Wednesday, July 8, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Ubaldo Jimenez (7-4) vs. Tommy Milone (4-1)
The Minnesota Twins welcome the Baltimore Orioles to Target Field on Wednesday. Ubaldo Jimenez is the probable starter for the Orioles and he'll face Tommy Milone of the Twins. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at -115 and Minnesota at +105. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Orioles, with a 46-37 run line record, cover the spread 55% of the time. They also have a 34-45 over/under record. The Twins have a 37-40 over/under record and a 52-31 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 63% of the time.
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The Orioles head into this matchup with a 43-40 record, including 15-23 on the road. Ubaldo Jimenez has a 7-4 record on the season, an earned run average of 2.96 and a 1.23 WHIP. The Orioles are 9-7 over his 94.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 87 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Orioles are 6-9 in his starts. He is getting 4.3 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.86 and they have given up 212 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 259 and walked 93 batters this season while opposing teams hit .221 against them. Baltimore has a team average of 8.29 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.76 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.68, they are 12th in the league.
As a team, Baltimore is batting .257, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .242 average away from home. The Orioles hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312 which is good for 19th in baseball. With 95 hits, Manny Machado leads the team while his team ranks 14th in hits per game with 8.59.
With a 26-15 home record, Minnesota will hope to improve on their 44-39 overall mark. Tommy Milone has a record of 4-1 while sporting an earned run average of 3.02 on the year with a 1.27 WHIP. The Twins have a record of 5-5 over the 59.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 56 hits. Against the over/under, the Twins are 5-4 when he starts. He is getting 5.4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.82 and they have given up 246 base hits on the year. The Twins bullpen has struck out 165 batters and walked 77 this season while opposing teams have hit .255 against them. Minnesota has a team average of 9.42 hits per game and are averaging 6.02 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.83, they are 14th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .273 average at Safeco Field. The Twins hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302 which is good for 25th in baseball. With 83 hits, Brian Dozier leads the team while his team ranks 22nd in hits per game with 8.33.
Baltimore has a team fielding percentage of .987 after having committed 38 errors with 765 assists and 2,188 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Twins have accumlated 46 errors while having 866 assists and 2,207 put outs leading to a .985 fielding percentage.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 34-45 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 46-37 against the run line so far this season
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 37-40 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 52-31 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/07/15 LF Nolan Reimold Personal paternity list
05/13/15 P Jason Garcia Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/11)
04/11/15 P Wesley Wright Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/11)
07/07/15 RF Torii Hunter Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs. Baltimore Orioles
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Orioles
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