Sunday, July 12, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Max Scherzer (9-7) vs. Wei-Yin Chen (4-4)
The Washington Nationals take on the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday at Oriole Park. The Nationals send Max Scherzer to the mound to face Wei-Yin Chen of the Orioles. The opening line for this matchup has Washington at +103 and Baltimore at -110. The over/under was set at 7. The Nationals have a 43-39 over/under record and a 39-46 run line mark, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Orioles have a 35-46 over/under record and a 46-40 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 54% of the time.
The Nationals show up with a 46-39 record, including 21-23 on the road. Max Scherzer has an earned run average of 2.12 and is 9-7 so far on the season while having a 0.80 WHIP. The Nationals are 10-6 over his 123.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 85 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 8-8. The team is averaging 3.9 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 228 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.37. The bullpen has struck out 220 and walked 70 batters this season while opposing teams hit .247 against them. Washington has a team average of 8.96 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.93 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.58, they are 9th in the league.
Washington is batting .255 as a team, which is good for 13th in the league and hitting .259 away from home. The Nationals on-base percentage sits at .320, which puts them at 11th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .400. With 93 hits, Yunel Escobar leads the team while his team ranks 13th in hits per game with 8.56.
Baltimore is 29-17 at home while holding a 44-42 overall record on the season. Wei-Yin Chen is starting this game 4-4 for the season with an earned run average of 2.82 and a WHIP of 1.10. The Orioles have a record of 10-6 over the 102 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 87 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 3-12. The team is averaging 3.5 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 222 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 2.92. The Orioles bullpen has struck out 269 batters and walked 99 this season while opposing teams have hit .223 against them. Baltimore has a team average of 8.4 hits per game and are averaging 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.72, they are 12th in the league.
They are batting .256 as a team, which is good for 10th in the league and hitting .272 at home. The Orioles on-base percentage sits at .311, which puts them at 20th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .423. With 100 hits, Manny Machado leads the team while his team ranks 14th in hits per game with 8.56.
In terms of team defense, the Nationals have a fielding percentage of .982 with 55 total errors, 805 assists and 2,256 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Orioles have accumlated 38 errors while having 799 assists and 2,263 put outs leading to a .988 fielding percentage.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 43-39 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 39-46 against the run line so far this season
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 35-46 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 46-40 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 (7/6)
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)
06/11/15 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)
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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