Monday, July 27, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Alex Wood (7-6) vs. Kevin Gausman (1-2)
The Atlanta Braves visit Oriole Park on Monday to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are Alex Wood for the Braves and Kevin Gausman for the Orioles. The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta at +136 and Baltimore at -146. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Braves have a 48-44 over/under record and a 54-43 run line mark, meaning they cover 56% of the time. The Orioles have a 39-52 over/under record and a 52-44 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 55% of the time.
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The Braves show up with a 45-52 record, including 19-32 on the road. Alex Wood has a 7-6 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.78 and a 1.46 WHIP. He's pitched 112 innings thus far while surrendering 129 hits over that time and when he starts, the Braves are 8-11. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 9-7. The team is averaging 4 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 4.15 and they've given up 282 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .256 against the Braves bullpen while walking 118 times and striking out 259 times. Atlanta is averaging 7.44 strikeouts per game while getting 8.99 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 19th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.94.
Atlanta is batting .252 as a team, which is good for 15th in the league and hitting .257 away from home. Ranked at 14th in the league in on-base percentage, the Braves sit at .315 and they hold a .362 team slugging percentage. Nick Markakis leads the team in hits with 105 while the team ranks 17th in baseball with 8.46 hits per game.
Baltimore is 29-19 at home while holding a 47-49 overall record on the season. Kevin Gausman has a record of 1-2 while sporting an earned run average of 5.18 on the year with a 1.30 WHIP. He's pitched 33 innings thus far while surrendering 32 hits over that time in which the Orioles are 1-3. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 1-3. The team is averaging 2.8 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 2.82 and they have given up 245 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .223 against the Orioles bullpen while walking 110 times and striking out 296 times. Baltimore is averaging 7.75 strikeouts per game while getting 8.44 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.76.
They are batting .253 as a team, which is good for 13th in the league and hitting .269 at home. Ranked at 21st in the league in on-base percentage, the Orioles sit at .307 and they hold a .419 team slugging percentage. Manny Machado leads the team in hits with 109 while the team ranks 16th in baseball with 8.47 hits a game.
The Braves have committed 56 errors and have combined for 969 assists and 2,569 put outs leading to a .984 team fielding percentage. The Orioles have committed 39 errors on the season with 885 assists and 2,518 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .989 on the year.
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 48-44 against the over/under so far this season
The Atlanta Braves are 54-43 against the run line so far this season
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 39-52 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 52-44 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/11/15 P Jason Grilli Achilles Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/17); out for season
06/27/15 P Williams Perez Foot Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/27)
06/04/15 P Daniel Winkler Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/5)
05/19/15 2B Philip Gosselin Thumb Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/18)
04/07/15 P Josh Outman Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
04/06/15 P Bronson Arroyo Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
04/04/15 P Mike Minor Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27); out for season
04/04/15 P Shae Simmons Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/20), out for season
04/04/15 P Chris Withrow Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/21)
07/22/15 LF Steve Pearce Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/19)
05/13/15 P Jason Garcia Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/11)
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles
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