Sunday, August 14, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Wade Miley vs. Johnny Cueto
The Baltimore Orioles visit AT&T Park on Sunday to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Wade Miley for the Orioles and Johnny Cueto for the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +158 and San Francisco at -168. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Orioles have a 50-62-3 over/under record and a 61-54-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 53% of the time. The Giants are 53-62-0 against the run line and have a 53-59-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
The Orioles head into this matchup with a 65-50 record, including 26-33 on the road. Starting pitcher Wade Miley has a 7-10 record with an earned run average of 4.98 and a WHIP of 1.37. He has 89 strikeouts over his 123 innings pitched and he has given up 131 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.67. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.13 and they have given up 334 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen while being struck out 354 times and walking 156 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.78 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.69 batters per nine. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The Orioles pitchers have collectively given up 993 base hits and 469 earned runs. They have allowed 126 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 394 batters and struck out 870. They walk 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.29.
As a team, Baltimore is batting .262, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .254 average away from home. The Orioles hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 8th in baseball with 9 hits per game. Manny Machado comes into this game hitting .307 and his on-base percentage is at .366. He has 137 hits this season along with 80 runs scored and 69 runs batted in. He's struck out 81 times and has walked 41 times. Adam Jones is hitting .279 and he has an on-base percentage of .324. He has totaled 125 hits so far while scoring 70 runs and he's driven in 67. He has walked 29 times and has struck out 84 times. The Orioles have 1,035 hits, including 201 doubles and 174 home runs. They've stolen 14 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 9 times. Baltimore has walked 332 times this season and they've struck out 949 times as a unit. They've left 756 men on base and have a team OPS of .770. They score 4.69 runs per contest and have scored a total of 539 runs so far this year.
San Francisco comes into this matchup with a 32-22 home record and a 65-50 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.93, Johnny Cueto has a 13-3 record and a 1.08 WHIP. He has 146 strikeouts over the 160 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 140 hits. He has allowed 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.02. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.58 and they have given up 304 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Giants bullpen while being struck out 286 times and walking 114 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.28 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.89 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.66. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 957 base knocks and 422 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 118 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 307 hitters and struck out 911. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.85.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .261 average at home. The Giants hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330 which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.84 hits per contest. Brandon Crawford comes into this matchup batting .275 and he has an OBP of .339. He has 109 hits this year along with 46 runs scored and 71 RBI. He's struck out 85 times and has walked on 39 occasions. Buster Posey is hitting .288 and he has an OBP of .363. He has collected 109 hits so far while he's scored 62 runs and drove in 54. He has earned a walk 45 times and has punched out 49 times. The Giants as a unit have 1,017 base hits, including 190 doubles and 94 homers. They have 59 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 26 times. San Francisco as a team has walked 419 times this year and they have struck out 794 times. They've had 849 men left on base and have an OPS of .726. They score 4.41 runs per game and have totaled 507 runs so far this season.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 50-62-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 61-54-0 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 53-59-3 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 53-62-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/12/16 RF Steve Pearce Elbow "?" Saturday vs. San Francisco Giants
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles
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