Friday, September 4, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Ubaldo Jimenez (9-9) vs. Drew Hutchison (13-2)
The Baltimore Orioles visit Rogers Centre on Friday to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Ubaldo Jimenez for the Orioles and Drew Hutchison for the Blue Jays. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +159 and Toronto at -169. The over/under was set at 9.5. The Orioles, with a 66-67 run line record, cover the spread 50% of the time. They also have a 57-68 over/under record. The Blue Jays are 75-58 against the run line and have a 62-63 over/under record. They cover the spread 56% of the time.
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The Orioles head into this matchup with a 64-69 record, including 24-41 on the road. Starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez holds a 9-9 record with an earned run average of 4.34 and a WHIP of 1.38. He's pitched 147.1 innings thus far while surrendering 153 hits over that time and when he starts, the Orioles are 13-13. Against the over/under, the Orioles are 12-12 in his starts. He is getting 4.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 359 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 2.88. The bullpen has struck out 414 and walked 151 batters this season while opposing teams hit .229 against them. Baltimore has a team average of 8.76 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.64 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.95, they are 14th in the league.
As a team, Baltimore is batting .252, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .238 average away from home. The Orioles on-base percentage sits at .305, which puts them at 26th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .419. With 151 hits, Manny Machado leads the team while his team ranks 18th in hits per game with 8.53.
With a 45-24 home record, Toronto will hope to improve on their 76-57 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.87, Drew Hutchison will come into this game holding a 13-2 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He's pitched 138.2 innings thus far while surrendering 155 hits over that time in which the Blue Jays are 18-7. Against the over/under, the Blue Jays are 16-9 when he starts. He is getting 7 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 315 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.10. The Blue Jays bullpen has struck out 374 batters and walked 103 this season while opposing teams have hit .220 against them. Toronto has a team average of 8.43 hits per game and are averaging 7.01 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.72, they are 10th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .277 average at home. The Blue Jays on-base percentage sits at .335, which puts them at 1st in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .450. With 157 hits, Josh Donaldson leads the team while his team ranks 7th in hits per game with 8.98.
In terms of team defense, the Orioles have a fielding percentage of .989 with 55 total errors, 1,302 assists and 3,531 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Blue Jays have accumulated 73 errors while having 1,319 assists and 3,549 put outs leading to a .985 fielding percentage.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 57-68 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 66-67 against the run line so far this season
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 62-63 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 75-58 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/01/15 P Miguel Gonzalez Shoulder expected to miss 1 start
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)
Toronto Blue Jays
07/29/15 2B Devon Travis Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/29)
05/10/15 RF Michael Saunders Knee Injury is on the 60 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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles
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