Washington Nationals at Baltimore Orioles 5/28/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, May 28, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Gio Gonzalez vs. Alex Cobb
Oriole Park is the site of the matchup between the Washington Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles on Monday, May 28, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals and Alex Cobb for the Orioles.
Washington opens at -142 while Baltimore opens at +132. The Nationals have a 22-26-2 over/under record and a 25-25-0 run line mark. The Orioles are 20-32-0 against the run line and have a 24-27-1 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 22-26-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 25-25-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 24-27-1 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 20-32-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
05/23/18 P Jeremy Hellickson Blister is "?" next start
05/21/18 LF Howie Kendrick Ankle 60-day DL (05/20); is out for season
05/21/18 P Ryan Madson Chest 10-day DL (05/17)
05/12/18 CF Adam Eaton Ankle 60-day DL (04/09)
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)
04/17/18 RF Brian Goodwin Wrist 10-day DL (04/16)
03/30/18 P Joaquin Benoit Forearm 60-day DL (03/28)
03/30/18 P Koda Glover Shoulder 60-day DL (03/28)
03/27/18 2B Daniel Murphy Knee 10-day DL (03/27)
03/26/18 P Joe Ross Elbow 60-day DL (02/21)
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
05/26/18 DH Mark Trumbo Knee is out indefinitely
05/11/18 P Chris Tillman Back 10-day DL (05/11)
05/09/18 P Darren O'Day Elbow 10-day DL (05/07)
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 10-day DL (04/07)
03/26/18 P Zach Britton Achilles 60-day DL (02/15)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 28-22 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez has a 5-2 record with an earned run average of 2.38 and a WHIP of 1.32 this year. He has 60 strikeouts over his 56.2 innings pitched and he's given up 49 hits. He's allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.32 and they have given up 126 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen and they've struck out 157 hitters and walked 56 batters. As a team, Washington allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.41. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 369 base hits and 173 earned runs. They have allowed 51 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 148 batters and struck out 504. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.13 and their FIP as a unit is 3.45.
As a team Washington is hitting .238, good for 21st in the league. The Nationals hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Trea Turner is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .364. He has 54 hits this season in 199 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .422 and an OPS+ of 114. Bryce Harper is hitting .231 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .383. He has totaled 40 hits and he has driven in 36 men in 173 at bats. His OPS+ is 145 while his slugging percentage is at .526. The Nationals have 404 hits, including 83 doubles and 66 home runs. Washington has walked 200 times so far this season and they have struck out 413 times as a unit. They have left 357 men on base and have a team OPS of .732. They score 4.41 runs per contest and have scored a total of 225 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 17-35 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.32, Alex Cobb has a 1-6 record and a 1.93 WHIP this season. He has 22 strikeouts over the 39.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 67 hits. He allows 15.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.36 and they have given up 185 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 172 batters and walked 83 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 10.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.99. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 515 base knocks and 255 earned runs this season. They have given up 71 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 182 hitters and struck out 413 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.52 while their FIP as a staff is 4.62.
As a team, they are batting .232, good for 24th in the league. The Orioles hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .294, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this matchup batting .327 with an OBP of .399. He has 66 hits this year along with 44 RBI in 202 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .619 with an OPS+ of 177. Adam Jones is hitting .274 this season and he has an OBP of .291. He has collected 58 hits in 212 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 103 and a slugging percentage of .458. The Orioles as a unit have 413 base hits, including 84 doubles and 63 homers. Baltimore has walked 148 times this year and they have struck out on 481 occasions. They have had 337 men left on base and have an OPS of .686. They have scored 3.92 runs per game and totaled 204 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Orioles +132
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