Tuesday, June 23, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Ubaldo Jimenez (5-3) vs. Joe Kelly (2-4)
The Baltimore Orioles head to Fenway Park on Tuesday to take on the Boston Red Sox. Ubaldo Jimenez is the probable starter for the Orioles and he'll face Joe Kelly of the Red Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +109 and Boston at -119. The over/under was set at 9. The Orioles have a 30-36 over/under record and a 38-31 run line mark, meaning they cover 55% of the time. The Red Sox have a 33-35 over/under record and a 29-42 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 41% of the time.
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The Orioles head into this matchup with a 36-33 record, including 12-19 on the road. Starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez holds a 5-3 record with an earned run average of 3.27 and a WHIP of 1.28. He's pitched 74.1 innings thus far while surrendering 71 hits over that time and when he starts, the Orioles are 7-6. The Orioles are also 5-7 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 182 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 2.77. Teams are hitting .221 against the bullpen while being struck out 221 times and walking 81 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.27 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.84 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.80.
Baltimore ranks 8th in the league in team batting average at .259 while hitting .240 on the road. The Orioles on-base percentage sits at .316, which puts them at 17th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .422. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.68 hits per game and Manny Machado leads the team with 81.
With a 16-18 home record, Boston will hope to improve on their 31-40 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.32, Joe Kelly will come into this game holding a 2-4 record and a 1.44 WHIP. He's pitched 71 innings thus far while surrendering 73 hits over that time in which the Red Sox are 5-8. The Red Sox are also 6-7 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 220 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.88. Teams are hitting .257 against the Red Sox bullpen while being struck out 181 times and walking 81 times this season. As a team, Boston has allowed 9.13 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.19 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.46.
They rank 14th in the league in team batting average with a .256 average while hitting .277 at home. The Red Sox on-base percentage sits at .323, which puts them at 8th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .397. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.79 hits per game and Dustin Pedroia leads the team with 84.
In terms of team defense, the Orioles have a fielding percentage of .987 with 32 total errors, 631 assists and 1,818 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .984 team fielding percentage while committing 42 errors, accumulating 742 assists and compiling 1,896 put outs.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 30-36 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 38-31 against the run line so far this season
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 33-35 against the over/under so far this season
The Boston Red Sox are 29-42 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/22/15 CF Adam Jones Shoulder "?" Tuesday vs. Boston Red Sox
06/11/15 P Miguel Gonzalez Groin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/11)
05/13/15 P Jason Garcia Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/11)
04/18/15 2B Jonathan Schoop Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/18)
04/11/15 P Wesley Wright Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/11)
Boston Red Sox
06/21/15 3B Pablo Sandoval Ankle probable Tuesday vs Baltimore Orioles
06/21/15 C Blake Swihart Foot "?" Tuesday vs Baltimore Orioles
05/29/15 P Brandon Workman Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/3)
05/28/15 P Anthony Varvaro Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/29)
05/28/15 RF Daniel Nava Thumb Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/26)
05/24/15 RF Shane Victorino Calf Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/23)
05/13/15 P Justin Masterson Arm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/13)
05/02/15 C Ryan Hanigan Wrist Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/1)
04/04/15 C Christian Vazquez Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/30), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles
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