Friday, July 3, 2015
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Ubaldo Jimenez (7-3) vs. John Danks (3-8)
The Baltimore Orioles head to U.S. Cellular Field on Friday to take on the Chicago White Sox. The Orioles send Ubaldo Jimenez to the mound to face John Danks of the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at -117 and Chicago at +107. The over/under was set at 9. The Orioles, with a 44-34 run line record, cover the spread 56% of the time. They also have a 33-41 over/under record. The White Sox have a 31-42 over/under record and a 31-45 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 41% of the time.
The Orioles head into this matchup with a 42-36 record, including 14-20 on the road. Ubaldo Jimenez has a 7-3 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.09 and a 1.24 WHIP. He's pitched 87.1 innings thus far while surrendering 81 hits over that time and when he starts, the Orioles are 9-6. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 6-8. The team is averaging 4.6 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.82 and they have given up 204 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .223 against the Orioles bullpen while walking 88 times and striking out 246 times. Baltimore is averaging 7.78 strikeouts per game while getting 8.34 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 13th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.77.
Baltimore is batting .261 as a team, which is good for 8th in the league and hitting .246 away from home. The Orioles hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316 which is good for 18th in baseball. Manny Machado leads the team in hits with 92 while the team ranks 12th in baseball with 8.73 hits per game.
With a 18-15 home record, Chicago will hope to improve on their 34-42 overall mark. John Danks has a record of 3-8 while sporting an earned run average of 5.38 on the year with a 1.48 WHIP. He's pitched 80.1 innings thus far while surrendering 97 hits over that time in which the White Sox are 5-9. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 5-8. The team is averaging 3.6 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have given up 220 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .272 against the White Sox bullpen while walking 78 times and striking out 190 times. Chicago is averaging 8.43 strikeouts per game while getting 9.45 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.13.
They are batting .241 as a team, which is good for 25th in the league and hitting .231 at home. The White Sox hold a .357 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .296 which is good for 26th in baseball. Jose Abreu leads the team in hits with 82 while the team ranks 25th in baseball with 8.17 hits a game.
Baltimore has a team fielding percentage of .988 after having committed 35 errors with 716 assists and 2,058 put outs for the season. The White Sox have committed 52 errors on the season with 752 assists and 2,025 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .982 on the year.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 33-41 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 44-34 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 31-42 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 31-45 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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)
Chicago White Sox
04/25/15 P Matt Albers Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/20)
04/04/15 P Nate Jones Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles
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