Sunday, October 4, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Pineda (12-9) vs. Chris Tillman (10-11)
The New York Yankees head to Oriole Park on Sunday to take on the Baltimore Orioles. Michael Pineda is the probable starter for the Yankees and he'll face Chris Tillman of the Orioles. The opening line for this matchup has New York at -156 and Baltimore at +146. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Yankees have a 75-80 over/under record and a 80-79 run line mark, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Orioles are 78-81 against the run line and have a 71-79 over/under record. They cover the spread 49% of the time.
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The Yankees head into this matchup with a 87-72 record, including 42-36 on the road. Michael Pineda has a 12-9 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.24 and a 1.22 WHIP. In his starts, the Yankees are 14-11 over his 157 innings pitched this season while giving up 170 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Yankees are 12-12 in his starts. He is getting 4.5 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.63 and they have given up 453 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 590 and walked 219 batters this season while opposing teams hit .227 against them. New York has a team average of 8.68 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.46 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.98, they are 15th in the league.
As a team, New York is batting .252, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .248 average away from home. The Yankees hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 11th in baseball. With 150 hits, Chase Headley leads the team while his team ranks 13th in hits per game with 8.65.
With a 46-32 home record, Baltimore will hope to improve on their 78-81 overall mark. Chris Tillman has a record of 10-11 while sporting an earned run average of 5.05 on the year with a 1.37 WHIP. In his starts, the Orioles are 12-13 and he has allowed 169 hits over 167.2 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Orioles are 13-12 when he starts. He is getting 4.1 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.21 and they have given up 459 base hits on the year. The Orioles bullpen has struck out 515 batters and walked 191 this season while opposing teams have hit .236 against them. Baltimore has a team average of 8.85 hits per game and are averaging 7.74 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.07, they are 18th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 24th in the league while putting together a .266 average at home. The Orioles hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305 which is good for 28th in baseball. With 178 hits, Manny Machado leads the team while his team ranks 23rd in hits per game with 8.4.
New York has a team fielding percentage of .985 after having committed 91 errors with 1,565 assists and 4,301 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Orioles have accumulated 76 errors while having 1,568 assists and 4,223 put outs leading to a .987 fielding percentage.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 75-80 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 80-79 against the run line so far this season
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 71-79 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 78-81 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
10/03/15 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Back probable Game #2 Saturday vs. Baltimore Orioles
10/01/15 2B Stephen Drew Concussion likely out for postseason
09/11/15 1B Mark Teixeira Shin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/27); out for season
09/08/15 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow out indefinitely
08/03/15 P Diego Moreno Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/2)
06/21/15 RF Mason Williams Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/20)
05/15/15 P Chase Whitley Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/15)
10/03/15 2B Jonathan Schoop Hand "?" Game #2 Saturday vs. New York Yankees
10/01/15 P Brian Matusz Shoulder out for season
09/30/15 CF Adam Jones Back out indefinitely
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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