Sunday, August 30, 2015
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Miguel Gonzalez (9-10) vs. Derek Holland (1-1)
The Baltimore Orioles take on the Texas Rangers on Sunday at Globe Life Park. The probable starters are Miguel Gonzalez for the Orioles and Derek Holland for the Rangers. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +115 and Texas at -125. The over/under was set at 9. The Orioles, with a 66-62 run line record, cover the spread 52% of the time. They also have a 54-66 over/under record. The Rangers have a 55-65 over/under record and a 78-49 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 61% of the time.
The Orioles head into this matchup with a 63-65 record, including 24-39 on the road. Miguel Gonzalez has an earned run average of 4.78 and is 9-10 so far on the season while having a 1.37 WHIP. The Orioles are 12-12 over his 135.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 140 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Orioles are 12-12 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 338 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 2.86. 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 8.63 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.67 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.86.
Baltimore ranks 11th in the league in team batting average at .254 while hitting .239 on the road. The Orioles on-base percentage sits at .307, which puts them at 21st in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .423. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.59 hits per game and Manny Machado leads the team with 147.
With a 30-32 home record, Texas will hope to improve on their 66-61 overall mark. Derek Holland is starting this game 1-1 for the season with an earned run average of 4.72 and a WHIP of 1.35. The Rangers have a record of 1-2 over the 13.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 17 hits. Against the over/under, the Rangers are 1-1 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 4.3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 395 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 4.52. Teams are hitting .252 against the Rangers bullpen while being struck out 362 times and walking 168 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 9.19 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.72 batters per nine. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.37.
They rank 9th in the league in team batting average with a .256 average while hitting .270 at home. The Rangers on-base percentage sits at .319, which puts them at 12th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .409. They rank 9th in baseball with 8.75 hits per game and Prince Fielder leads the team with 151.
In terms of team defense, the Orioles have a fielding percentage of .989 with 53 total errors, 1,246 assists and 3,396 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .981 team fielding percentage while committing 93 errors, accumulating 1,301 assists and compiling 3,401 put outs.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 54-66 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 66-62 against the run line so far this season
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 55-65 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 78-49 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)
08/28/15 2B Rougned Odor Finger "?" Saturday vs. Baltimore Orioles
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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