Friday, August 14, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Bassitt (1-4) vs. Ubaldo Jimenez (9-7)
The Baltimore Orioles host the Oakland Athletics at Oriole Park on Friday. The Athletics send Chris Bassitt to the mound to face Ubaldo Jimenez of the Orioles. The Athletics have a 56-52 over/under record and a 55-61 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Orioles have a 47-59 over/under record and a 61-52 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 54% of the time.
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The Athletics head into this matchup with a 51-65 record, including 24-31 on the road. Chris Bassitt has a 1-4 record on the season, an earned run average of 2.48 and a 1.05 WHIP. The Athletics are 2-5 over his 54.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 41 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Athletics are 7-5 in his starts. The team is averaging 3.7 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 4.23 and they've given up 302 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 319 and walked 111 batters this season while opposing teams hit .239 against them. Oakland has a team average of 8.1 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.66 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.50, they are 7th in the league.
Oakland is batting .250 as a team, which is good for 18th in the league and hitting .245 away from home. Ranked at 18th in the league in on-base percentage, the Athletics sit at .310 and they hold a .383 team slugging percentage. With 106 hits, Billy Burns leads the team while his team ranks 16th in hits per game with 8.55.
With a 34-21 home record, Baltimore will hope to improve on their 57-56 overall mark. Ubaldo Jimenez has a record of 9-7 while sporting an earned run average of 3.79 on the year with a 1.28 WHIP. The Orioles have a record of 11-11 over the 126 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 121 hits. Against the over/under, the Orioles are 9-11 when he starts. The team is averaging 4.1 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 2.74 and they have given up 294 hits on the season. The Orioles bullpen has struck out 349 batters and walked 127 this season while opposing teams have hit .227 against them. Baltimore has a team average of 8.49 hits per game and are averaging 7.71 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.75, they are 13th in the league.
They are batting .253 as a team, which is good for 16th in the league and hitting .266 at home. Ranked at 23rd in the league in on-base percentage, the Orioles sit at .307 and they hold a .421 team slugging percentage. With 131 hits, Manny Machado leads the team while his team ranks 19th in hits per game with 8.49.
The Athletics have committed 96 errors and have combined for 1,144 assists and 3,063 put outs leading to a .978 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Orioles have accumlated 45 errors while having 1073 assists and 2,982 put outs leading to a .989 fielding percentage.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 56-52 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 55-61 against the run line so far this season
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 47-59 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 61-52 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/13/15 P Sonny Gray Back "?" for next start scheduled start
07/11/15 P Jesse Hahn Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/6)
06/14/15 P Pat Venditte Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/11)
05/30/15 P Sean Doolittle Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/28)
05/23/15 2B Tyler Ladendorf Ankle Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/22)
04/05/15 P Jarrod Parker Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/05/15 P Sean Nolin Abdominal Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/4)
04/04/15 P Taylor Thompson Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/26)
08/13/15 C Matt Wieters Hamstring "?" Friday vs. Oakland Athletics
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics
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