94 total).

Baltimore averages 1.4 home runs per game to rank sixth in MLB play with 22 total home runs.

The Orioles rank 10th in MLB with a .260 batting average.

Baltimore’s 9.1 strikeouts per game rank 17th in MLB.

The 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings compiled by the Orioles pitching staff ranks 17th in the majors.

Baltimore has a 5.29 team ERA that ranks 25th among all MLB pitching staffs.

Nationals Stats & Insights

The Nationals have scored 62 runs (just 3.9 per game) this season, which ranks 27th in MLB.

Washington has hit just eight homers this season, which ranks 29th in the majors.

The Nationals’ .261 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking eighth in MLB.

Washington is the best at avoiding strikeouts in MLB this season with only 103 as a team.

The Nationals have a 6.8 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, worst in baseball.

Washington has the 20th-ranked ERA (4.82) in the majors this season.

Orioles Key Players to Watch

Kremer makes the start for the Orioles, his fourth of the season. He is 0-0 with a 9.49 ERA and eight strikeouts in 12 1/3 innings pitched.

Adley Rutschman has been key for Baltimore with 21 hits, an OBP of .494 plus a slugging percentage of .574.

Cedric Mullins has collected 15 hits this season and has an OBP of .375. He’s slugging .417 on the year.

Jorge Mateo’s batting average of .372 leads all Baltimore hitters this season.

Ryan Mountcastle leads Baltimore in home runs (six) and runs batted in (20) this season while batting .217.

Nationals Key Players to Watch

Gray (0-3) will take to the mound for the Nationals and make his fourth start of the season.

Candelario has racked up a team-high three home runs and nine runs batted in.

Alex Call has capitalized on opportunities as he paces his team with nine runs batted in.

Lane Thomas paces the Nationals with a .323 batting average.

Victor Robles is batting .306 with two doubles and six walks.

Orioles and Nationals Injuries

Orioles: Kyle Bradish: 15 Day IL (Foot), Mychal Givens: 15 Day IL (Knee), Dillon Tate: 15 Day IL (Elbow), John Means: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Nationals: Corey Dickerson: 10 Day IL (Calf), Ildemaro Vargas: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Israel Pineda: 10 Day IL (Finger), Carter Kieboom: 10 Day IL (Finger), Stephen Strasburg: 60 Day IL (Ribs/shoulder), Tanner Rainey: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Cade Cavalli: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Victor Arano: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Orioles vs. Nationals Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Orioles 5, Nationals 4
  • Total Prediction: Under 9 runs
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