Tuesday, May 9, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Max Scherzer vs. Ubaldo Jimenez
Oriole Park is the site of the matchup between the Washington Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Max Scherzer for the Nationals and Ubaldo Jimenez for the Orioles.
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Washington opens at -160 while Baltimore opens at +150. The Nationals have a 16-13-2 over/under record and a 17-14-0 run line mark. The Orioles are 15-15-0 against the run line and have a 14-14-2 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 16-13-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 17-14-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 14-14-2 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 15-15-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
05/07/17 RF Bryce Harper Groin is upgraded to probable Monday vs. Baltimore Orioles
04/29/17 CF Adam Eaton Knee 10-day DL (04/29)
04/26/17 P Koda Glover Hip 10-day DL (04/26)
04/20/17 P Sammy Solis Elbow 10-day DL (04/19)
04/12/17 2B Stephen Drew Hamstring 10-day DL (04/12)
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
05/07/17 2B Jonathan Schoop Hand "?" Monday vs. Washington Nationals
05/06/17 P Gabriel Ynoa Hamstring 10-day DL (5/6)
05/06/17 P Zach Britton Forearm 10-day DL (5/5)
05/03/17 C Welington Castillo Shoulder 10-day DL (5/01)
04/02/17 CF Anthony Santander Forearm 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 21-10 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Max Scherzer has a 4-2 record with an earned run average of 2.66 and a WHIP of 0.91. He has 51 strikeouts over his 40.2 innings pitched and he's given up 26 hits. He allows 5.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.50 and they have given up 101 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the bullpen and they've struck out 84 hitters and walked 28 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.16. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 262 base hits and 130 earned runs. They have allowed 40 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 94 batters and struck out 261. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.12.
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As a team Washington is hitting .285, good for 1st in the league. The Nationals hold a .491 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .362, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 10.1 hits per game. Bryce Harper is hitting .376 with an on-base percentage of .504. He has 38 hits this season in 101 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .723 and an OPS+ of 220. Daniel Murphy is hitting .341 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .390. He has totaled 43 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 126 at bats. His OPS+ is 147 while his slugging percentage is at .556. The Nationals have 314 hits, including 68 doubles and 50 home runs. Washington has walked 128 times so far this season and they have struck out 249 times as a unit. They have left 226 men on base and have a team OPS of .852. They score 6.26 runs per contest and have scored a total of 194 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 20-10 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.58, Ubaldo Jimenez has a 1-1 record and a 1.69 WHIP. He has 18 strikeouts over the 26 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 26 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.58 and they have given up 113 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 97 batters and walked 46 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.88. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 264 base knocks and 117 earned runs this season. They have given up 32 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 117 hitters and struck out 215 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.37.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 14th in the league. The Orioles hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Jonathan Schoop comes into this matchup batting .296 with an OBP of .339. He has 29 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 98 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .510 with an OPS+ of 133. Adam Jones is hitting .268 this season and he has an OBP of .323. He has collected 33 hits in 123 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 100 and a slugging percentage of .398. The Orioles as a unit have 260 base hits, including 49 doubles and 36 homers. Baltimore has walked 82 times this year and they have struck out on 256 occasions. They have had 206 men left on base and have an OPS of .708. They have scored 4.4 runs per game and totaled 132 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals -160
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