Friday, July 17, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Ubaldo Jimenez (7-4) vs. Anibal Sanchez (8-7)
The Baltimore Orioles head to Comerica Park on Friday to take on the Detroit Tigers. Ubaldo Jimenez is the probable starter for the Orioles and he'll face Anibal Sanchez of the Tigers. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +105 and Detroit at -115. The over/under was set at 8. The Orioles have a 36-47 over/under record and a 47-41 run line mark, meaning they cover 53% of the time. The Tigers have a 50-36 over/under record and a 42-46 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 48% of the time.
The Orioles show up with a 44-44 record, including 15-25 on the road. Starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez holds a 7-4 record with an earned run average of 2.81 and a WHIP of 1.27. In his starts, the Orioles are 9-8 over his 99.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 94 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Orioles are 6-9 in his starts. He is getting 4.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.90 and they have given up 224 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the bullpen while being struck out 274 times and walking 101 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.43 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.81 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.74.
As a team, Baltimore is batting .255, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .241 average away from home. The Orioles hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.52 hits per game and Manny Machado leads the team with 101.
Detroit is 22-23 at home while holding a 44-44 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 4.63, Anibal Sanchez will come into this game holding a 8-7 record and a 1.18 WHIP. In his starts, the Tigers are 9-9 and he has allowed 103 hits over 118.2 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Tigers are 11-6 when he starts. He is getting 5.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 269 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the Tigers bullpen while being struck out 210 times and walking 94 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9.17 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.97 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.31.
As a team, they are batting .281, good for 1st in the league while putting together a .291 average at home. The Tigers hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337 which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in baseball with 9.8 hits per game and Yoenis Cespedes leads the team with 103.
Baltimore has a team fielding percentage of .988 after having committed 39 errors with 824 assists and 2,317 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .986 team fielding percentage while committing 45 errors, accumulating 868 assists and compiling 2,374 put outs.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 36-47 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 47-41 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 50-36 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 42-46 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)
07/04/15 1B Miguel Cabrera Calf Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/3)
05/24/15 P Kyle Lobstein Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/23)
05/08/15 P Joe Nathan Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/7), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles
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