Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Anibal Sanchez (10-8) vs. Kevin Gausman (1-2)
The Detroit Tigers visit Oriole Park on Saturday to play the Baltimore Orioles. The Tigers send Anibal Sanchez to the mound to face Kevin Gausman of the Orioles. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +123 and Baltimore at -133. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Tigers have a 57-42 over/under record and a 48-54 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Orioles are 55-46 against the run line and have a 41-54 over/under record. They cover the spread 55% of the time.
The Tigers head into this matchup with a 50-52 record, including 25-25 on the road. Anibal Sanchez has a 10-8 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.61 and a 1.25 WHIP. In his starts, the Tigers are 11-10 over his 136.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 128 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Tigers are 13-6 in his starts. The team is averaging 5.3 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.31 and they have given up 325 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .272 against the Tigers bullpen while walking 113 times and striking out 252 times. Detroit is averaging 7.05 strikeouts per game while getting 9.35 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 26th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.45.
Detroit is batting .275 as a team, which is good for 1st in the league and hitting .263 away from home. The Tigers hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332 which is good for 1st in baseball. Yoenis Cespedes leads the team in hits with 118 while the team ranks 1st in baseball with 9.6 hits per game.
With a 32-20 home record, Baltimore will hope to improve on their 51-50 overall mark. Kevin Gausman has a record of 1-2 while sporting an earned run average of 4.20 on the year with a 1.23 WHIP. In his starts, the Orioles are 2-3 and he has allowed 38 hits over 40.2 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Orioles are 1-4 when he starts. The team is averaging 2.6 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.89 and they have given up 258 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .225 against the Orioles bullpen while walking 112 times and striking out 305 times. Baltimore is averaging 7.62 strikeouts per game while getting 8.45 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72.
They are batting .253 as a team, which is good for 14th in the league and hitting .267 at home. The Orioles hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308 which is good for 21st in baseball. Manny Machado leads the team in hits with 113 while the team ranks 17th in baseball with 8.47 hits a game.
Detroit has a team fielding percentage of .987 after having committed 50 errors with 1011 assists and 2,756 put outs for the season. The Orioles have committed 40 errors on the season with 953 assists and 2,659 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .989 on the year.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 57-42 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 48-54 against the run line so far this season
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 41-54 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 55-46 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
07/31/15 P Chris Tillman Ankle injured last game, "?" for next scheduled start
07/31/15 CF Gerardo Parra Acquired has been acquired from Milwaukee
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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