Tuesday, September 8, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Kevin Gausman (2-6) vs. Masahiro Tanaka (11-6)
The Baltimore Orioles head to Yankee Stadium on Tuesday to take on the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Kevin Gausman for the Orioles and Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +158 and New York at -168. The over/under was set at 8. The Orioles, with a 67-69 run line record, cover the spread 49% of the time. They also have a 59-69 over/under record. The Yankees are 71-64 against the run line and have a 66-65 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
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The Orioles come into this game with a 65-71 record, and they are 25-43 away from home. Starting pitcher Kevin Gausman holds a 2-6 record with an earned run average of 4.59 and a WHIP of 1.25. He's pitched 82.1 innings thus far while surrendering 83 hits over that time and when he starts, the Orioles are 4-8. The Orioles are also 4-7 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3.1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 373 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 2.93. The bullpen has struck out 428 and walked 154 batters this season while opposing teams hit .231 against them. Baltimore has a team average of 8.83 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.67 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.98, they are 19th in the league.
Baltimore ranks 20th in the league in team batting average at .251 while hitting .237 on the road. The Orioles on-base percentage sits at .305, which puts them at 27th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .421. With 155 hits, Manny Machado leads the team while his team ranks 20th in hits per game with 8.51.
With a 76-59 overall record, New York will come into this game 39-27 at home. With an earned run average of 3.73, Masahiro Tanaka will come into this game holding a 11-6 record and a 1.02 WHIP. He's pitched 128 innings thus far while surrendering 106 hits over that time in which the Yankees are 14-6. The Yankees are also 10-10 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 6.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 364 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.33. The Yankees bullpen has struck out 488 batters and walked 174 this season while opposing teams have hit .221 against them. New York has a team average of 8.68 hits per game and are averaging 8.37 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.94, they are 15th in the league.
They rank 14th in the league in team batting average with a .254 average while hitting .255 at home. The Yankees on-base percentage sits at .326, which puts them at 5th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .429. With 133 hits, Chase Headley leads the team while his team ranks 9th in hits per game with 8.76.
In terms of team defense, the Orioles have a fielding percentage of .988 with 58 total errors, 1,330 assists and 3,606 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Yankees have accumulated 80 errors while having 1,318 assists and 3,650 put outs leading to a .984 fielding percentage.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 59-69 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 67-69 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 66-65 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 71-64 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/07/15 C Matt Wieters Wrist is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Monday vs. New York Yankees
09/05/15 P Miguel Gonzalez Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/31)
08/24/15 SS J.J. Hardy Groin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/24); expected to be activated Tuesday vs. NY Yankees
05/13/15 P Jason Garcia Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/11)
New York Yankees
08/30/15 1B Mark Teixeira Shin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/27)
08/25/15 P CC Sabathia Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/24)
08/03/15 P Diego Moreno Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/2)
06/21/15 RF Mason Williams Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/20)
05/15/15 P Chase Whitley Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/15)
Guy's Pick: Take the Yankees
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