Tuesday, August 11, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Tillman (8-7) vs. Taijuan Walker (8-7)
The Baltimore Orioles visit Safeco Field on Tuesday to play the Seattle Mariners. Chris Tillman is the probable starter for the Orioles and he'll face Taijuan Walker of the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +102 and Seattle at -112. The over/under was set at 7. The Orioles have a 46-58 over/under record and a 60-51 run line mark, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Mariners are 48-65 against the run line and have a 51-57 over/under record. They cover the spread 43% of the time.
The Orioles come into this game with a 57-54 record, and they are 23-33 away from home. Chris Tillman has an earned run average of 4.35 and is 8-7 so far on the season while having a 1.33 WHIP. He's pitched 113.2 innings thus far while surrendering 109 hits over that time and when he starts, the Orioles are 11-9. Against the over/under, the Orioles are 9-11 in his starts. The team is averaging 5 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 2.78 and they've given up 289 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 341 and walked 122 batters this season while opposing teams hit .228 against them. Baltimore has a team average of 8.47 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.67 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.73, they are 12th in the league.
Baltimore is batting .255 as a team, which is good for 11th in the league and hitting .246 away from home. Ranked at 20th in the league in on-base percentage, the Orioles sit at .309 and they hold a .424 team slugging percentage. With 129 hits, Manny Machado leads the team while his team ranks 13th in hits per game with 8.58.
With a 52-61 overall record, Seattle will come into this game 24-33 at home. Taijuan Walker is starting this game 8-7 for the season with an earned run average of 4.67 and a WHIP of 1.22. He's pitched 129 innings thus far while surrendering 123 hits over that time in which the Mariners are 12-10. Against the over/under, the Mariners are 12-9 when he starts. The team is averaging 4.3 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.96 and they have given up 330 hits on the season. The Mariners bullpen has struck out 315 batters and walked 135 this season while opposing teams have hit .250 against them. Seattle has a team average of 8.54 hits per game and are averaging 7.88 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.99, they are 19th in the league.
They are batting .241 as a team, which is good for 27th in the league and hitting .247 at home. Ranked at 27th in the league in on-base percentage, the Mariners sit at .302 and they hold a .396 team slugging percentage. With 138 hits, Nelson Cruz leads the team while his team ranks 25th in hits per game with 8.21.
The Orioles have committed 43 errors and have combined for 1,061 assists and 2,931 put outs leading to a .989 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Mariners have accumlated 59 errors while having 1179 assists and 3,065 put outs leading to a .986 fielding percentage.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 46-58 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 60-51 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 51-57 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 48-65 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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Mariners
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