Friday, September 25, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Kevin Gausman (3-6) vs. Rich Hill (1-0)
The Baltimore Orioles head to Fenway Park on Friday to take on the Boston Red Sox. The Orioles send Kevin Gausman to the mound to face Rich Hill of the Red Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +105 and Boston at -115. The over/under was set at 9. The Orioles, with a 74-77 run line record, cover the spread 49% of the time. They also have a 67-75 over/under record. The Red Sox are 73-78 against the run line and have a 80-65 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
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The Orioles come into this game with a 75-76 record, and they are 31-46 away from home. Starting pitcher Kevin Gausman holds a 3-6 record with an earned run average of 4.26 and a WHIP of 1.26. In his starts, the Orioles are 6-9 over his 99.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 99 hits during those innings. The Orioles are also 5-9 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 3.1 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.09 and they have given up 418 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen while being struck out 486 times and walking 173 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.79 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.71 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05.
Baltimore is batting .251 as a team, which is good for 17th in the league and hitting .236 away from home. The Orioles hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.52 hits per game and Manny Machado leads the team with 171.
With a 72-79 overall record, Boston will come into this game 40-37 at home. With an earned run average of 1.93, Rich Hill will come into this game holding a 1-0 record and a 0.64 WHIP. In his starts, the Red Sox are 2-0 and he has allowed 8 hits over 14 innings pitched this season. The Red Sox are also 0-2 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 3 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.42 and they have given up 488 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the Red Sox bullpen while being struck out 410 times and walking 172 times this season. As a team, Boston has allowed 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.59 batters per nine. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.45.
They are batting .267 as a team, which is good for 3rd in the league and hitting .293 at home. The Red Sox hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.34 hits per game and Xander Bogaerts leads the team with 185.
Baltimore has a team fielding percentage of .988 after having committed 68 errors with 1,474 assists and 4,016 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .984 team fielding percentage while committing 92 errors, accumulating 1,517 assists and compiling 4,054 put outs.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 67-75 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 74-77 against the run line so far this season
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 80-65 against the over/under so far this season
The Boston Red Sox are 73-78 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/24/15 CF Adam Jones Back is downgraded to out indefinitely
09/05/15 P Miguel Gonzalez Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/31)
05/13/15 P Jason Garcia Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/11)
Boston Red Sox
09/24/15 LF Hanley Ramirez Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/27); out for season
09/23/15 3B Pablo Sandoval Respiratory out indefinitely
09/16/15 P Joe Kelly Shoulder out for season
08/28/15 P Clay Buchholz Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/11); out for season
08/15/15 P Steven Wright Concussion Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/15)
08/11/15 P Koji Uehara Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/8), out for season
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)
05/13/15 P Justin Masterson Arm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/13)
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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