Thursday, June 4, 2015
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Wei-Yin Chen (1-4) vs. Dallas Keuchel (7-1)
The Baltimore Orioles head to Minute Maid Park on Thursday to take on The Houston Astros. The probable starters are Wei-Yin Chen for the Orioles and Dallas Keuchel for the Astros. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +135 and Houston at -145. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Orioles, with a 24-27 run line record, cover the spread 47% of the time. They also have a 22-26 over/under record. The Astros are 33-20 against the run line and have a 24-27 over/under record. They cover the spread 62% of the time.
The Orioles head into this matchup with a 23-28 record, including 6-15 on the road. Wei-Yin Chen has a 1-4 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.21 and a 1.17 WHIP. In his starts, the Orioles are 5-5 over his 61.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 57 hits during those innings. The Orioles are also 3-6 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3.4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.41 and they've given up 139 hits on the season. 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 8.46 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.67 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.02, they are 18th in the league.
Baltimore ranks 13th in the league in team batting average at .253 while hitting .234 on the road. Ranked at 20th in the league in on-base percentage, the Orioles sit at .310 and they hold a .406 team slugging percentage. With 56 hits, Adam Jones leads the team while his team ranks 18th in hits per game with 8.39.
With a 18-12 home record, Houston will hope to improve on their 33-20 overall mark. Dallas Keuchel has a record of 7-1 while sporting an earned run average of 1.76 on the year with a 0.91 WHIP. In his starts, the Astros are 9-2 and he has allowed 53 hits over 81.2 innings pitched this season. The Astros are also 5-6 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 4.6 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 2.23 and they have given up 99 hits on the season. 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 7.63 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.57, they are 7th in the league.
They rank 27th in the league in team batting average with a .239 average while hitting .227 at home. Ranked at 21st in the league in on-base percentage, the Astros sit at .308 and they hold a .419 team slugging percentage. With 62 hits, Jose Altuve leads the team while his team ranks 26th in hits per game with 7.96.
The Orioles have committed 27 errors and have combined for 469 assists and 1,320 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. 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 22-26 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 24-27 against the run line so far this season
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 24-27 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 33-20 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/02/15 SS J.J. Hardy Side "?" Wednesday 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 "?" Wednesday 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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles
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