Thursday, June 18, 2015
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Bud Norris (2-4) vs. Sean O'Sullivan (1-5)
The Baltimore Orioles visit Citizens Bank Park on Thursday to play the Philadelphia Phillies. Bud Norris is the probable starter for the Orioles and he'll face Sean O'Sullivan of the Phillies. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at -152 and Philadelphia at +142. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Orioles, with a 34-30 run line record, cover the spread 53% of the time. They also have a 27-34 over/under record. The Phillies are 31-35 against the run line and have a 31-29 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
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The Orioles head into this matchup with a 33-31 record, including 9-17 on the road. Bud Norris has a 2-4 record on the season, an earned run average of 8.29 and a 1.71 WHIP. In his starts, the Orioles are 4-4 over his 38 innings pitched this season while giving up 50 hits during those innings. The Orioles are also 6-1 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 7 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.86 and they have given up 163 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .219 against the Orioles bullpen while walking 70 times and striking out 204 times. Baltimore is averaging 7.96 strikeouts per game while getting 8.18 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 12th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.74.
Baltimore is batting .260 as a team, which is good for 10th in the league and hitting .236 away from home. The Orioles hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315 which is good for 17th in baseball. Adam Jones leads the team in hits with 72 while the team ranks 13th in baseball with 8.64 hits per game.
With a 15-16 home record, Philadelphia will hope to improve on their 22-44 overall mark. Sean O'Sullivan has a record of 1-5 while sporting an earned run average of 5.08 on the year with a 1.46 WHIP. In his starts, the Phillies are 3-6 and he has allowed 60 hits over 51.1 innings pitched this season. The Phillies are also 4-4 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 3.1 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.47 and they have given up 204 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .253 against the Phillies bullpen while walking 101 times and striking out 199 times. Philadelphia is averaging 7.29 strikeouts per game while getting 9.45 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.35.
They are batting .236 as a team, which is good for 28th in the league and hitting .232 at home. The Phillies hold a .347 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .286 which is good for 29th in baseball. Ben Revere leads the team in hits with 69 while the team ranks 26th in baseball with 7.94 hits a game.
Baltimore has a team fielding percentage of .987 after having committed 29 errors with 589 assists and 1,689 put outs for the season. The Phillies have committed 50 errors on the season with 642 assists and 1,737 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .979 on the year.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 27-34 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 34-30 against the run line so far this season
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 31-29 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 31-35 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/17/15 CF Adam Jones Shoulder "?" Wednesday vs. Philadelphia Phillies
06/11/15 P Miguel Gonzalez Groin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/11)
05/13/15 P Jason Garcia Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/11)
05/08/15 P Kevin Gausman Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/7)
04/18/15 2B Jonathan Schoop Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/18)
04/11/15 P Wesley Wright Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/11)
06/17/15 P Jerome Williams Hamstring out indefinitely
05/18/15 P Chad Billingsley Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/17)
04/06/15 P Jonathan Pettibone Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 P Mario Hollands Arch Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
04/04/15 P Cliff Lee Arm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/16)
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles
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