Friday, July 10, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Gio Gonzalez (6-4) vs. Chris Tillman (6-7)
The Washington Nationals take on the Baltimore Orioles on Friday at Oriole Park. Gio Gonzalez is the probable starter for the Nationals and he'll face Chris Tillman of the Orioles. The Nationals have a 43-38 over/under record and a 38-46 run line mark, meaning they cover 45% of the time. The Orioles have a 35-45 over/under record and a 46-39 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 54% of the time.
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The Nationals head into this matchup with a 46-38 record, including 21-22 on the road. Gio Gonzalez has a 6-4 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.16 and a 1.43 WHIP. He's pitched 88.2 innings thus far while surrendering 94 hits over that time and when he starts, the Nationals are 10-5. Against the over/under, the Nationals are 8-6 in his starts. The team is averaging 4.6 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.33 and they have given up 225 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen while being struck out 216 times and walking 70 times this season. As a team, Washington has allowed 8.96 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.92 batters per nine. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.58.
Washington is batting .254 as a team, which is good for 13th in the league and hitting .258 away from home. The Nationals hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.55 hits per game and Yunel Escobar leads the team with 91.
With a 28-17 home record, Baltimore will hope to improve on their 43-42 overall mark. Chris Tillman has a record of 6-7 while sporting an earned run average of 5.57 on the year with a 1.56 WHIP. He's pitched 84 innings thus far while surrendering 94 hits over that time in which the Orioles are 8-8. Against the over/under, the Orioles are 9-7 when he starts. The team is averaging 5.8 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.95 and they have given up 220 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Orioles bullpen while being struck out 266 times and walking 99 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.38 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.79 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.74.
They are batting .256 as a team, which is good for 10th in the league and hitting .272 at home. The Orioles hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.55 hits per game and Manny Machado leads the team with 99.
Washington has a team fielding percentage of .982 after having committed 55 errors with 795 assists and 2,230 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .988 team fielding percentage while committing 38 errors, accumulating 784 assists and compiling 2,236 put outs.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 43-38 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 38-46 against the run line so far this season
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 35-45 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 46-39 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/09/15 3B Yunel Escobar Hamstring "?" Friday vs. Baltimore Orioles
07/08/15 CF Denard Span Back out indefinitely
07/05/15 P Stephen Strasburg Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/4)
06/26/15 2B Anthony Rendon Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/25)
06/12/15 P Aaron Barrett Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/12)
06/11/15 1B Ryan Zimmerman Foot Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/10)
05/19/15 LF Jayson Werth Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/16)
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)
07/08/15 LF Nolan Reimold Personal paternity list; expected to return Friday vs Los Angeles Dodgers
05/13/15 P Jason Garcia Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/11)
04/11/15 P Wesley Wright Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/11)
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals
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