Sunday, July 26, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Wei-Yin Chen (4-6) vs. Matt Moore (1-1)
The Baltimore Orioles visit Tropicana Field on Sunday to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Wei-Yin Chen for the Orioles and Matt Moore for the Rays. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +102 and Tampa Bay at -112. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Orioles have a 39-51 over/under record and a 51-44 run line mark, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Rays are 53-45 against the run line and have a 40-51 over/under record. They cover the spread 54% of the time.
The Orioles come into this game with a 46-49 record, and they are 17-30 away from home. Wei-Yin Chen has an earned run average of 2.86 and is 4-6 so far on the season while having a 1.12 WHIP. He's pitched 116.1 innings thus far while surrendering 105 hits over that time and when he starts, the Orioles are 10-8. The Orioles are also 3-14 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 3.3 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 243 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 2.87. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen while being struck out 291 times and walking 107 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.48 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.77 batters per nine. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79.
As a team, Baltimore is batting .254, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .240 average away from home. The Orioles on-base percentage sits at .308, which puts them at 21st in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .420. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.48 hits per game and Manny Machado leads the team with 109.
With a 49-49 overall record, Tampa Bay will come into this game 24-25 at home. Matt Moore is starting this game 1-1 for the season with an earned run average of 7.23 and a WHIP of 1.88. He's pitched 18.2 innings thus far while surrendering 25 hits over that time in which the Rays are 1-3. The Rays are also 2-0 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 292 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.83. Teams are hitting .234 against the Rays bullpen while being struck out 300 times and walking 128 times this season. As a team, Tampa Bay has allowed 7.88 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.54.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .238 average at home. The Rays on-base percentage sits at .303, which puts them at 25th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .375. They rank 29th in baseball with 7.87 hits per game and Logan Forsythe leads the team with 93.
In terms of team defense, the Orioles have a fielding percentage of .989 with 39 total errors, 877 assists and 2,491 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .985 team fielding percentage while committing 54 errors, accumulating 873 assists and compiling 2,631 put outs.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 39-51 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 51-44 against the run line so far this season
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 40-51 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 53-45 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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)
Tampa Bay Rays
07/12/15 SS Asdrubal Cabrera Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/12)
05/10/15 P Drew Smyly Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/6), out for season
05/09/15 P Alex Cobb Forearm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
05/03/15 CF Desmond Jennings Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/26)
04/29/15 P Kirby Yates Pectoral Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/29)
04/18/15 P Jeff Beliveau Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/22), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays
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