Thursday, September 17, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Tillman (9-11) vs. Matt Moore (1-4)
The Baltimore Orioles head to Tropicana Field on Thursday to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Chris Tillman for the Orioles and Matt Moore for the Rays. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at -107 and Tampa Bay at -103. The over/under was set at 8. The Orioles have a 64-72 over/under record and a 72-72 run line mark, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Rays have a 66-68 over/under record and a 77-67 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 54% of the time.
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The Orioles show up with a 71-73 record, including 27-44 on the road. Chris Tillman has an earned run average of 5.21 and is 9-11 so far on the season while having a 1.39 WHIP. The Orioles are 11-13 over his 148.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 153 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Orioles are 13-11 in his starts. The team is averaging 3.7 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.07 and they have given up 400 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .231 against the Orioles bullpen while walking 163 times and striking out 456 times. Baltimore is averaging 7.67 strikeouts per game while getting 8.79 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 18th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.02.
Baltimore is batting .253 as a team, which is good for 17th in the league and hitting .237 away from home. The Orioles hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308 which is good for 25th in baseball. Manny Machado leads the team in hits with 162 while the team ranks 17th in baseball with 8.57 hits per game.
Tampa Bay is 34-36 at home while holding a 70-74 overall record on the season. Matt Moore is starting this game 1-4 for the season with an earned run average of 8.42 and a WHIP of 1.93. The Rays have a record of 2-6 over the 36.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 54 hits. Against the over/under, the Rays are 4-1 when he starts. The team is averaging 4 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 427 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .233 against the Rays bullpen while walking 175 times and striking out 462 times. Tampa Bay is averaging 8.52 strikeouts per game while getting 8.06 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69.
They are batting .250 as a team, which is good for 22nd in the league and hitting .243 at home. The Rays hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313 which is good for 19th in baseball. Logan Forsythe leads the team in hits with 144 while the team ranks 23rd in baseball with 8.45 hits a game.
Baltimore has a team fielding percentage of .988 after having committed 64 errors with 1,408 assists and 3,831 put outs for the season. The Rays have committed 88 errors on the season with 1,237 assists and 3,884 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .983 on the year.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 64-72 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 72-72 against the run line so far this season
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 66-68 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 77-67 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/05/15 P Miguel Gonzalez Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/31)
05/13/15 P Jason Garcia Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/11)
Tampa Bay Rays
09/16/15 SS Asdrubal Cabrera Knee injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. New York Yankees
08/27/15 CF Desmond Jennings Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/26)
08/26/15 C Curt Casali Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/25)
08/21/15 P Jake McGee Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/19)
05/09/15 P Alex Cobb Forearm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
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
Guy's Pick: Take the Orioles
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