Sunday, August 16, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Kendall Graveman (6-8) vs. Wei-Yin Chen (6-6)
The Baltimore Orioles welcome the Oakland Athletics to Oriole Park on Sunday. Kendall Graveman is the probable starter for the Athletics and he'll face Wei-Yin Chen of the Orioles. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +163 and Baltimore at -173. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Athletics, with a 55-62 run line record, cover the spread 47% of the time. They also have a 57-52 over/under record. The Orioles are 62-52 against the run line and have a 48-59 over/under record. They cover the spread 54% of the time.
The Athletics come into this game with a 51-66 record, and they are 24-32 away from home. Kendall Graveman has a 6-8 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.89 and a 1.42 WHIP. He's pitched 106.1 innings thus far while surrendering 115 hits over that time and when he starts, the Athletics are 8-11. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 8-10. He is getting 3.3 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 4.27 and they've given up 311 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .240 against the Athletics bullpen while walking 112 times and striking out 328 times. Oakland is averaging 7.69 strikeouts per game while getting 8.13 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 6th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.53.
As a team, Oakland is batting .251, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .247 average away from home. Ranked at 18th in the league in on-base percentage, the Athletics sit at .310 and they hold a .384 team slugging percentage. Billy Burns leads the team in hits with 107 while the team ranks 14th in baseball with 8.62 hits per game.
With a 58-56 overall record, Baltimore will come into this game 35-21 at home. Wei-Yin Chen has a record of 6-6 while sporting an earned run average of 3.21 on the year with a 1.17 WHIP. He's pitched 137.1 innings thus far while surrendering 128 hits over that time in which the Orioles are 14-8. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 5-15. He is getting 3.8 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 2.73 and they have given up 302 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .227 against the Orioles bullpen while walking 129 times and striking out 358 times. Baltimore is averaging 7.74 strikeouts per game while getting 8.54 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 .254, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .268 average at home. Ranked at 22nd in the league in on-base percentage, the Orioles sit at .307 and they hold a .422 team slugging percentage. Manny Machado leads the team in hits with 131 while the team ranks 16th in baseball with 8.55 hits a game.
The Athletics have committed 96 errors and have combined for 1,164 assists and 3,124 put outs leading to a .978 team fielding percentage. The Orioles have committed 45 errors on the season with 1090 assists and 3,021 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .989 on the year.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 57-52 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 55-62 against the run line so far this season
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 48-59 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 62-52 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)
08/14/15 C Matt Wieters Hamstring "?" Saturday 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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