Friday, August 21, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Tommy Milone (6-3) vs. Wei-Yin Chen (7-6)
The Minnesota Twins take on the Baltimore Orioles on Friday at Oriole Park. The Twins send Tommy Milone to the mound to face Wei-Yin Chen of the Orioles. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +159 and Baltimore at -169. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Twins, with a 69-51 run line record, cover the spread 58% of the time. They also have a 56-56 over/under record. The Orioles are 64-55 against the run line and have a 51-61 over/under record. They cover the spread 54% of the time.
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The Twins come into this game with a 59-61 record, and they are 21-37 away from home. Tommy Milone has a 6-3 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.65 and a 1.27 WHIP. The Twins are 7-8 over his 86.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 84 hits over that time period. The Twins are also 7-6 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.7 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 4.22 and they've given up 367 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen while being struck out 266 times and walking 115 times this season. As a team, Minnesota has allowed 9.57 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.18 batters per nine. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.24.
Minnesota ranks 23rd in the league in team batting average at .247 while hitting .223 on the road. Ranked at 28th in the league in on-base percentage, the Twins sit at .301 and they hold a .398 team slugging percentage. They rank 25th in baseball with 8.27 hits per game and Joe Mauer leads the team with 117.
With a 62-57 overall record, Baltimore will come into this game 39-22 at home. Wei-Yin Chen has a record of 7-6 while sporting an earned run average of 3.20 on the year with a 1.17 WHIP. The Orioles have a record of 15-8 over the 143.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 136 hits. The Orioles are also 6-15 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 4.4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 2.68 and they have given up 310 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .225 against the Orioles bullpen while being struck out 371 times and walking 133 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.48 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.75 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72.
They rank 10th in the league in team batting average with a .256 average while hitting .272 at home. Ranked at 19th in the league in on-base percentage, the Orioles sit at .310 and they hold a .429 team slugging percentage. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.66 hits per game and Manny Machado leads the team with 140.
The Twins have committed 64 errors and have combined for 1,214 assists and 3,180 put outs leading to a .986 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .989 team fielding percentage while committing 48 errors, accumulating 1145 assists and compiling 3,156 put outs.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 56-56 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 69-51 against the run line so far this season
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 51-61 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 64-55 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/20/15 CF Aaron Hicks Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/20)
08/14/15 P Blaine Boyer Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/9)
08/13/15 P Phil Hughes Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/10)
06/04/15 P Ricky Nolasco Ankle Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/1)
05/16/15 CF Jordan Schafer Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/16)
08/01/15 P Mike Wright Calf Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/1)
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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