Baltimore Orioles at Washington Nationals MLB Picks & Predictions 8/28/2019
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Asher Wojciechowski vs. Max Scherzer
Anthony Rendon and the Washington Nationals (73-57, 2nd in NL East) host the Baltimore Orioles (43-88, 5th in AL East) at Nationals Park on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. The Nationals open this matchup at -390 while the Orioles are priced at +345. The total has been set at 8.5.
The Orioles have been bad for MLB bettors, having gone 43-88-0 SU. Washington is covering 56.1% of the time, going 73-57-0 straight up.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Orioles have been a decent Over choice for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 64-57-10.
The Orioles are covering 33.3% of the time as the visitor, having gone 21-42-0 straight up.
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Nationals are covering 58.1% of the time at Nationals Park, going 36-26-0 SU.
The Nationals have been an inconsistent Over choice for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 61-62-7.
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
8/25/2019 Renato Nunez DH Hamstring Probable for Aug 27
8/25/2019 Hanser Alberto 2B Head Probable for Aug 27
8/23/2019 Shawn Armstrong RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/1/2019 Mark Trumbo LF Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/1/2019 Josh Rogers RP Elbow Out for the season
6/11/2019 Alex Cobb SP Hip Out for the season
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
8/23/2019 Austen Williams RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/22/2019 Ryan Zimmerman 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/21/2019 Koda Glover RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
8/21/2019 Austin Voth SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/18/2019 Roenis Elias RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/18/2019 Sean Doolittle RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/7/2019 Jeremy Hellickson SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
7/31/2019 Jonny Venters RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Orioles have a 43-88 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Asher Wojciechowski has a 2-6 record with an earned run average of 4.67 and a WHIP of 1.26 this season. He has 58 strikeouts over his 54 innings pitched and he's given up 45 hits. He's allowed 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.18 and they have given up 576 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the bullpen and they've struck out 502 hitters and walked 239 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.84. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 1,258 base hits and 751 earned runs. They have allowed 262 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 461 batters and struck out 1,007. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.48 and their FIP as a unit is 5.75.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .245, good for 23rd in the league. The Orioles hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Jonathan Villar is hitting .277 with an on-base percentage of .347. He has 141 hits this season in 509 at bats with 60 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .466 and an OPS+ of 115. Trey Mancini is hitting .273 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .345. He has totaled 132 hits and he has driven in 74 men in 484 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .521. The Orioles have 1,100 hits, including 204 doubles and 168 home runs. Baltimore has walked 367 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,174 times as a unit. They have left 855 men on base and have a team OPS of .721. They score 4.37 runs per contest and have scored a total of 573 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 73-57 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.41, Max Scherzer has a 9-5 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 192 strikeouts over the 138.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 112 hits. He's allowing 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.94 and they have given up 429 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 407 batters and walked 174 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.34. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,104 base knocks and 558 earned runs this season. They have given up 159 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 409 hitters and struck out 1,202 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.11.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 6th in the league. The Nationals hold a .453 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Anthony Rendon comes into this matchup batting .329 with an OBP of .407. He has 146 hits this year along with 104 RBI in 444 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .617 with an OPS+ of 155. Adam Eaton is hitting .291 this season and he has an OBP of .377. He has collected 139 hits in 478 at bats while driving in 42 runs. He has an OPS+ of 107 and a slugging percentage of .439. The Nationals as a unit have 1,176 base hits, including 235 doubles and 187 homers. Washington has walked 471 times this year and they have struck out on 1,064 occasions. They have had 911 men left on base and have an OPS of .795. They have scored 5.37 runs per game and totaled 698 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles (+345)
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