Sunday, August 2, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Daniel Norris (1-1) vs. Ubaldo Jimenez (8-6)
The Detroit Tigers head to Oriole Park on Sunday to take on the Baltimore Orioles. The Tigers send Daniel Norris to the mound to face Ubaldo Jimenez of the Orioles. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +142 and Baltimore at -152. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Tigers, with a 49-54 run line record, cover the spread 48% of the time. They also have a 58-42 over/under record. The Orioles have a 42-54 over/under record and a 55-47 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 54% of the time.
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The Tigers head into this matchup with a 50-53 record, including 25-26 on the road. Daniel Norris has a 1-1 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.86 and a 1.50 WHIP. In his starts, the Tigers are 2-3 over his 23.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 23 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Tigers are 1-4 in his starts. He is getting 3.4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.34 and they have given up 330 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .273 against the Tigers bullpen while walking 116 times and striking out 256 times. Detroit is averaging 7.04 strikeouts per game while getting 9.37 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 26th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.47.
As a team, Detroit is batting .277, good for 1st in the league while putting together a .266 average away from home. The Tigers hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333 which is good for 1st in baseball. Ian Kinsler leads the team in hits with 119 while the team ranks 1st in baseball with 9.66 hits per game.
With a 33-20 home record, Baltimore will hope to improve on their 52-50 overall mark. Ubaldo Jimenez has a record of 8-6 while sporting an earned run average of 3.73 on the year with a 1.33 WHIP. In his starts, the Orioles are 10-10 and he has allowed 113 hits over 113.1 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Orioles are 9-9 when he starts. He is getting 4.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.87 and they have given up 264 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .226 against the Orioles bullpen while walking 113 times and striking out 311 times. Baltimore is averaging 7.66 strikeouts per game while getting 8.52 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.75.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .268 average at home. The Orioles hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309 which is good for 21st in baseball. Manny Machado leads the team in hits with 115 while the team ranks 16th in baseball with 8.49 hits a game.
Detroit has a team fielding percentage of .987 after having committed 52 errors with 1025 assists and 2,780 put outs for the season. The Orioles have committed 40 errors on the season with 965 assists and 2,686 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .989 on the year.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 58-42 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 49-54 against the run line so far this season
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 42-54 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 55-47 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
08/01/15 P Mike Wright Calf Injury is on the 15 day disabled list 7/31)
07/31/15 P Chris Tillman Ankle injured last game, "?" for next scheduled start
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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