Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Miguel Gonzalez (9-7) vs. Chris Bassitt (0-4)
The Baltimore Orioles take on the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday at O.co Coliseum. The Orioles send Miguel Gonzalez to the mound to face Chris Bassitt of the Athletics. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at -108 and Oakland at -102. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Orioles, with a 56-48 run line record, cover the spread 54% of the time. They also have a 42-55 over/under record. The Athletics have a 51-47 over/under record and a 50-56 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 47% of the time.
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The Orioles show up with a 53-51 record, including 19-30 on the road. Miguel Gonzalez has an earned run average of 4.28 and is 9-7 so far on the season while having a 1.29 WHIP. He's pitched 109.1 innings thus far while surrendering 108 hits over that time and when he starts, the Orioles are 11-8. Against the over/under, the Orioles are 10-9 in his starts. He is getting 5 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.81 and they have given up 269 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .226 against the Orioles bullpen while walking 113 times and striking out 316 times. Baltimore is averaging 7.64 strikeouts per game while getting 8.5 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 14th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.75.
As a team, Baltimore is batting .254, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .241 average away from home. The Orioles hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309 which is good for 21st in baseball. Manny Machado leads the team in hits with 117 while the team ranks 16th in baseball with 8.47 hits per game.
Oakland is 23-31 at home while holding a 47-59 overall record on the season. Chris Bassitt is starting this game 0-4 for the season with an earned run average of 3.10 and a WHIP of 1.11. He's pitched 40.2 innings thus far while surrendering 33 hits over that time in which the Athletics are 1-4. Against the over/under, the Athletics are 1-4 when he starts. He is getting 1.8 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.21 and they have given up 276 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .241 against the Athletics bullpen while walking 105 times and striking out 292 times. Oakland is averaging 7.67 strikeouts per game while getting 8.08 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.44.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .256 average at home. The Athletics hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310 which is good for 19th in baseball. Josh Reddick leads the team in hits with 100 while the team ranks 14th in baseball with 8.61 hits a game.
Baltimore has a team fielding percentage of .989 after having committed 41 errors with 989 assists and 2,740 put outs for the season. The Athletics have committed 91 errors on the season with 1061 assists and 2,820 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .977 on the year.
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 51-47 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 50-56 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)
08/03/15 RF Josh Reddick Back is downgraded to doubtful Monday vs. Baltimore Orioles
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics
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