Wednesday, August 5, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Wei-Yin Chen (5-6) vs. Kendall Graveman (6-7)
The Oakland Athletics host the Baltimore Orioles at O.co Coliseum on Wednesday. Wei-Yin Chen is the probable starter for the Orioles and he'll face Kendall Graveman of the Athletics. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at -130 and Oakland at +120. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Orioles have a 43-55 over/under record and a 57-48 run line mark, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Athletics have a 52-47 over/under record and a 50-57 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 47% of the time.
The Orioles head into this matchup with a 54-51 record, including 20-30 on the road. Wei-Yin Chen has an earned run average of 3.24 and is 5-6 so far on the season while having a 1.18 WHIP. In his starts, the Orioles are 12-8 over his 125 innings pitched this season while giving up 121 hits during those innings. The Orioles are also 4-14 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3.6 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 2.80 and they've given up 269 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .225 against the bullpen while being struck out 319 times and walking 113 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.48 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.62 batters per nine. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.74.
Baltimore ranks 11th in the league in team batting average at .255 while hitting .244 on the road. Ranked at 20th in the league in on-base percentage, the Orioles sit at .309 and they hold a .422 team slugging percentage. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.52 hits per game and Manny Machado leads the team with 117.
With a 23-32 home record, Oakland will hope to improve on their 47-60 overall mark. Kendall Graveman is starting this game 6-7 for the season with an earned run average of 3.84 and a WHIP of 1.44. In his starts, the Athletics are 8-9 and he has allowed 104 hits over 96 innings pitched this season. The Athletics are also 7-9 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 3.4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 4.23 and they have given up 281 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .241 against the Athletics bullpen while being struck out 299 times and walking 105 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 8.14 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.67 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.49.
They rank 18th in the league in team batting average with a .250 average while hitting .255 at home. Ranked at 21st in the league in on-base percentage, the Athletics sit at .309 and they hold a .382 team slugging percentage. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.59 hits per game and Josh Reddick leads the team with 100.
The Orioles have committed 41 errors and have combined for 1,002 assists and 2,767 put outs leading to a .989 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .977 team fielding percentage while committing 92 errors, accumulating 1072 assists and compiling 2,847 put outs.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 43-55 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 57-48 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 52-47 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 50-57 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/04/15 P Chris Tillman Ankle "?" for next start scheduled start Friday
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)
08/04/15 RF Josh Reddick Back is upgraded to probable Tuesday 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 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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