Wednesday, September 30, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: R.A. Dickey (11-11) vs. Kevin Gausman (3-7)
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Oriole Park on Wednesday to play the Baltimore Orioles. R.A. Dickey is the probable starter for the Blue Jays and he'll face Kevin Gausman of the Orioles. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +138 and Baltimore at -148. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Blue Jays have a 73-73 over/under record and a 88-68 run line mark, meaning they cover 56% of the time. The Orioles have a 68-79 over/under record and a 76-80 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 49% of the time.
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The Blue Jays head into this matchup with a 91-65 record, including 38-37 on the road. R.A. Dickey has an earned run average of 4.00 and is 11-11 so far on the season while having a 1.21 WHIP. The Blue Jays are 18-14 over his 209.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 193 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 13-15. The team is averaging 4.6 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.32 and they've given up 387 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .226 against the bullpen while being struck out 440 times and walking 120 times this season. As a team, Toronto has allowed 8.43 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.95 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.77.
Toronto is batting .267 as a team, which is good for 4th in the league and hitting .257 away from home. Ranked at 1st in the league in on-base percentage, the Blue Jays sit at .338 and they hold a .455 team slugging percentage. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.06 hits per game and Josh Donaldson leads the team with 180.
With a 44-31 home record, Baltimore will hope to improve on their 76-80 overall mark. Kevin Gausman is starting this game 3-7 for the season with an earned run average of 4.49 and a WHIP of 1.27. The Orioles have a record of 6-10 over the 104.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 104 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 5-10. The team is averaging 2.9 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.13 and they have given up 435 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .233 against the Orioles bullpen while being struck out 499 times and walking 180 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.81 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.72 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05.
They are batting .248 as a team, which is good for 24th in the league and hitting .266 at home. Ranked at 28th in the league in on-base percentage, the Orioles sit at .304 and they hold a .415 team slugging percentage. They rank 25th in baseball with 8.4 hits per game and Manny Machado leads the team with 174.
The Blue Jays have committed 86 errors and have combined for 1,538 assists and 4,171 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .987 team fielding percentage while committing 73 errors, accumulating 1,536 assists and compiling 4,142 put outs.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 73-73 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 88-68 against the run line so far this season
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 68-79 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 76-80 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
09/12/15 SS Troy Tulowitzki Back out indefinitely
07/29/15 2B Devon Travis Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/29)
05/10/15 RF Michael Saunders Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/10)
04/06/15 2B Maicer Izturis Groin Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
09/29/15 CF Adam Jones Back is not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
09/26/15 P Miguel Gonzalez Shoulder expected to start Tuesday vs Toronto Blue Jays
05/13/15 P Jason Garcia Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/11)
Guy's Pick: Take the Orioles
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