Saturday, July 11, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jordan Zimmerman (7-5) vs. Miguel Gonzalez (7-5)
The Washington Nationals visit Oriole Park on Saturday to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are Jordan Zimmerman for the Nationals and Miguel Gonzalez for the Orioles. The opening line for this matchup has Washington at +100 and Baltimore at -110. The over/under was set at 8. The Nationals, with a 38-46 run line record, cover the spread 45% of the time. They also have a 43-38 over/under record. 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. Jordan Zimmerman has a 7-5 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.04 and a 1.22 WHIP. The Nationals are 9-6 over his 106.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 111 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 8-7. He is getting 3.6 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.33 and they've given up 225 hits on the season. 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 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.58.
As a team, Washington is batting .254, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .258 average away from home. Ranked at 11th in the league in on-base percentage, the Nationals sit at .320 and they hold a .401 team slugging percentage. They rank 14th 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. Miguel Gonzalez has a record of 7-5 while sporting an earned run average of 3.87 on the year with a 1.20 WHIP. The Orioles have a record of 8-6 over the 88.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 78 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 7-7. He is getting 4.6 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 2.95 and they have given up 220 hits on the season. 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.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .272 average at home. Ranked at 20th in the league in on-base percentage, the Orioles sit at .311 and they hold a .422 team slugging percentage. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.55 hits per game and Manny Machado leads the team with 99.
The Nationals have committed 55 errors and have combined for 795 assists and 2,230 put outs leading to a .982 team fielding percentage. 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
07/10/15 CF Denard Span Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list
07/10/15 3B Yunel Escobar Hamstring is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Friday vs. Baltimore Orioles
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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