Wednesday, July 6, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Kevin Gausman vs. Bud Norris
The Baltimore Orioles head to Dodger Stadium on Wednesday to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable pitchers are Kevin Gausman for the Orioles and Bud Norris for the Dodgers. The opening line for this game has Baltimore at +143 and Los Angeles at -153. The over/under is 8. The Orioles have a 43-36-3 over/under mark and a 46-36-0 run line record, meaning they cover 56% of the time. The Dodgers are 34-49-0 against the run line and have a 40-38-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 41% of the time.
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The Orioles head into this game with a 47-35 record, and they are 16-22 on the road. Starting pitcher Kevin Gausman has a 1-6 record with an ERA of 3.97 and a WHIP of 1.27. He has 76 strikeouts during his 81.2 innings pitched and he has given up 86 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.31. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.33 and they have allowed 262 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the pen while they've been struck out 255 times and walked 113 times this year. As a unit, Baltimore has given up 9.34 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.64 hitters per nine. They are 19th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.47. The Orioles pitchers have collectively given up 750 base hits and 359 earned runs. They have allowed 98 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 278 batters and struck out 614. They walk 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.49.
As a team, Baltimore is hitting .272, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .266 average on the road. The Orioles have a .467 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .331 which is good for 10th in the league. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.35 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this game hitting .325 and his on-base percentage is at .380. He has 104 hits this season along with 58 runs scored and 50 runs batted in. He's struck out 61 times and has walked 27 times. Mark Trumbo is hitting .280 and he has an on-base percentage of .328. He has totaled 92 hits so far while scoring 48 runs and he's driven in 62. He has walked 21 times and has struck out 94 times. The Orioles have 767 hits, including 161 doubles and 128 home runs. They've stolen 12 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 8 times. Baltimore has walked 243 times this season and they've struck out 691 times as a unit. They've left 541 men on base and have a team OPS of .798. They score 5.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 420 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this game with a 27-15 home mark and a 48-37 overall record. With an ERA of 3.89, Bud Norris has a 4-7 record and a 1.30 WHIP. He has 68 strikeouts over the 76.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 70 hits. He has allowed 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.67. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.95 and they have given up 187 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .193 against the Dodgers bullpen while being struck out 268 times and walking 90 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 9.46 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.16 batters per nine. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.60. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 611 base knocks and 286 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 77 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 230 hitters and struck out 793. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.11 while their FIP as a staff is 3.42.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .256 average at home. The Dodgers hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 11th in baseball with 9.07 hits per contest. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .277 and he has an OBP of .356. He has 80 hits this year along with 29 runs scored and 39 RBI. He's struck out 64 times and has walked on 36 occasions. Corey Seager is hitting .305 and he has an OBP of .363. He has collected 100 hits so far while he's scored 57 runs and drove in 41. He has earned a walk 30 times and has punched out 66 times. The Dodgers as a unit have 678 base hits, including 129 doubles and 92 homers. They have 25 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 14 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 283 times this year and they have struck out 648 times. They've had 559 men left on base and have an OPS of .702. They score 4.24 runs per game and have totaled 360 runs so far this season.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 43-36-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 46-36-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 40-38-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 34-49-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/01/16 P T.J. McFarland Knee 15-day DL (6/29)
06/21/16 P Brian Duensing Elbow 15-day DL (6/20)
06/04/16 P Darren O'Day Hamstring 15-day DL (6/3)
Los Angeles Dodgers
07/01/16 CF Joc Pederson Shoulder 15-day DL (6/29)
06/30/16 P Clayton Kershaw Back 15-day DL (6/27)
06/30/16 LF Enrique Hernandez Ribs 15-day DL (6/28)
05/31/16 P Alex Wood Tricep 60-day DL (5/31)
05/24/16 P Chin-Hui Tsao Tricep 60-day DL (5/22)
05/03/16 P Josh Ravin Suspension expected to miss 80 games
04/23/16 P Yimi Garcia Bicep 60-day DL (4/23)
04/05/16 P Frankie Montas Ribs 60-day DL (2/20)
04/04/16 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25), expected to be activated & start Thursday vs. San Diego Padres
03/31/16 LF Andre Ethier Leg 60-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers
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