Dylan Bundy (6-4, 3.36 ERA) and Stephen Strasburg (15-4, 3.59 ERA) take the hill in the first of a two-game series between the Baltimore Orioles (67-56) and the Washington Nationals (73-50) at Camden Yards. Action begins at 7:05 p.m. ET on Monday, Aug. 22 and can be seen on MASN and MAS2.

Bundy pitched 4.1 innings in his last outing, surrendering five runs, striking out two and walking two in an 8-1 defeat to the Red Sox. Mark Trumbo (.255, 70 Rs, 37 HRs, 90 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI. Strasburg went 1.2 innings, surrendering nine runs, striking out three and walking three in a 12-10 defeat to the Rockies in his most recent start. Bryce Harper (.246, 67 Rs, 22 HRs, 68 RBIs, 17 SBs) has been successful at the plate, going 2 for 5 yesterday with one run, one home run, three RBIs, and one stolen base.

Washington takes on Baltimore as a -118 favorite. The Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is sitting at eight runs. Though the Orioles have had a solid season in terms of their overall money line (+1,033), they've have done poorly as an underdog with a record of 22-33. Baltimore has recorded a disappointing 1-4 record as the underdog over its last 10 games. The Orioles have seen an uptick in scoring against teams in the NL, averaging 5.7 runs per game. They average 4.7 runs per game on the season. The Orioles lead the MLB in home runs with 192. Baltimore's pitching staff has been doing poorly against opposing offenses during the last 10 games, allowing an average of 6.7 runs per game, well above its season average of 4.6.

As for their opponent, Washington is coming in with an overall money line of +82 and an impressive record of 63-35 as the favorite. Washington has put in a great performance against American League opponents, coming in with a nice record SU ({betdsi.at.al.su_record}) and as the favorite (9-3). Offensively, they average 4.9 runs per game, which is good for fourth in the NL. Washington is excellent at drawing walks with 3.5 per game, ranking fourth in the NL. The Nationals allow 3.7 runs per game, but have damaged those numbers in the past 10 games, allowing 6.1 runs per game during that span. When it comes to preventing batters from getting on base, the Nationals are one of the best in the league with a WHIP of 1.181 for the season. The Nationals have established a reputation of overwhelming hitters with an NL-best 9.2 strikeouts per game, making them one of the top five teams in the league.

The Orioles have a 50-38 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Strasburg takes the mound. Bundy (RHP) will be on the hill against the Nationals, who have a 56-39 record against right-handed starting pitchers.

Predictions: SU Winner - WAS, O/U - Over


The Nationals lost their last game by a one-run margin. In games decided by one run, the Orioles are 14-13. The Nationals are 19-14 in close games this season.

When leading after seven innings, Washington is 31-20, while Baltimore is 32-21.

The Nationals managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Orioles who are heading in with a 13-12 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.

When they outhit their opponents, the Nationals are 54-13. The Orioles have a 45-9 record when outhitting opponents.

Baltimore and Washington both rank in the top 10 of the league in runs. Baltimore sits at ninth with 579 runs this season and Washington ranks sixth with 600.

Ranking 23rd, Baltimore is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 350 this season. Washington ranks in the top 10 at sixth with 429.

The Orioles are 55-36 when they hit at least one home run. The Nationals perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with a 57-28 record.