Monday, September 21, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Ubaldo Jimenez (11-9) vs. Gio Gonzalez (11-7)
The Baltimore Orioles take on the Washington Nationals on Monday at Nationals Park. Ubaldo Jimenez is the probable starter for the Orioles and he'll face Gio Gonzalez of the Nationals. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +130 and Washington at -140. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Orioles have a 67-74 over/under record and a 72-77 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Nationals are 66-83 against the run line and have a 80-62 over/under record. They cover the spread 44% of the time.
The Orioles show up with a 73-76 record, including 29-46 on the road. Ubaldo Jimenez has a 11-9 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.31 and a 1.37 WHIP. In his starts, the Orioles are 16-13 over his 165 innings pitched this season while giving up 167 hits during those innings. The Orioles are also 14-13 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.5 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.13 and they have given up 418 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 477 and walked 172 batters this season while opposing teams hit .232 against them. Baltimore has a team average of 8.81 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.66 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.07, they are 19th in the league.
Baltimore is batting .252 as a team, which is good for 18th in the league and hitting .237 away from home. The Orioles hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307 which is good for 26th in baseball. With 167 hits, Manny Machado leads the team while his team ranks 18th in hits per game with 8.54.
Washington is 44-30 at home while holding a 78-71 overall record on the season. Gio Gonzalez has a record of 11-7 while sporting an earned run average of 3.82 on the year with a 1.42 WHIP. In his starts, the Nationals are 15-13 and he has allowed 166 hits over 160 innings pitched this season. The Nationals are also 18-9 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 5 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.53 and they have given up 406 base hits on the year. The Nationals bullpen has struck out 391 batters and walked 127 this season while opposing teams have hit .244 against them. Washington has a team average of 8.77 hits per game and are averaging 8.31 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.71, they are 9th in the league.
They are batting .254 as a team, which is good for 13th in the league and hitting .257 at home. The Nationals hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which is good for 8th in baseball. With 163 hits, Bryce Harper leads the team while his team ranks 19th in hits per game with 8.53.
Baltimore has a team fielding percentage of .988 after having committed 65 errors with 1,446 assists and 3,936 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Nationals have accumulated 83 errors while having 1,398 assists and 3,926 put outs leading to a .985 fielding percentage.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 67-74 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 72-77 against the run line so far this season
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 80-62 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 66-83 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/05/15 P Miguel Gonzalez Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/31)
05/13/15 P Jason Garcia Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/11)
09/15/15 1B Ryan Zimmerman Oblique out indefinitely
09/12/15 P Drew Storen Thumb out for season
08/28/15 CF Denard Span Hip Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/27); out for season
08/10/15 P Aaron Barrett Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/9)
04/30/15 LF Reed Johnson Calf Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/29)
04/15/15 P Craig Stammen Forearm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/14)
04/06/15 LF Nate McLouth Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles
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