Friday, August 28, 2015
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Kevin Gausman (2-5) vs. Cole Hamels (1-1)
The Texas Rangers welcome the Baltimore Orioles to Globe Life Park on Friday. Kevin Gausman is the probable starter for the Orioles and he'll face Cole Hamels of the Rangers. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +127 and Texas at -137. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Orioles have a 54-65 over/under record and a 66-60 run line mark, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Rangers have a 55-63 over/under record and a 76-49 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 61% of the time.
The Orioles come into this game with a 63-63 record, and they are 24-37 away from home. Kevin Gausman has a 2-5 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.30 and a 1.13 WHIP. In his starts, the Orioles are 3-7 over his 73.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 66 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Orioles are 3-6 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 2.9 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 2.87 and they've given up 335 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen while being struck out 396 times and walking 144 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.58 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.75 batters per nine. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.84.
Baltimore ranks 9th in the league in team batting average at .256 while hitting .242 on the road. Ranked at 20th in the league in on-base percentage, the Orioles sit at .308 and they hold a .425 team slugging percentage. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.66 hits per game and Manny Machado leads the team with 144.
With a 64-61 overall record, Texas will come into this game 28-32 at home. Cole Hamels has a record of 1-1 while sporting an earned run average of 4.72 on the year with a 1.50 WHIP. In his starts, the Rangers are 2-2 and he has allowed 31 hits over 26.2 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Rangers are 2-2 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 4.5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 4.53 and they have given up 394 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .252 against the Rangers bullpen while being struck out 360 times and walking 168 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 9.25 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.68 batters per nine. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.43.
They rank 10th in the league in team batting average with a .255 average while hitting .268 at home. Ranked at 14th in the league in on-base percentage, the Rangers sit at .318 and they hold a .409 team slugging percentage. They rank 9th in baseball with 8.73 hits per game and Prince Fielder leads the team with 148.
The Orioles have committed 53 errors and have combined for 1,215 assists and 3,348 put outs leading to a .989 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .980 team fielding percentage while committing 93 errors, accumulating 1278 assists and compiling 3,347 put outs.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 54-65 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 66-60 against the run line so far this season
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 55-63 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 76-49 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/24/15 SS J.J. Hardy Groin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/24)
08/01/15 P Mike Wright Calf Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/1)
05/13/15 P Jason Garcia Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/11)
08/27/15 2B Rougned Odor Finger is not expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
08/25/15 CF Leonys Martin Hand Injury is on the 15 day disabled list
08/20/15 RF Josh Hamilton Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/16)
08/13/15 1B Kyle Blanks Achilles Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/17)
08/02/15 P Tanner Scheppers Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/2)
08/01/15 C Robinson Chirinos Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/31)
07/18/15 C Carlos Corporan Thumb Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/13)
05/29/15 P Nick Tepesch Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/7)
04/06/15 P Lisalverto Bonilla Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/31)
04/06/15 P Yu Darvish Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6), out for season
04/04/15 RF Antoan Richardson Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/2)
04/04/15 2B Jurickson Profar Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/24), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles
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