Sunday, June 21, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Tillman (5-7) vs. Scott Copeland (1-1)
The Baltimore Orioles take on the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday at Rogers Centre. Chris Tillman is the probable starter for the Orioles and he'll face Scott Copeland of the Blue Jays. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +117 and Toronto at -127. The over/under was set at 9.5. The Orioles, with a 36-31 run line record, cover the spread 54% of the time. They also have a 29-35 over/under record. The Blue Jays are 37-32 against the run line and have a 33-31 over/under record. They cover the spread 54% of the time.
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The Orioles show up with a 34-33 record, including 10-19 on the road. Starting pitcher Chris Tillman holds a 5-7 record with an earned run average of 5.58 and a WHIP of 1.55. The Orioles are 6-7 over his 71 innings pitched and he's also given up 74 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Orioles are 8-5 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 5.3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 170 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 2.76. Opposing teams are hitting .219 against the Orioles bullpen while walking 73 times and striking out 208 times. Baltimore is averaging 7.85 strikeouts per game while getting 8.19 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 11th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.73.
Baltimore ranks 13th in the league in team batting average at .257 while hitting .232 on the road. The Orioles on-base percentage sits at .313, which puts them at 18th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .419. Manny Machado leads the team in hits with 75 while the team ranks 15th in baseball with 8.55 hits per game.
Toronto is 23-12 at home while holding a 37-32 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 2.57, Scott Copeland will come into this game holding a 1-1 record and a 1.29 WHIP. The Blue Jays have a record of 1-1 over the 14 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 16 hits. Against the over/under, the Blue Jays are 0-1 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 4.5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 156 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.45. Opposing teams are hitting .212 against the Blue Jays bullpen while walking 62 times and striking out 198 times. Toronto is averaging 7 strikeouts per game while getting 8.39 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.13.
They rank 3rd in the league in team batting average with a .269 average while hitting .282 at home. The Blue Jays on-base percentage sits at .336, which puts them at 1st in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .447. Josh Donaldson leads the team in hits with 83 while the team ranks 6th in baseball with 9.1 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Orioles have a fielding percentage of .987 with 32 total errors, 615 assists and 1,764 put outs. The Blue Jays have committed 35 errors on the season with 690 assists and 1,824 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .986 on the year.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 29-35 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 36-31 against the run line so far this season
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 33-31 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 37-32 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/11/15 P Miguel Gonzalez Groin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/11)
05/13/15 P Jason Garcia Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/11)
05/08/15 P Kevin Gausman Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/7)
04/18/15 2B Jonathan Schoop Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/18)
04/11/15 P Wesley Wright Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/11)
Toronto Blue Jays
06/14/15 P Aaron Sanchez Side Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/6)
05/30/15 2B Steve Tolleson Groin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/27)
05/22/15 2B Devon Travis Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/17)
05/10/15 RF Michael Saunders Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/10)
04/06/15 2B Maicer Izturis Groin Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 P Marcus Stroman Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles
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