Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Reynaldo Lopez vs. Kevin Gausman
The Washington Nationals head to Oriole Park on Tuesday to take on the Baltimore Orioles. The probable pitchers are Reynaldo Lopez for the Nationals and Kevin Gausman for the Orioles. The opening line for this game has Washington at +123 and Baltimore at -133. The over/under is 9. The Nationals have a 61-55-7 over/under mark and a 63-60-0 run line record, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Orioles are 63-60-0 against the run line and have a 56-64-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
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The Nationals head into this game with a 73-50 record, and they are 37-27 on the road. Starting pitcher Reynaldo Lopez has a 2-1 record with an ERA of 4.37 and a WHIP of 1.46. He has 26 strikeouts during his 22.2 innings pitched and he has given up 23 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.32. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.20 and they have allowed 309 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the pen while they've been struck out 358 times and walked 121 times this year. As a unit, Washington has given up 7.76 base hits per nine innings while striking out 9.15 hitters per nine. They are 2nd in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.39. The Nationals pitchers have collectively given up 961 base hits and 420 earned runs. They have allowed 115 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 356 batters and struck out 1,134. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.18 and their FIP as a unit is 3.51.
As a team, Washington is hitting .255, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .260 average on the road. The Nationals have a .432 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .328 which is good for 9th in the league. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.71 hits per contest. Daniel Murphy comes into this game hitting .345 and his on-base percentage is at .389. He has 150 hits this season along with 75 runs scored and 89 runs batted in. He's struck out 49 times and has walked 29 times. Wilson Ramos is hitting .322 and he has an on-base percentage of .369. He has totaled 123 hits so far while scoring 53 runs and he's driven in 67. He has walked 30 times and has struck out 56 times. The Nationals have 1,071 hits, including 205 doubles and 164 home runs. They've stolen 84 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 29 times. Washington has walked 429 times this season and they've struck out 935 times as a unit. They've left 850 men on base and have a team OPS of .760. They score 4.88 runs per contest and have scored a total of 600 runs so far this year.
Baltimore comes into this game with a 40-22 home mark and a 67-56 overall record. With an ERA of 4.11, Kevin Gausman has a 4-10 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 129 strikeouts over the 127 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 132 hits. He has allowed 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.39. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.42 and they have given up 374 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Orioles bullpen while being struck out 383 times and walking 172 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.97 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.38. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,082 base knocks and 529 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 142 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a staff has walked 434 hitters and struck out 929. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.43.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .269 average at home. The Orioles hold a .451 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321 which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 9th in baseball with 8.98 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this matchup batting .303 and he has an OBP of .358. He has 145 hits this year along with 84 runs scored and 74 RBI. He's struck out 89 times and has walked on 41 occasions. Adam Jones is hitting .273 and he has an OBP of .316. He has collected 131 hits so far while he's scored 72 runs and drove in 73. He has earned a walk 30 times and has punched out 88 times. The Orioles as a unit have 1,103 base hits, including 210 doubles and 192 homers. They have 14 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 9 times. Baltimore as a team has walked 350 times this year and they have struck out 1,012 times. They've had 803 men left on base and have an OPS of .772. They score 4.71 runs per game and have totaled 579 runs so far this season.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 61-55-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 63-60-0 against the run line so far this season
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 56-64-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 63-60-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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)
08/21/16 C Matt Wieters Personal "?" Monday vs. Washington Nationals
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles
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