Saturday, September 5, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Wright (2-3) vs. David Price (13-5)
The Toronto Blue Jays host the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre on Saturday. Mike Wright is the probable starter for the Orioles and he'll face David Price of the Blue Jays. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +110 and Toronto at -120. The over/under was set at 8. The Orioles have a 57-68 over/under record and a 66-67 run line mark, meaning they cover 50% of the time. 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 come into this game with a 64-69 record, and they are 24-41 away from home. Mike Wright has an earned run average of 4.99 and is 2-3 so far on the season while having a 1.37 WHIP. The Orioles are 2-4 over his 30.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 31 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 3-3. His teammates are averaging 4.1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 2.88 and they've given up 359 hits on the season. 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.
Baltimore ranks 18th in the league in team batting average at .252 while hitting .238 on the road. Ranked at 27th in the league in on-base percentage, the Orioles sit at .305 and they hold a .419 team slugging percentage. With 153 hits, Manny Machado leads the team while his team ranks 18th in hits per game with 8.53.
With a 76-57 overall record, Toronto will come into this game 45-24 at home. David Price is starting this game 13-5 for the season with an earned run average of 2.47 and a WHIP of 1.08. The Blue Jays have a record of 19-8 over the 189.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 167 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 13-14. His teammates score an average of 4.6 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.10 and they have given up 315 hits on the season. 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 9th in the league.
They rank 5th in the league in team batting average with a .266 average while hitting .277 at home. Ranked at 1st in the league in on-base percentage, the Blue Jays sit at .335 and they hold a .450 team slugging percentage. With 157 hits, Josh Donaldson leads the team while his team ranks 7th in hits per game with 8.98.
The Orioles have committed 55 errors and have combined for 1,302 assists and 3,531 put outs leading to a .989 team fielding percentage. 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 next schedule 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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