Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Wright (2-0) vs. Collin McHugh (5-2)
The Houston Astros host The Baltimore Orioles at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday. The Orioles send Mike Wright to the mound to face Collin McHugh of the Astros. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +131 and Houston at -141. The over/under was set at 8. The Orioles have a 21-25 over/under record and a 24-25 run line mark, meaning they cover 49% of the time. The Astros are 31-20 against the run line and have a 23-26 over/under record. They cover the spread 61% of the time.
The Orioles come into this game with a 23-26 record, and they are 6-13 away from home. Mike Wright has a 2-0 record on the season, an earned run average of 1.40 and a 0.83 WHIP. The Orioles are 2-1 over his 19.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 13 hits over that time period. The Orioles are also 1-2 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 3 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.28 and they have given up 134 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .232 against the Orioles bullpen while walking 54 times and striking out 146 times. Baltimore is averaging 7.56 strikeouts per game while getting 8.4 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 17th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.94.
Baltimore is batting .254 as a team, which is good for 12th in the league and hitting .236 away from home. The Orioles hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311 which is good for 18th in baseball. Adam Jones leads the team in hits with 56 while the team ranks 16th in baseball with 8.45 hits per game.
With a 31-20 overall record, Houston will come into this game 16-12 at home. Collin McHugh has a record of 5-2 while sporting an earned run average of 4.24 on the year with a 1.24 WHIP. The Astros have a record of 7-3 over the 63.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 68 hits. The Astros are also 5-4 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 5.1 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.28 and they have given up 99 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .180 against the Astros bullpen while walking 36 times and striking out 168 times. Houston is averaging 7.6 strikeouts per game while getting 8.01 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.54.
They are batting .237 as a team, which is good for 26th in the league and hitting .222 at home. The Astros hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305 which is good for 23rd in baseball. Jose Altuve leads the team in hits with 61 while the team ranks 26th in baseball with 7.92 hits a game.
Baltimore has a team fielding percentage of .985 after having committed 27 errors with 462 assists and 1296 put outs for the season. The Astros have committed 30 errors on the season with 582 assists and 1,389 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .985 on the year.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 21-25 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 24-25 against the run line
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 23-26 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 31-20 against the run line
Injuries to Watch
05/31/15 CF Adam Jones Ankle "?" Monday vs. Houston Astros
05/19/15 P Bud Norris Bronchitis Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/11)
05/13/15 P Jason Garcia Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/11)
05/08/15 P Kevin Gausman Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/7)
04/18/15 2B Jonathan Schoop Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/18)
04/11/15 P Wesley Wright Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/11)
04/06/15 C Matt Wieters Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
05/29/15 P Scott Feldman Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/29)
05/19/15 P Samuel Deduno Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/14)
05/14/15 P Brett Oberholtzer Hand Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/14)
04/28/15 SS Jed Lowrie Thumb Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/28)
04/17/15 P Brad Peacock Side Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/14)
Guy's Pick: Take the Astros
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