Saturday, August 15, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Bassitt (1-4) vs. Miguel Gonzalez (9-8)
The Baltimore Orioles welcome the Oakland Athletics to Oriole Park on Saturday. The probable starters are Chris Bassitt for the Athletics and Miguel Gonzalez for the Orioles. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +143 and Baltimore at -153. The over/under was set at 8.5. 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.
The Athletics come into this game with a 51-65 record, and they are 24-31 away from home. Starting pitcher Chris Bassitt holds a 1-4 record with an earned run average of 2.48 and a WHIP of 1.05. The Athletics are 3-4 over his 54.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 41 hits over that time period. The Athletics are also 2-5 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 2.7 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.23 and they have given up 302 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .239 against the Athletics bullpen while walking 111 times and striking out 319 times. Oakland is averaging 7.7 strikeouts per game while getting 8.09 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 6th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.51.
As a team, Oakland is batting .250, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .245 average away from home. The Athletics hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310 which is good for 18th in baseball. Billy Burns leads the team in hits with 107 while the team ranks 16th in baseball with 8.54 hits per game.
With a 57-56 overall record, Baltimore will come into this game 34-21 at home. With an earned run average of 4.45, Miguel Gonzalez will come into this game holding a 9-8 record and a 1.32 WHIP. The Orioles have a record of 11-10 over the 119.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 120 hits. The Orioles are also 11-10 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.7 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.74 and they have given up 294 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .227 against the Orioles bullpen while walking 127 times and striking out 349 times. Baltimore is averaging 7.71 strikeouts per game while getting 8.49 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.75.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .266 average at home. The Orioles hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307 which is good for 23rd in baseball. Manny Machado leads the team in hits with 131 while the team ranks 19th in baseball with 8.49 hits a game.
Oakland has a team fielding percentage of .978 after having committed 96 errors with 1,152 assists and 3,087 put outs for the season. The Orioles have committed 45 errors on the season with 1073 assists and 2,982 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .989 on the year.
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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