Washington Nationals at Baltimore Orioles MLB Betting Tips 7/17/2019
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg vs. Aaron Brooks
Anthony Rendon and the Washington Nationals (49-43, 2nd in NL East) head to Oriole Park on Wednesday where they'll take on the Baltimore Orioles (28-65, 5th in AL East). The Orioles open this matchup at +139 while the Nationals are priced at -149. The over/under opens at 10.
The Nationals have been a solid choice for MLB wagerers, having gone 49-43-0 SU. The Orioles are covering 30.1% of the time, going 28-65-0 straight up. The Nationals have been excellent for MLB bettors as a favorite, going 37-26-0 SU. Baltimore is covering 29.2% of the time as an underdog, having gone 26-63-0 straight up.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Nationals have been a pretty good Under choice for O/U bettors, having gone 43-43-6.
The Nationals are covering 50.0% of the time as the visitor, having gone 23-23-0 straight up.
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Orioles are covering 26.1% of the time at Oriole Park, going 12-34-0 SU.
The Orioles have been a less than ideal Under choice for O/U bettors, having gone 46-41-6.
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 Dylan Bundy SP Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 23
7/13/2019 Nate Karns RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 22
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 Stephen Strasburg has a 11-4 record with an earned run average of 3.46 and a WHIP of 1.05 this season. He has 144 strikeouts over his 122.1 innings pitched and he's given up 99 hits. He's allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.12. 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 3.93.
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. Anthony Rendon is hitting .309 with an on-base percentage of .393. He has 90 hits this season in 291 at bats with 62 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .608 and an OPS+ of 151. Adam Eaton is hitting .279 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 94 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 337 at bats. His OPS+ is 92 while his slugging percentage is at .383. 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 4.75, Aaron Brooks has a 2-3 record and a 1.19 WHIP. He has 45 strikeouts over the 53 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 49 hits. He's allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.53. 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 27th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Jonathan Villar comes into this matchup batting .262 with an OBP of .327. He has 93 hits this year along with 39 RBI in 355 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .417 with an OPS+ of 98. Trey Mancini is hitting .281 this season and he has an OBP of .340. He has collected 95 hits in 338 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 122 and a slugging percentage of .500. 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 -149
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