Friday, July 31, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Buck Farmer (0-2) vs. Wei-Yin Chen (5-6)
The Baltimore Orioles welcome the Detroit Tigers to Oriole Park on Friday. The Tigers send Buck Farmer to the mound to face Wei-Yin Chen of the Orioles. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +159 and Baltimore at -169. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Tigers have a 56-42 over/under record and a 47-54 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Orioles have a 40-54 over/under record and a 55-45 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 55% of the time.
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The Tigers head into this matchup with a 49-52 record, including 24-25 on the road. Buck Farmer has a 0-2 record on the season, an earned run average of 9.22 and a 1.90 WHIP. The Tigers are 0-2 over his 13.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 22 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Tigers are 2-0 in his starts. He is getting 2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 317 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 4.23. The bullpen has struck out 247 and walked 111 batters this season while opposing teams hit .270 against them. Detroit has a team average of 9.34 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.06 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.41, they are 26th in the league.
As a team, Detroit is batting .274, good for 1st in the league while putting together a .260 average away from home. The Tigers on-base percentage sits at .331, which puts them at 1st in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .426. With 115 hits, Yoenis Cespedes leads the team while his team ranks 1st in hits per game with 9.53.
With a 32-19 home record, Baltimore will hope to improve on their 51-49 overall mark. Wei-Yin Chen has a record of 5-6 while sporting an earned run average of 2.88 on the year with a 1.13 WHIP. The Orioles have a record of 11-8 over the 121.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 111 hits. Against the over/under, the Orioles are 3-14 when he starts. He is getting 3.4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 252 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 2.82. The Orioles bullpen has struck out 300 batters and walked 110 this season while opposing teams have hit .224 against them. Baltimore has a team average of 8.37 hits per game and are averaging 7.63 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.66, they are 13th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .266 average at home. The Orioles on-base percentage sits at .308, which puts them at 21st in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .419. With 112 hits, Manny Machado leads the team while his team ranks 19th in hits per game with 8.45.
In terms of team defense, the Tigers have a fielding percentage of .987 with 50 total errors, 998 assists and 2,729 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Orioles have accumlated 40 errors while having 943 assists and 2,632 put outs leading to a .989 fielding percentage.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 56-42 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 47-54 against the run line so far this season
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 40-54 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 55-45 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/04/15 1B Miguel Cabrera Calf Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/3)
05/24/15 P Kyle Lobstein Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/23)
05/08/15 P Joe Nathan Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/7), out for season
07/22/15 LF Steve Pearce Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/19)
05/13/15 P Jason Garcia Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/11)
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles
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