Saturday, May 21, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Kevin Gausman vs. Matt Shoemaker
The Baltimore Orioles visit Angel Stadium on Saturday to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Kevin Gausman for the Orioles and Matt Shoemaker for the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at -144 and Los Angeles at +134. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Orioles have a 18-19-2 over/under record and a 21-18-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Angels are 19-23-0 against the run line and have a 17-22-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
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The Orioles head into this matchup with a 24-15 record, including 7-7 on the road. Starting pitcher Kevin Gausman has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.07. He has 24 strikeouts over his 30 innings pitched and he has given up 25 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.7. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 2.56 and they have given up 110 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen while being struck out 118 times and walking 45 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.48 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.73 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.75. The Orioles pitchers have collectively given up 326 base hits and 144 earned runs. They have allowed 31 home runs this season and they allow 0.8 homers per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 126 batters and struck out 297. They walk 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 3.78.
As a team, Baltimore is batting .264, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .268 average away from home. The Orioles hold a .451 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 10th in baseball with 8.87 hits per game. Manny Machado comes into this game hitting .319 and his on-base percentage is at .377. He has 51 hits this season along with 30 runs scored and 25 runs batted in. He's struck out 26 times and has walked 14 times. Mark Trumbo is hitting .309 and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 47 hits so far while scoring 23 runs and he's driven in 29. He has walked 10 times and has struck out 42 times. The Orioles have 346 hits, including 70 doubles and 57 home runs. They've stolen 5 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 5 times. Baltimore has walked 120 times this season and they've struck out 307 times as a unit. They've left 254 men on base and have a team OPS of .780. They score 4.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 177 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 8-12 home record and a 19-22 overall mark. With an earned run average of 8.49, Matt Shoemaker has a 2-5 record and a 1.85 WHIP. He has 22 strikeouts over the 29.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 42 hits. He has allowed 12.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.33 and they have given up 113 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 111 times and walking 51 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.65 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.73 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.67. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 360 base knocks and 168 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 133 hitters and struck out 288. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.59.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .223 average at home. The Angels hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.21 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .327 and he has an OBP of .416. He has 50 hits this year along with 28 runs scored and 31 RBI. He's struck out 37 times and has walked on 24 occasions. Kole Calhoun is hitting .291 and he has an OBP of .371. He has collected 43 hits so far while he's scored 24 runs and drove in 20. He has earned a walk 17 times and has punched out 32 times. The Angels as a unit have 347 base hits, including 57 doubles and 36 homers. They have 13 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 11 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 125 times this year and they have struck out 245 times. They've had 258 men left on base and have an OPS of .703. They score 4.02 runs per game and have totaled 165 runs so far this season.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 18-19-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 21-18-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 17-22-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 19-23-0 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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels
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