Friday, September 11, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Duffy (7-7) vs. Mike Wright (2-4)
The Baltimore Orioles host the Kansas City Royals at Oriole Park on Friday. The probable starters are Danny Duffy for the Royals and Mike Wright for the Orioles. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at -117 and Baltimore at +107. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Royals, with a 76-63 run line record, cover the spread 55% of the time. They also have a 60-65 over/under record. The Orioles have a 60-71 over/under record and a 69-70 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 50% of the time.
The Royals head into this matchup with a 83-56 record, including 35-29 on the road. Danny Duffy has an earned run average of 4.17 and is 7-7 so far on the season while having a 1.40 WHIP. He's pitched 121 innings thus far while surrendering 124 hits over that time and when he starts, the Royals are 13-9. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 7-15. He is getting 3.7 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 2.48 and they've given up 350 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .207 against the bullpen while being struck out 420 times and walking 147 times this season. As a team, Kansas City has allowed 8.42 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.08 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.67.
As a team, Kansas City is batting .271, good for 1st in the league while putting together a .260 average away from home. Ranked at 10th in the league in on-base percentage, the Royals sit at .323 and they hold a .411 team slugging percentage. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.27 hits per game and Eric Hosmer leads the team with 158.
With a 40-28 home record, Baltimore will hope to improve on their 67-72 overall mark. Mike Wright is starting this game 2-4 for the season with an earned run average of 5.19 and a WHIP of 1.44. He's pitched 34.2 innings thus far while surrendering 38 hits over that time in which the Orioles are 2-5. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 3-4. He is getting 3 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 2.93 and they have given up 376 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .228 against the Orioles bullpen while being struck out 434 times and walking 156 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.68 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .267 average at home. Ranked at 26th in the league in on-base percentage, the Orioles sit at .306 and they hold a .421 team slugging percentage. They rank 21st in baseball with 8.5 hits per game and Manny Machado leads the team with 159.
The Royals have committed 73 errors and have combined for 1,389 assists and 3,730 put outs leading to a .986 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .988 team fielding percentage while committing 61 errors, accumulating 1,355 assists and compiling 3,684 put outs.
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 60-65 against the over/under so far this season
The Kansas City Royals are 76-63 against the run line so far this season
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 60-71 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 69-70 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Kansas City Royals
07/22/15 P Jason Vargas Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/22); out for season
05/17/15 P Brian Flynn Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/16)
04/06/15 P Tim Collins Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/6)
09/09/15 CF Adam Jones Shoulder "?" Friday vs Kansas City
09/05/15 P Miguel Gonzalez Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/31)
05/13/15 P Jason Garcia Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/11)
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles
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