Saturday, August 8, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Ubaldo Jimenez (8-7) vs. Garrett Richards (11-8)
The Baltimore Orioles visit Angel Stadium on Saturday to play the Los Angeles Angels. The Orioles send Ubaldo Jimenez to the mound to face Garrett Richards of 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 head into this matchup with a 55-52 record, including 21-31 on the road. Starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez holds a 8-7 record with an earned run average of 4.04 and a WHIP of 1.34. He's pitched 118 innings thus far while surrendering 119 hits over that time and when he starts, the Orioles are 10-11. The Orioles are also 9-10 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.79 and they have given up 275 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .225 against the Orioles bullpen while walking 116 times and striking out 329 times. Baltimore is averaging 7.66 strikeouts per game while getting 8.46 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 13th in baseball 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. The Orioles hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309 which is good for 20th in baseball. Manny Machado leads the team in hits with 120 while the team ranks 16th in baseball with 8.53 hits per game.
With a 34-22 home record, Los Angeles will hope to improve on their 57-50 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.46, Garrett Richards will come into this game holding a 11-8 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He's pitched 130 innings thus far while surrendering 109 hits over that time in which the Angels are 12-8. The Angels are also 11-9 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 4.1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.51 and they have given up 270 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .238 against the Angels bullpen while walking 95 times and striking out 269 times. Los Angeles is averaging 8.81 strikeouts per game while getting 8.17 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.39.
They rank 10th in the league in team batting average with a .255 average while hitting .258 at home. The Angels hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329 which is good for 3rd in baseball. Mike Trout leads the team in hits with 117 while the team ranks 20th in baseball with 8.45 hits a game.
Baltimore has a team fielding percentage of .989 after having committed 41 errors with 1,023 assists and 2,821 put outs for the season. The Angels have committed 56 errors on the season with 964 assists and 2,855 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .986 on the year.
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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