Monday, July 6, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Wei-Yin Chen (4-4) vs. Phil Hughes (7-6)
The Baltimore Orioles head to Target Field on Monday to take on the Minnesota Twins. The probable starters are Wei-Yin Chen for the Orioles and Phil Hughes for the Twins. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at -107 and Minnesota at -103. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Orioles, with a 45-36 run line record, cover the spread 56% of the time. They also have a 33-44 over/under record. The Twins are 50-31 against the run line and have a 37-38 over/under record. They cover the spread 62% of the time.
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The Orioles come into this game with a 42-39 record, and they are 14-22 away from home. Wei-Yin Chen has an earned run average of 2.84 and is 4-4 so far on the season while having a 1.11 WHIP. The Orioles are 10-5 over his 95 innings pitched and he's also given up 83 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 3-11. He is getting 3.6 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 209 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 2.85. The bullpen has struck out 253 and walked 91 batters this season while opposing teams hit .222 against them. Baltimore has a team average of 8.37 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.78 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.71, they are 13th in the league.
As a team, Baltimore is batting .257, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .241 average away from home. The Orioles on-base percentage sits at .312, which puts them at 19th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .421. With 95 hits, Manny Machado leads the team while his team ranks 16th in hits per game with 8.56.
With a 43-38 overall record, Minnesota will come into this game 25-15 at home. Phil Hughes is starting this game 7-6 for the season with an earned run average of 4.27 and a WHIP of 1.22. The Twins have a record of 8-8 over the 105.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 118 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 8-7. He is getting 4.1 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 244 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.84. The Twins bullpen has struck out 161 batters and walked 76 this season while opposing teams have hit .257 against them. Minnesota has a team average of 9.48 hits per game and are averaging 5.98 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.86, they are 14th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .276 average at Safeco Field. The Twins on-base percentage sits at .302, which puts them at 24th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .391. With 82 hits, Brian Dozier leads the team while his team ranks 21st in hits per game with 8.37.
In terms of team defense, the Orioles have a fielding percentage of .987 with 38 total errors, 748 assists and 2,133 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Twins have accumlated 46 errors while having 850 assists and 2,153 put outs leading to a .985 fielding percentage.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 33-44 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 45-36 against the run line so far this season
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 37-38 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 50-31 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/13/15 P Jason Garcia Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/11)
04/18/15 2B Jonathan Schoop Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/18)
04/11/15 P Wesley Wright Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/11)
07/03/15 CF Shane Robinson Personal out indefinitely
06/26/15 CF Byron Buxton Thumb Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/25)
06/04/15 P Ricky Nolasco Ankle Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/1)
05/16/15 CF Jordan Schafer Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/16)
04/04/15 P Ervin Santana Suspension Served expected to start Sunday vs. Kansas City Royals
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins
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