Friday, May 20, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Wright vs. Hector Santiago
The Baltimore Orioles visit Angel Stadium on Friday to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Mike Wright for the Orioles and Hector Santiago for the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +130 and Los Angeles at -140. The over/under was set at 8. The Orioles have a 17-19-2 over/under record and a 21-17-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 55% of the time. The Angels are 19-22-0 against the run line and have a 16-22-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
The Orioles head into this matchup with a 24-14 record, including 7-7 on the road. Starting pitcher Mike Wright has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 5.20 and a WHIP of 1.35. He has 27 strikeouts over his 36.1 innings pitched and he has given up 38 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.27. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 2.47 and they have given up 107 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen while being struck out 116 times and walking 45 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.47 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.66. The Orioles pitchers have collectively given up 317 base hits and 137 earned runs. They have allowed 29 home runs this season and they allow 0.8 homers per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 123 batters and struck out 292. They walk 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 3.71.
As a team, Baltimore is batting .266, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .268 average away from home. The Orioles hold a .457 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331 which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 8th in baseball with 8.95 hits per game. Manny Machado comes into this game hitting .318 and his on-base percentage is at .374. He has 50 hits this season along with 30 runs scored and 25 runs batted in. He's struck out 26 times and has walked 13 times. Mark Trumbo is hitting .304 and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 45 hits so far while scoring 23 runs and he's driven in 29. He has walked 10 times and has struck out 40 times. The Orioles have 340 hits, including 68 doubles and 57 home runs. They've stolen 5 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 5 times. Baltimore has walked 118 times this season and they've struck out 297 times as a unit. They've left 249 men on base and have a team OPS of .787. They score 4.61 runs per contest and have scored a total of 175 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 7-12 home record and a 18-22 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.42, Hector Santiago has a 3-2 record and a 1.16 WHIP. He has 39 strikeouts over the 50 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 42 hits. He has allowed 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.43. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.44 and they have given up 113 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 107 times and walking 50 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.55 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.78 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.58. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 354 base knocks and 164 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 52 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 129 hitters and struck out 282. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.61.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .223 average at home. The Angels hold a .387 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.27 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .320 and he has an OBP of .408. He has 48 hits this year along with 26 runs scored and 28 RBI. He's struck out 37 times and has walked on 23 occasions. Kole Calhoun is hitting .297 and he has an OBP of .373. He has collected 43 hits so far while he's scored 22 runs and drove in 20. He has earned a walk 16 times and has punched out 31 times. The Angels as a unit have 336 base hits, including 55 doubles and 34 homers. They have 12 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 11 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 122 times this year and they have struck out 239 times. They've had 252 men left on base and have an OPS of .696. They score 3.95 runs per game and have totaled 158 runs so far this season.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 17-19-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 21-17-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 16-22-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 19-22-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/03/16 SS J.J. Hardy Foot 15-day DL (5/2)
04/23/16 P Yovani Gallardo Shoulder 15-day DL (4/23)
Los Angeles Angels
05/18/16 P Cory Rasmus Groin 15-day DL (5/13)
05/18/16 C Geovany Soto Knee 15-day DL (5/17)
05/17/16 LF Daniel Nava Groin 15-day DL (5/17)
05/14/16 2B Cliff Pennington Hamstring 15-day DL (5/13)
05/10/16 SS Andrelton Simmons Thumb 15-day DL (5/8)
05/10/16 P Garrett Richards Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
05/02/16 LF Craig Gentry Back 15-day DL (4/26)
04/29/16 P Huston Street Oblique 15-day DL (4/28)
04/06/16 P Andrew Heaney Shoulder 60-day DL (4/4)
04/03/16 P C.J. Wilson Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Orioles
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