Sunday, May 22, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Ubaldo Jimenez vs. Jered Weaver
The Baltimore Orioles visit Angel Stadium on Sunday to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Ubaldo Jimenez for the Orioles and Jered Weaver for the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at -120 and Los Angeles at +110. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Orioles have a 19-19-2 over/under record and a 22-18-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 55% of the time. The Angels are 19-24-0 against the run line and have a 18-22-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 44% of the time.
The Orioles head into this matchup with a 25-15 record, including 8-7 on the road. Starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez has a 2-4 record with an earned run average of 5.60 and a WHIP of 1.76. He has 41 strikeouts over his 45 innings pitched and he has given up 55 hits so far this season. He has allowed 11 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.45. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 2.49 and they have given up 112 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen while being struck out 119 times and walking 46 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.44 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.63 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.70. The Orioles pitchers have collectively given up 333 base hits and 146 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 130 batters and struck out 301. They walk 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 3.76.
As a team, Baltimore is batting .267, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .275 average away from home. The Orioles hold a .458 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331 which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 8th in baseball with 9 hits per game. Manny Machado comes into this game hitting .323 and his on-base percentage is at .383. He has 53 hits this season along with 33 runs scored and 26 runs batted in. He's struck out 26 times and has walked 15 times. Mark Trumbo is hitting .306 and he has an on-base percentage of .355. He has totaled 48 hits so far while scoring 24 runs and he's driven in 31. He has walked 10 times and has struck out 43 times. The Orioles have 360 hits, including 71 doubles and 61 home runs. They've stolen 5 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 5 times. Baltimore has walked 124 times this season and they've struck out 314 times as a unit. They've left 263 men on base and have a team OPS of .789. They score 4.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 186 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 8-13 home record and a 19-23 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.76, Jered Weaver has a 3-3 record and a 1.61 WHIP. He has 26 strikeouts over the 45.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 62 hits. He has allowed 12.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.67. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.37 and they have given up 124 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 116 times and walking 52 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.65 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.69 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.76. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 374 base knocks and 175 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 56 home runs this year and they give up 1.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 137 hitters and struck out 295. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.68.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .223 average at home. The Angels hold a .388 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315 which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.28 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .323 and he has an OBP of .410. He has 51 hits this year along with 29 runs scored and 31 RBI. He's struck out 37 times and has walked on 24 occasions. Kole Calhoun is hitting .288 and he has an OBP of .366. He has collected 44 hits so far while he's scored 24 runs and drove in 20. He has earned a walk 17 times and has punched out 33 times. The Angels as a unit have 354 base hits, including 60 doubles and 36 homers. They have 13 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 11 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 129 times this year and they have struck out 249 times. They've had 266 men left on base and have an OPS of .699. They score 4.02 runs per game and have totaled 169 runs so far this season.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 19-19-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 22-18-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 18-22-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 19-24-0 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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels
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