Thursday, August 11, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Tillman vs. Andrew Triggs
The Baltimore Orioles head to O.co Coliseum on Thursday to take on the Oakland Athletics. The probable pitchers are Chris Tillman for the Orioles and Andrew Triggs for the Athletics. The opening line for this game has Baltimore at -165 and Oakland at +155. The over/under is 8.5. The Orioles have a 49-60-3 over/under mark and a 59-53-0 run line record, meaning they cover 53% of the time. The Athletics are 61-52-0 against the run line and have a 53-55-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 54% of the time.
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The Orioles head into this game with a 63-49 record, and they are 24-32 on the road. Starting pitcher Chris Tillman has a 14-4 record with an ERA of 3.50 and a WHIP of 1.24. He has 122 strikeouts during his 144 innings pitched and he has given up 125 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.07. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.07 and they have allowed 327 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the pen while they've been struck out 347 times and walked 151 times this year. As a unit, Baltimore has given up 8.84 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.71 hitters per nine. They are 14th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.17. The Orioles pitchers have collectively given up 974 base hits and 460 earned runs. They have allowed 124 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 385 batters and struck out 850. They walk 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.30.
As a team, Baltimore is hitting .262, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .253 average on the road. The Orioles have a .447 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .322 which is good for 16th in the league. They rank 8th in baseball with 8.98 hits per contest. Mark Trumbo comes into this game hitting .263 and his on-base percentage is at .313. He has 115 hits this season along with 61 runs scored and 77 runs batted in. He's struck out 123 times and has walked 30 times. Manny Machado is hitting .305 and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 132 hits so far while scoring 77 runs and he's driven in 69. He has walked 40 times and has struck out 80 times. The Orioles have 1,006 hits, including 195 doubles and 170 home runs. They've stolen 14 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 9 times. Baltimore has walked 325 times this season and they've struck out 926 times as a unit. They've left 738 men on base and have a team OPS of .770. They score 4.69 runs per contest and have scored a total of 525 runs so far this year.
Oakland comes into this game with a 26-32 home mark and a 50-63 overall record. With an ERA of 5.35, Andrew Triggs has a 0-0 record and a 1.57 WHIP. He has 34 strikeouts over the 33.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 41 hits. He has allowed 11 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.9. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.85 and they have given up 363 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Athletics bullpen while being struck out 372 times and walking 132 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 9.39 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.59 batters per nine. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.63. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,047 base knocks and 516 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 138 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a staff has walked 349 hitters and struck out 846. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.38.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .238 average at home. The Athletics hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304 which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.48 hits per contest. Danny Valencia comes into this matchup batting .290 and he has an OBP of .340. He has 93 hits this year along with 47 runs scored and 40 RBI. He's struck out 80 times and has walked on 23 occasions. Jed Lowrie is hitting .263 and he has an OBP of .314. He has collected 89 hits so far while he's scored 30 runs and drove in 27. He has earned a walk 26 times and has punched out 65 times. The Athletics as a unit have 958 base hits, including 181 doubles and 122 homers. They have 42 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 17 times. Oakland as a team has walked 286 times this year and they have struck out 764 times. They've had 715 men left on base and have an OPS of .704. They score 4.02 runs per game and have totaled 454 runs so far this season.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 49-60-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 59-53-0 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 53-55-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 61-52-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/10/16 RF Steve Pearce Elbow expected to miss Wednesday & Thursday vs. Oakland Athletics
07/22/16 RF Joey Rickard Thumb 15-day DL (7/21)
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)
08/07/16 P Sonny Gray Arm 15-day DL (8/7)
08/07/16 P Henderson Alvarez Shoulder 60-day DL (4/6), out for season
08/06/16 P Jesse Hahn Shoulder 15-day DL (8/5)
08/05/16 2B Jed Lowrie Foot 15-day DL (8/4)
07/23/16 P Fernando Rodriguez Shoulder 60-day DL (7/4)
07/03/16 C Josh Phegley Knee 60-day DL (7/2)
07/01/16 P Sean Doolittle Shoulder 15-day DL (6/26)
05/11/16 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (4/28); out for season
05/11/16 LF Mark Canha Back 60-day DL (5/9), out for season
04/05/16 P Frankie Montas Ribs 60-day DL (2/20)
04/05/16 P Felix Doubront Elbow 60-day DL (4/4); out for season
04/03/16 2B Eric Sogard Knee 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 CF Sam Fuld Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/13), out for season
03/31/16 P R.J. Alvarez Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics
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