Sunday, July 19, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Miguel Gonzalez (7-6) vs. Justin Verlander (0-2)
The Baltimore Orioles take on the Detroit Tigers on Sunday at Comerica Park. Miguel Gonzalez is the probable starter for the Orioles and he'll face Justin Verlander of the Tigers. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +110 and Detroit at -120. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Orioles, with a 47-42 run line record, cover the spread 53% of the time. They also have a 37-47 over/under record. The Tigers have a 51-36 over/under record and a 43-46 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 48% of the time.
The Orioles show up with a 44-45 record, including 15-26 on the road. Starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez holds a 7-6 record with an earned run average of 4.24 and a WHIP of 1.25. He's pitched 93.1 innings thus far while surrendering 87 hits over that time and when he starts, the Orioles are 9-7. The Orioles are also 8-8 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.6 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.86 and they have given up 225 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 276 and walked 103 batters this season while opposing teams hit .220 against them. Baltimore has a team average of 8.43 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.81 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.78, they are 14th in the league.
As a team, Baltimore is batting .255, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .242 average away from home. The Orioles hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310 which is good for 20th in baseball. With 102 hits, Manny Machado leads the team while his team ranks 15th in hits per game with 8.54.
Detroit is 23-23 at home while holding a 45-44 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 5.34, Justin Verlander will come into this game holding a 0-2 record and a 1.38 WHIP. He's pitched 30.1 innings thus far while surrendering 31 hits over that time in which the Tigers are 0-5. The Tigers are also 5-0 against the over/under 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 3.96 and they have given up 271 base hits on the year. The Tigers bullpen has struck out 213 batters and walked 96 this season while opposing teams have hit .264 against them. Detroit has a team average of 9.18 hits per game and are averaging 6.96 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.30, they are 27th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .280, good for 1st in the league while putting together a .290 average at home. The Tigers hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337 which is good for 1st in baseball. With 103 hits, Yoenis Cespedes leads the team while his team ranks 1st in hits per game with 9.78.
Baltimore has a team fielding percentage of .988 after having committed 39 errors with 834 assists and 2,341 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Tigers have accumlated 46 errors while having 875 assists and 2,401 put outs leading to a .986 fielding percentage.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 37-47 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 47-42 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 51-36 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 43-46 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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