Friday, August 12, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Dylan Bundy vs. Matt Cain
The Baltimore Orioles visit AT&T Park on Friday to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Dylan Bundy for the Orioles and Matt Cain for the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at -105 and San Francisco at -105. The over/under was set at 8. The Orioles have a 49-61-3 over/under record and a 59-54-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Giants are 53-61-0 against the run line and have a 53-58-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
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The Orioles head into this matchup with a 63-50 record, including 24-33 on the road. Starting pitcher Dylan Bundy has a 5-3 record with an earned run average of 3.05 and a WHIP of 1.25. He has 65 strikeouts over his 65 innings pitched and he has given up 63 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.89. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.05 and they have given up 327 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen while being struck out 350 times and walking 152 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.73 batters per nine. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The Orioles pitchers have collectively given up 978 base hits and 461 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 388 batters and struck out 859. 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 4.28.
As a team, Baltimore is batting .262, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .253 average away from home. The Orioles hold a .446 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321 which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 10th in baseball with 8.96 hits per game. Manny Machado comes into this game hitting .304 and his on-base percentage is at .363. He has 133 hits this season along with 77 runs scored and 69 runs batted in. He's struck out 80 times and has walked 40 times. Adam Jones is hitting .276 and he has an on-base percentage of .320. He has totaled 121 hits so far while scoring 68 runs and he's driven in 65. He has walked 28 times and has struck out 83 times. The Orioles have 1,013 hits, including 196 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 929 times as a unit. They've left 744 men on base and have a team OPS of .767. They score 4.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 525 runs so far this year.
San Francisco comes into this matchup with a 32-21 home record and a 65-49 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.16, Matt Cain has a 4-6 record and a 1.51 WHIP. He has 55 strikeouts over the 75 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 86 hits. He has allowed 10.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.19. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.63 and they have given up 304 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Giants bullpen while being struck out 282 times and walking 112 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.26 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.86 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.65. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 946 base knocks and 417 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 116 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a staff has walked 304 hitters and struck out 900. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.83.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .263 average at home. The Giants hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331 which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.88 hits per contest. Brandon Crawford comes into this matchup batting .277 and he has an OBP of .342. He has 109 hits this year along with 46 runs scored and 71 RBI. He's struck out 83 times and has walked on 39 occasions. Buster Posey is hitting .291 and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 109 hits so far while he's scored 62 runs and drove in 54. He has earned a walk 44 times and has punched out 47 times. The Giants as a unit have 1,012 base hits, including 188 doubles and 94 homers. They have 59 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 26 times. San Francisco as a team has walked 417 times this year and they have struck out 787 times. They've had 845 men left on base and have an OPS of .728. They score 4.43 runs per game and have totaled 505 runs so far this season.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 49-61-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 59-54-0 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 53-58-3 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 53-61-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/10/16 RF Steve Pearce Elbow expected to miss 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)
San Francisco Giants
08/02/16 RF Mac Williamson Shoulder 15-day DL (8/1)
07/29/16 P Josh Osich Forearm 15-day DL (7/24)
07/07/16 P Cory Gearrin Shoulder 15-day DL (7/6)
06/30/16 P Christopher Heston Oblique 60-day DL (6/29)
06/11/16 2B Kelby Tomlinson Thumb 15-day DL (6/9)
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles
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