Baltimore Orioles at Washington Nationals 6/21/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, June 21, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Kevin Gausman vs. Max Scherzer
The Baltimore Orioles head to Nationals Park on Thursday, June 21, 2018 to take on the Washington Nationals. The expected starting pitchers are Kevin Gausman for the Orioles and Max Scherzer for the Nationals.
The odds for this matchup have Baltimore at +255 and Washington at -280. The Orioles have a 30-40-1 over/under mark and a 25-46-0 run line record. The Nationals are 36-35-0 against the run line and have a 29-40-2 over/under record.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 30-40-1 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 25-46-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 29-40-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 36-35-0 against the run line
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
06/15/18 P Richard Bleier Shoulder 10-day DL (06/14)
06/12/18 P Andrew Cashner Back 10-day DL (06/09)
06/12/18 P Pedro Araujo Elbow 10-day DL (06/11)
05/11/18 P Chris Tillman Back 10-day DL (05/11)
05/02/18 SS Luis Sardinas Back 10-day DL (04/29)
04/26/18 SS Tim Beckham Groin 60-day DL (04/24)
04/25/18 P Gabriel Ynoa Shin 60-day DL (03/26)
04/07/18 LF Colby Rasmus Hip 60-day DL (04/07)
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
06/20/18 1B Matt Adams Finger 10-day DL (06/16)
06/12/18 SS Adrian Sanchez Undisclosed 10-day DL (06/12)
06/10/18 P Brandon Kintzler Forearm 10-day DL (06/10)
06/09/18 P Stephen Strasburg Shoulder 10-day DL (06/09)
06/06/18 P Jeremy Hellickson Hamstring 10-day DL (06/02)
05/21/18 LF Howie Kendrick Ankle 60-day DL (05/20); is out for season
05/12/18 1B Ryan Zimmerman Back 10-day DL (05/12)
05/11/18 C Matt Wieters Hamstring 10-day DL (05/11)
04/21/18 P Matt Grace Groin 10-day DL (04/21)
04/19/18 C Jhonatan Solano Elbow 60-day DL (4/19)
03/30/18 P Joaquin Benoit Forearm 60-day DL (03/28)
03/30/18 P Koda Glover Shoulder 60-day DL (03/28)
03/26/18 P Joe Ross Elbow 60-day DL (02/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Orioles have a 20-51 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kevin Gausman has a 3-6 record with an earned run average of 4.48 and a WHIP of 1.40 this year. He has 81 strikeouts over his 82.1 innings pitched and he's given up 95 hits. He allows 10.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.21. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.25 and they have given up 258 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the bullpen and they've struck out 226 hitters and walked 119 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 10.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.94. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 705 base hits and 346 earned runs. They have allowed 98 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 252 batters and struck out 558. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.52 and their FIP as a unit is 4.67.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .228, good for 29th in the league. The Orioles hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .294, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Manny Machado is hitting .305 with an on-base percentage of .373. He has 83 hits this season in 272 at bats with 53 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .559 and an OPS+ of 155. Adam Jones is hitting .293 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .318. He has totaled 83 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 283 at bats. His OPS+ is 112 while his slugging percentage is at .456. The Orioles have 550 hits, including 108 doubles and 80 home runs. Baltimore has walked 207 times so far this season and they have struck out 639 times as a unit. They have left 474 men on base and have a team OPS of .672. They score 3.59 runs per contest and have scored a total of 255 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 39-32 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.06, Max Scherzer has a 10-3 record and a 0.84 WHIP this season. He has 152 strikeouts over the 100.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 62 hits. He allows 5.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.68 and they have given up 182 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 214 batters and walked 71 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.43. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 531 base knocks and 243 earned runs this season. They have given up 78 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 194 hitters and struck out 673 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.14 while their FIP as a staff is 3.64.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 22nd in the league. The Nationals hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Trea Turner comes into this matchup batting .267 with an OBP of .349. He has 76 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 285 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .407 with an OPS+ of 104. Bryce Harper is hitting .213 this season and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 53 hits in 249 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 120 and a slugging percentage of .470. The Nationals as a unit have 570 base hits, including 113 doubles and 82 homers. Washington has walked 255 times this year and they have struck out on 579 occasions. They have had 482 men left on base and have an OPS of .713. They have scored 4.31 runs per game and totaled 306 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals -280
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