Wednesday, September 23, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Tillman (9-11) vs. Tanner Roark (4-6)
The Washington Nationals host the Baltimore Orioles at Nationals Park on Wednesday. Chris Tillman is the probable starter for the Orioles and he'll face Tanner Roark of the Nationals. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +154 and Washington at -164. The over/under was set at 7. 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.
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The Orioles head into this matchup with a 73-76 record, including 29-46 on the road. Chris Tillman has a 9-11 record on the season, an earned run average of 5.19 and a 1.39 WHIP. In his starts, the Orioles are 13-15 over his 154.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 158 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Orioles are 13-14 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.7 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.13 and they've given up 418 hits on the season. 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 8.85 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.69 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.09, they are 19th in the league.
Baltimore ranks 17th in the league in team batting average at .252 while hitting .237 on the road. Ranked at 26th in the league in on-base percentage, the Orioles sit at .307 and they hold a .422 team slugging percentage. With 169 hits, Manny Machado leads the team while his team ranks 19th in hits per game with 8.54.
With a 44-30 home record, Washington will hope to improve on their 78-71 overall mark. Tanner Roark has a record of 4-6 while sporting an earned run average of 4.72 on the year with a 1.37 WHIP. In his starts, the Nationals are 4-5 and he has allowed 106 hits over 93.1 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Nationals are 6-3 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 5.1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.53 and they have given up 406 hits on the season. 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 8.76 hits per game and are averaging 8.33 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.70, they are 8th in the league.
They rank 13th in the league in team batting average with a .255 average while hitting .259 at home. Ranked at 7th in the league in on-base percentage, the Nationals sit at .326 and they hold a .409 team slugging percentage. With 166 hits, Bryce Harper leads the team while his team ranks 18th in hits per game with 8.56.
The Orioles have committed 65 errors and have combined for 1,454 assists and 3,962 put outs leading to a .988 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Nationals have accumulated 84 errors while having 1,407 assists and 3,953 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
09/22/15 CF Adam Jones Back "?" Tuesday vs. Washington Nationals
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)
09/22/15 2B Danny Espinosa Hamstring out indefinitely
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
Guy's Pick: Take the Orioles
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