Monday, August 10, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Wei-Yin Chen (5-6) vs. Vidal Nuno (0-0)
The Baltimore Orioles take on the Seattle Mariners on Monday at Safeco Field. Wei-Yin Chen is the probable starter for the Orioles and he'll face Vidal Nuno of the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at -105 and Seattle at -105. The over/under was set at 7. The Orioles have a 45-57 over/under record and a 59-50 run line mark, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Mariners are 46-65 against the run line and have a 51-55 over/under record. They cover the spread 41% of the time.
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The Orioles come into this game with a 56-53 record, and they are 22-32 away from home. Wei-Yin Chen has a 5-6 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.32 and a 1.19 WHIP. He's pitched 130 innings thus far while surrendering 125 hits over that time and when he starts, the Orioles are 13-8. The Orioles are also 5-14 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 3.8 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.81 and they have given up 282 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 330 and walked 118 batters this season while opposing teams hit .228 against them. Baltimore has a team average of 8.48 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.62 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.75, they are 12th in the league.
Baltimore is batting .256 as a team, which is good for 10th in the league and hitting .247 away from home. The Orioles hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310 which is good for 19th in baseball. With 123 hits, Manny Machado leads the team while his team ranks 15th in hits per game with 8.59.
With a 51-60 overall record, Seattle will come into this game 23-32 at home. Vidal Nuno has a record of 0-0 while sporting an earned run average of 2.88 on the year with a 1.16 WHIP. He's pitched 25 innings thus far while surrendering 24 hits over that time in which the Mariners are 1-0. The Mariners are also 1-0 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 10 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 326 base hits on the year. The Mariners bullpen has struck out 311 batters and walked 133 this season while opposing teams have hit .251 against them. Seattle has a team average of 8.56 hits per game and are averaging 7.89 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.02, they are 20th in the league.
They are batting .242 as a team, which is good for 27th in the league and hitting .250 at home. The Mariners hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303 which is good for 26th in baseball. With 137 hits, Nelson Cruz leads the team while his team ranks 24th in hits per game with 8.27.
Baltimore has a team fielding percentage of .989 after having committed 42 errors with 1,041 assists and 2,872 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Mariners have accumlated 59 errors while having 1158 assists and 3,011 put outs leading to a .986 fielding percentage.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 45-57 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 59-50 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 51-55 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 46-65 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/08/15 P Chris Tillman Ankle is upgraded to probable for next start Monday vs. Seattle Mariners
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)
07/09/15 P Charlie Furbush Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/9)
05/29/15 P James Paxton Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/29)
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles
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