Monday, August 8, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Kevin Gausman vs. Kendall Graveman
The Baltimore Orioles visit O.co Coliseum on Monday to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Kevin Gausman for the Orioles and Kendall Graveman for the Athletics. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at -147 and Oakland at +137. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Orioles have a 48-58-3 over/under record and a 58-51-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 53% of the time. The Athletics are 59-51-0 against the run line and have a 53-52-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 54% of the time.
The Orioles head into this matchup with a 62-47 record, including 23-30 on the road. Starting pitcher Kevin Gausman has a 3-8 record with an earned run average of 4.08 and a WHIP of 1.31. He has 106 strikeouts over his 110.1 innings pitched and he has given up 117 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.38. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.10 and they have given up 326 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen while being struck out 341 times and walking 148 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.91 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.22. The Orioles pitchers have collectively given up 957 base hits and 453 earned runs. They have allowed 122 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 376 batters and struck out 827. They walk 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.33.
As a team, Baltimore is batting .263, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .255 average away from home. The Orioles hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 8th in baseball with 9.03 hits per game. Mark Trumbo comes into this game hitting .267 and his on-base percentage is at .317. He has 115 hits this season along with 61 runs scored and 77 runs batted in. He's struck out 120 times and has walked 30 times. Manny Machado is hitting .304 and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 128 hits so far while scoring 73 runs and he's driven in 60. He has walked 39 times and has struck out 78 times. The Orioles have 984 hits, including 193 doubles and 163 home runs. They've stolen 14 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 9 times. Baltimore has walked 314 times this season and they've struck out 911 times as a unit. They've left 719 men on base and have a team OPS of .770. They score 4.7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 512 runs so far this year.
Oakland comes into this matchup with a 24-31 home record and a 48-62 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.46, Kendall Graveman has a 7-7 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He has 74 strikeouts over the 121 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 135 hits. He has allowed 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.65. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 357 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Athletics bullpen while being struck out 361 times and walking 128 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 9.47 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.61 batters per nine. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.70. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,027 base knocks and 510 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 134 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a staff has walked 343 hitters and struck out 826. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.39.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .240 average at home. The Athletics hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305 which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.55 hits per contest. Danny Valencia comes into this matchup batting .296 and he has an OBP of .347. He has 92 hits this year along with 47 runs scored and 39 RBI. He's struck out 76 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 941 base hits, including 178 doubles and 120 homers. They have 42 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 17 times. Oakland as a team has walked 278 times this year and they have struck out 747 times. They've had 697 men left on base and have an OPS of .707. They score 4.07 runs per game and have totaled 448 runs so far this season.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 48-58-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 58-51-0 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 53-52-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 59-51-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/05/16 P Wade Miley Calf injured last start, probable for next start
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 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 15-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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles
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