Monday, August 3, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Tillman (8-7) vs. Jesse Chavez (5-10)
The Baltimore Orioles take on the Oakland Athletics on Monday at O.co Coliseum. Chris Tillman is the probable starter for the Orioles and he'll face Jesse Chavez of the Athletics. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +101 and Oakland at -111. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Orioles have a 42-55 over/under record and a 56-48 run line mark, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Athletics have a 51-46 over/under record and a 50-55 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 48% of the time.
The Orioles show up with a 53-51 record, including 19-30 on the road. Starting pitcher Chris Tillman holds a 8-7 record with an earned run average of 4.35 and a WHIP of 1.33. In his starts, the Orioles are 11-9 over his 113.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 109 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 9-11. His teammates are averaging 5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.81 and they have given up 269 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the bullpen while being struck out 316 times and walking 113 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.66 batters per nine. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.73.
Baltimore ranks 11th in the league in team batting average at .254 while hitting .241 on the road. The Orioles hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.5 hits per game and Manny Machado leads the team with 117.
Oakland is 22-31 at home while holding a 46-59 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 3.53, Jesse Chavez will come into this game holding a 5-10 record and a 1.26 WHIP. In his starts, the Athletics are 5-13 and he has allowed 113 hits over 114.2 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 9-8. His teammates score an average of 4.4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.25 and they have given up 274 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Athletics bullpen while being struck out 288 times and walking 104 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 8.11 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.65 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.46.
They rank 17th in the league in team batting average with a .251 average while hitting .257 at home. The Athletics hold a .384 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.63 hits per game and Josh Reddick leads the team with 100.
Baltimore has a team fielding percentage of .989 after having committed 40 errors with 977 assists and 2,713 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .977 team fielding percentage while committing 91 errors, accumulating 1050 assists and compiling 2,790 put outs.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 42-55 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 56-48 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 51-46 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 50-55 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/01/15 P Chris Tillman Ankle expected to miss next start Monday vs Oakland Athletics
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)
07/11/15 P Jesse Hahn Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/6)
06/14/15 P Pat Venditte Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/11)
05/30/15 P Sean Doolittle Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/28)
05/23/15 CF Coco Crisp Neck Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/21)
05/23/15 2B Tyler Ladendorf Ankle Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/22)
04/05/15 P Jarrod Parker Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/05/15 P Sean Nolin Abdominal Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/4)
04/04/15 P Taylor Thompson Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/26)
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics
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