Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Miguel Gonzalez (5-3) vs. Lance McCullers (1-0)
The Baltimore Orioles visit Minute Maid Park on Wednesday to play The Houston Astros. The probable starters are Miguel Gonzalez for the Orioles and Lance McCullers for the Astros. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +125 and Houston at -135. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Orioles, with a 24-26 run line record, cover the spread 48% of the time. They also have a 21-26 over/under record. The Astros are 32-20 against the run line and have a 23-27 over/under record. They cover the spread 62% of the time.
The Orioles head into this matchup with a 23-27 record, including 6-14 on the road. Starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez holds a 5-3 record with an earned run average of 3.48 and a WHIP of 1.16. He's pitched 62 innings thus far while surrendering 50 hits over that time and when he starts, the Orioles are 6-4. Against the over/under, the Orioles are 4-6 in his starts. He is getting 4.4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 139 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.41. The bullpen has struck out 148 and walked 56 batters this season while opposing teams hit .237 against them. Baltimore has a team average of 8.43 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.63 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.97, they are 17th in the league.
As a team, Baltimore is batting .253, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .235 average away from home. The Orioles on-base percentage sits at .311, which puts them at 19th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .408. With 56 hits, Adam Jones leads the team while his team ranks 16th in hits per game with 8.42.
With a 17-12 home record, Houston will hope to improve on their 32-20 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.40, Lance McCullers will come into this game holding a 1-0 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He's pitched 15 innings thus far while surrendering 14 hits over that time in which the Astros are 1-2. Against the over/under, the Astros are 1-2 when he starts. He is getting 2.3 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 99 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 2.23. The Astros bullpen has struck out 173 batters and walked 36 this season while opposing teams have hit .177 against them. Houston has a team average of 7.99 hits per game and are averaging 7.61 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.51, they are 7th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .225 average at Safeco Field. The Astros on-base percentage sits at .307, which puts them at 23rd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .417. With 61 hits, Jose Altuve leads the team while his team ranks 26th in hits per game with 7.94.
In terms of team defense, the Orioles have a fielding percentage of .985 with 27 total errors, 469 assists and 1,320 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Astros have accumlated 29 errors while having 597 assists and 1,416 put outs leading to a .986 fielding percentage.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 21-26 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 24-26 against the run line so far this season
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 23-27 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 32-20 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/02/15 SS J.J. Hardy Side missed last game, "?" Tuesday 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)
06/02/15 C Jason Castro Knee injured last game, is not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs. Baltimore Orioles
05/29/15 P Scott Feldman Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/27)
05/19/15 P Samuel Deduno Back 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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