Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Wade Miley vs. Tanner Roark
The Baltimore Orioles head to Nationals Park on Wednesday to take on the Washington Nationals. The probable pitchers are Wade Miley for the Orioles and Tanner Roark for the Nationals. The opening line for this game has Baltimore at +145 and Washington at -155. The over/under is 8.5. The Orioles have a 56-65-3 over/under mark and a 63-61-0 run line record, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Nationals are 64-60-0 against the run line and have a 61-56-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
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The Orioles head into this game with a 68-56 record, and they are 27-34 on the road. Starting pitcher Wade Miley has a 7-10 record with an ERA of 5.58 and a WHIP of 1.43. He has 95 strikeouts during his 129 innings pitched and he has given up 145 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 10.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.79. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.42 and they have allowed 376 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the pen while they've been struck out 388 times and walked 173 times this year. As a unit, Baltimore has given up 8.93 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.71 hitters per nine. They are 21st in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.37. The Orioles pitchers have collectively given up 1,087 base hits and 532 earned runs. They have allowed 144 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 439 batters and struck out 938. They walk 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.44.
As a team, Baltimore is hitting .261, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .255 average on the road. The Orioles have a .451 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .321 which is good for 19th in the league. They rank 10th in baseball with 8.94 hits per contest. Adam Jones comes into this game hitting .271 and his on-base percentage is at .314. He has 131 hits this season along with 72 runs scored and 73 runs batted in. He's struck out 90 times and has walked 30 times. Manny Machado is hitting .302 and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 146 hits so far while scoring 85 runs and he's driven in 74. He has walked 41 times and has struck out 89 times. The Orioles have 1,108 hits, including 212 doubles and 194 home runs. They've stolen 14 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 9 times. Baltimore has walked 353 times this season and they've struck out 1,021 times as a unit. They've left 806 men on base and have a team OPS of .771. They score 4.7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 583 runs so far this year.
Washington comes into this game with a 36-23 home mark and a 73-51 overall record. With an ERA of 2.87, Tanner Roark has a 13-6 record and a 1.16 WHIP. He has 130 strikeouts over the 163.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 139 hits. He has allowed 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.67. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.19 and they have given up 309 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Nationals bullpen while being struck out 359 times and walking 122 times this season. As a team, Washington has allowed 7.74 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.16 batters per nine. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.40. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 966 base knocks and 424 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 117 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Washington as a staff has walked 359 hitters and struck out 1,143. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 3.53.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .249 average at home. The Nationals hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.68 hits per contest. Wilson Ramos comes into this matchup batting .319 and he has an OBP of .368. He has 123 hits this year along with 53 runs scored and 67 RBI. He's struck out 56 times and has walked on 30 occasions. Daniel Murphy is hitting .347 and he has an OBP of .392. He has collected 152 hits so far while he's scored 75 runs and drove in 90. He has earned a walk 30 times and has punched out 49 times. The Nationals as a unit have 1,076 base hits, including 207 doubles and 166 homers. They have 85 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 29 times. Washington as a team has walked 434 times this year and they have struck out 944 times. They've had 857 men left on base and have an OPS of .760. They score 4.86 runs per game and have totaled 603 runs so far this season.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 56-65-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 63-61-0 against the run line so far this season
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 61-56-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 64-60-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/19/16 P Dylan Bundy Ankle "?" for next scheduled start
08/13/16 P Darren O'Day Shoulder 15-day DL (8/12)
07/22/16 RF Joey Rickard Thumb 15-day DL (7/21)
07/01/16 P T.J. McFarland Knee 15-day DL (6/29)
06/21/16 P Brian Duensing Elbow 15-day DL (6/20)
08/23/16 P Stephen Strasburg Elbow 15-day DL (8/21)
08/18/16 P Sammy Solis Shoulder 15-day DL (8/16)
07/27/16 2B Stephen Drew Vertigo 15-day DL (7/24)
07/03/16 P Joe Ross Shoulder 15-day DL (7/3)
03/31/16 P Aaron Barrett Elbow 60-day DL (4/1)
Guy's Pick: Take the Nationals
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