Washington Nationals at Baltimore Orioles 5/30/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Max Scherzer vs. David Hess
Oriole Park is the site of the matchup between the Washington Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Max Scherzer for the Nationals and David Hess for the Orioles.
Washington opens at -216 while Baltimore opens at +200. The Nationals have a 22-28-2 over/under record and a 27-25-0 run line mark. The Orioles are 20-34-0 against the run line and have a 25-28-1 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 22-28-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 27-25-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 25-28-1 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 20-34-0 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
05/11/18 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 30-22 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Max Scherzer has a 8-1 record with an earned run average of 2.13 and a WHIP of 0.91 this year. He has 108 strikeouts over his 71.2 innings pitched and he's given up 47 hits. He's allowed 5.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.23 and they have given up 131 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen and they've struck out 160 hitters and walked 56 batters. As a team, Washington allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.3. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 383 base hits and 174 earned runs. They have allowed 52 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 152 batters and struck out 518. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 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 .241, good for 19th in the league. The Nationals hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Trea Turner is hitting .269 with an on-base percentage of .361. He has 56 hits this season in 208 at bats with 22 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .418 and an OPS+ of 111. Bryce Harper is hitting .228 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .379. He has totaled 41 hits and he has driven in 38 men in 180 at bats. His OPS+ is 143 while his slugging percentage is at .528. The Nationals have 425 hits, including 89 doubles and 69 home runs. Washington has walked 206 times so far this season and they have struck out 423 times as a unit. They have left 370 men on base and have a team OPS of .739. They score 4.45 runs per contest and have scored a total of 236 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 17-37 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.15, David Hess has a 2-1 record and a 1.33 WHIP this season. He has 10 strikeouts over the 17.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 18 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.38 and they have given up 194 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 180 batters and walked 90 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 10.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.08. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 535 base knocks and 269 earned runs this season. They have given up 74 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 194 hitters and struck out 425 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.53 while their FIP as a staff is 4.70.
As a team, they are batting .232, good for 26th in the league. The Orioles hold a .388 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .295, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this matchup batting .322 with an OBP of .392. He has 68 hits this year along with 44 RBI in 211 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .602 with an OPS+ of 171. Adam Jones is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .295. He has collected 60 hits in 216 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 106 and a slugging percentage of .463. The Orioles as a unit have 428 base hits, including 87 doubles and 63 homers. Baltimore has walked 155 times this year and they have struck out on 490 occasions. They have had 352 men left on base and have an OPS of .682. They have scored 3.83 runs per game and totaled 207 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Orioles +200
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