Friday, August 7, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Kevin Gausman (2-2) vs. Andrew Heaney (5-1)
The Baltimore Orioles take on the Los Angeles Angels on Friday at Angel Stadium. The probable starters are Kevin Gausman for the Orioles and Andrew Heaney for the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +120 and Los Angeles at -130. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Orioles have a 44-56 over/under record and a 58-49 run line mark, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Angels are 51-56 against the run line and have a 49-54 over/under record. They cover the spread 44% of the time.
The Orioles show up with a 55-52 record, including 21-31 on the road. Kevin Gausman has an earned run average of 3.97 and is 2-2 so far on the season while having a 1.13 WHIP. He's pitched 47.2 innings thus far while surrendering 42 hits over that time and when he starts, the Orioles are 3-3. The Orioles are also 1-4 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 2.79 and they've given up 275 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .225 against the bullpen while being struck out 329 times and walking 116 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.46 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.66 batters per nine. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.74.
Baltimore ranks 11th in the league in team batting average at .255 while hitting .244 on the road. Ranked at 20th in the league in on-base percentage, the Orioles sit at .309 and they hold a .421 team slugging percentage. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.53 hits per game and Manny Machado leads the team with 120.
Los Angeles is 34-22 at home while holding a 57-50 overall record on the season. Andrew Heaney is starting this game 5-1 for the season with an earned run average of 1.97 and a WHIP of 0.90. He's pitched 45.2 innings thus far while surrendering 34 hits over that time in which the Angels are 6-1. The Angels are also 4-3 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 6.4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.51 and they have given up 270 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .238 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 269 times and walking 95 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 8.12 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.79 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.34.
They rank 13th in the league in team batting average with a .254 average while hitting .258 at home. Ranked at 3rd in the league in on-base percentage, the Angels sit at .329 and they hold a .425 team slugging percentage. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.39 hits per game and Mike Trout leads the team with 117.
The Orioles have committed 41 errors and have combined for 1,023 assists and 2,821 put outs leading to a .989 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .986 team fielding percentage while committing 56 errors, accumulating 964 assists and compiling 2,855 put outs.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 44-56 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 58-49 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 49-54 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 51-56 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/06/15 P Chris Tillman Ankle "?" for next scheduled start Sunday
08/01/15 P Mike Wright Calf Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/1)
07/22/15 LF Steve Pearce Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/19)
05/13/15 P Jason Garcia Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/11)
Los Angeles Angels
07/31/15 P C.J. Wilson Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/29); out for season
07/28/15 LF Matt Joyce Concussion 7-day DL (7/27)
07/22/15 3B David Freese Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/22)
06/21/15 P Jered Weaver Hip Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/21)
05/28/15 RF Collin Cowgill Wrist Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/27)
04/16/15 P Tyler Skaggs Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles
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