Sunday, July 3, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Ubaldo Jimenez vs. Hisashi Iwakuma
The Baltimore Orioles visit Safeco Field on Sunday to play the Seattle Mariners. The probable starters are Ubaldo Jimenez for the Orioles and Hisashi Iwakuma for the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +143 and Seattle at -153. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Orioles have a 40-36-3 over/under record and a 46-33-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 58% of the time. The Mariners are 39-41-0 against the run line and have a 38-37-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 49% of the time.
The Orioles head into this matchup with a 47-32 record, including 16-19 on the road. Starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez has a 5-7 record with an earned run average of 6.63 and a WHIP of 1.91. He has 69 strikeouts over his 76 innings pitched and he has given up 100 hits so far this season. He has allowed 11.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.74. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.15 and they have given up 248 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the bullpen while being struck out 245 times and walking 105 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 9.21 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.65 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.26. The Orioles pitchers have collectively given up 715 base hits and 331 earned runs. They have allowed 90 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 262 batters and struck out 594. They walk 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.36.
As a team, Baltimore is batting .271, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .264 average away from home. The Orioles hold a .469 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332 which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.3 hits per game. Manny Machado comes into this game hitting .330 and his on-base percentage is at .387. He has 101 hits this season along with 58 runs scored and 50 runs batted in. He's struck out 59 times and has walked 27 times. Mark Trumbo is hitting .278 and he has an on-base percentage of .327. He has totaled 88 hits so far while scoring 45 runs and he's driven in 60. He has walked 21 times and has struck out 90 times. The Orioles have 735 hits, including 154 doubles and 126 home runs. They've stolen 12 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 8 times. Baltimore has walked 238 times this season and they've struck out 673 times as a unit. They've left 520 men on base and have a team OPS of .801. They score 5.13 runs per contest and have scored a total of 405 runs so far this year.
Seattle comes into this matchup with a 20-20 home record and a 41-39 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.34, Hisashi Iwakuma has a 7-6 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 76 strikeouts over the 101.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 111 hits. He has allowed 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.63. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.37 and they have given up 219 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 291 times and walking 97 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.59 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.62 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 686 base knocks and 309 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 101 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a staff has walked 240 hitters and struck out 689. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.19.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .254 average at home. The Mariners hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 10th in baseball with 9.03 hits per contest. Nelson Cruz comes into this matchup batting .285 and he has an OBP of .369. He has 84 hits this year along with 48 runs scored and 53 RBI. He's struck out 81 times and has walked on 34 occasions. Robinson Cano is hitting .302 and he has an OBP of .358. He has collected 99 hits so far while he's scored 57 runs and drove in 54. He has earned a walk 25 times and has punched out 52 times. The Mariners as a unit have 722 base hits, including 119 doubles and 117 homers. They have 24 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 19 times. Seattle as a team has walked 245 times this year and they have struck out 608 times. They've had 534 men left on base and have an OPS of .766. They score 4.83 runs per game and have totaled 386 runs so far this season.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 40-36-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 46-33-0 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 38-37-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 39-41-0 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)
06/30/16 P Nick Vincent Back 15-day DL (6/27)
06/30/16 C Steve Clevenger Hand 15-day DL (6/29)
06/25/16 P Adrian Sampson Elbow 15-day DL (6/24)
06/01/16 P Felix Hernandez Calf 15-day DL (5/28)
05/04/16 P Tony Zych Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (5/2)
04/04/16 P Charlie Furbush Bicep 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Evan Scribner Oblique 60-day DL (3/25)
03/30/16 C Jesus Sucre Leg 60-day DL (3/1)
03/30/16 P Ryan Cook Shoulder 60-day DL (3/12)
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles
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