Thursday, June 25, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Miguel Gonzalez (5-4) vs. Eduardo Rodriguez (3-1)
The Boston Red Sox welcome the Baltimore Orioles to Fenway Park on Thursday. Miguel Gonzalez is the probable starter for the Orioles and he'll face Eduardo Rodriguez of the Red Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +115 and Boston at -125. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Orioles have a 31-36 over/under record and a 39-31 run line mark, meaning they cover 56% of the time. The Red Sox are 29-43 against the run line and have a 34-35 over/under record. They cover the spread 40% of the time.
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The Orioles come into this game with a 37-33 record, and they are 13-19 away from home. Miguel Gonzalez has an earned run average of 3.33 and is 5-4 so far on the season while having a 1.12 WHIP. The Orioles are 7-5 over his 73 innings pitched and he's also given up 58 hits over that time period. The Orioles are also 4-8 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 3.8 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 184 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 2.76. The bullpen has struck out 225 and walked 83 batters this season while opposing teams hit .220 against them. Baltimore has a team average of 8.27 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.80, they are 13th in the league.
Baltimore is batting .260 as a team, which is good for 8th in the league and hitting .242 away from home. The Orioles on-base percentage sits at .316, which puts them at 17th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .424. With 83 hits, Manny Machado leads the team while his team ranks 14th in hits per game with 8.71.
With a 31-41 overall record, Boston will come into this game 16-19 at home. Eduardo Rodriguez is starting this game 3-1 for the season with an earned run average of 3.13 and a WHIP of 1.04. The Red Sox have a record of 3-2 over the 31.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 22 hits. The Red Sox are also 3-2 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.6 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 223 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.83. The Red Sox bullpen has struck out 184 batters and walked 82 this season while opposing teams have hit .255 against them. Boston has a team average of 9.15 hits per game and are averaging 7.16 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.48, they are 28th in the league.
They are batting .255 as a team, which is good for 14th in the league and hitting .276 at home. The Red Sox on-base percentage sits at .323, which puts them at 10th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .395. With 85 hits, Dustin Pedroia leads the team while his team ranks 11th in hits per game with 8.78.
In terms of team defense, the Orioles have a fielding percentage of .987 with 32 total errors, 640 assists and 1,845 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Red Sox have accumlated 42 errors while having 754 assists and 1,923 put outs leading to a .985 fielding percentage.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 31-36 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 39-31 against the run line so far this season
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 34-35 against the over/under so far this season
The Boston Red Sox are 29-43 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/23/15 CF Adam Jones Shoulder doubtful 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
06/24/15 C Blake Swihart Foot is not expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday 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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