Washington Nationals at Baltimore Orioles MLB Betting Tips 7/16/2019
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Austin Voth vs. Asher Wojciechowski
Oriole Park is the site where Trey Mancini and the Baltimore Orioles (28-65, 5th in AL East) will play the Washington Nationals (49-43, 2nd in NL East) on Tuesday. The Orioles open this game at +190 while the Nationals are priced at -205. The O/U has been set at 11.
The Nationals have been a pretty good bet for baseball bettors, having gone 49-42-0 SU. Baltimore covers 30.4% of the time, going 28-64-0 straight up. The Nationals have been a great play for MLB wagerers as favorites, going 37-25-0 SU. The Orioles cover 29.5% of the time as an underdog, having gone 26-62-0 straight up.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Nationals have been a dicey Under choice for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 43-42-6.
Washington covers 51.1% of the time as the road team, having gone 23-22-0 straight up.
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore covers 26.7% of the time at Oriole Park, going 12-33-0 SU.
The Orioles have been a dicey Under choice for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 46-40-6.
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
7/13/2019 Max Scherzer SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
7/12/2019 Jonny Venters RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 18
7/8/2019 Justin Miller RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 16
6/25/2019 Jeremy Hellickson SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
6/13/2019 Koda Glover RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
6/13/2019 Austen Williams RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 17
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
7/13/2019 Nate Karns RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 22
7/13/2019 Dylan Bundy SP Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 23
7/12/2019 Mark Trumbo LF Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/1/2019 Josh Rogers RP Elbow Out for the season
6/11/2019 Alex Cobb SP Hip Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 49-43 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Austin Voth has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 5.52 and a WHIP of 1.36 this season. He has 16 strikeouts over his 14.2 innings pitched and he's given up 15 hits. He's allowed 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.93 and they have given up 289 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the bullpen and they've struck out 273 hitters and walked 119 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.32. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 770 base hits and 391 earned runs. They have allowed 104 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 283 batters and struck out 877. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 3.92.
As a team Washington is hitting .254, good for 14th in the league. The Nationals hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Adam Eaton is hitting .279 with an on-base percentage of .364. He has 94 hits this season in 337 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .383 and an OPS+ of 92. Anthony Rendon is hitting .309 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .393. He has totaled 90 hits and he has driven in 62 men in 291 at bats. His OPS+ is 151 while his slugging percentage is at .608. The Nationals have 789 hits, including 152 doubles and 126 home runs. Washington has walked 308 times so far this season and they have struck out 773 times as a unit. They have left 628 men on base and have a team OPS of .763. They score 4.9 runs per contest and have scored a total of 451 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 28-65 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.10, Asher Wojciechowski has a 0-2 record and a 1.45 WHIP. He has 14 strikeouts over the 10.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 10 hits. He's allowing 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.21 and they have given up 399 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 359 batters and walked 175 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.6 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 5.69. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 874 base knocks and 518 earned runs this season. They have given up 181 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 330 hitters and struck out 711 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 5.71.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 27th in the league. The Orioles hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Trey Mancini comes into this matchup batting .281 with an OBP of .340. He has 95 hits this year along with 40 RBI in 338 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 122. Jonathan Villar is hitting .262 this season and he has an OBP of .327. He has collected 93 hits in 355 at bats while driving in 39 runs. He has an OPS+ of 98 and a slugging percentage of .417. The Orioles as a unit have 757 base hits, including 142 doubles and 111 homers. Baltimore has walked 247 times this year and they have struck out on 847 occasions. They have had 595 men left on base and have an OPS of .697. They have scored 4.15 runs per game and totaled 386 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Nationals -205
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