Monday, September 5, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Ubaldo Jimenez vs. Matt Andriese
The Baltimore Orioles head to Tropicana Field on Monday to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable pitchers are Ubaldo Jimenez for the Orioles and Matt Andriese for the Rays. The opening line for this game has Baltimore at +100 and Tampa Bay at -110. The over/under is 8.5. The Orioles have a 59-73-3 over/under mark and a 69-66-0 run line record, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Rays are 61-73-0 against the run line and have a 65-62-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
The Orioles head into this game with a 74-61 record, and they are 29-37 on the road. Starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez has a 5-11 record with an ERA of 6.46 and a WHIP of 1.80. He has 94 strikeouts during his 107.1 innings pitched and he has given up 132 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 11.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.73. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.70 and they have allowed 427 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the pen while they've been struck out 419 times and walked 181 times this year. As a unit, Baltimore has given up 9.03 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.74 hitters per nine. They are 21st in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.41. The Orioles pitchers have collectively given up 1,195 base hits and 584 earned runs. They have allowed 159 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 466 batters and struck out 1,024. They walk 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.44.
As a team, Baltimore is hitting .261, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .255 average on the road. The Orioles have a .452 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .320 which is good for 19th in the league. They rank 10th in baseball with 8.91 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this game hitting .305 and his on-base percentage is at .358. He has 162 hits this season along with 94 runs scored and 85 runs batted in. He's struck out 97 times and has walked 43 times. Adam Jones is hitting .279 and he has an on-base percentage of .319. He has totaled 141 hits so far while scoring 76 runs and he's driven in 76. He has walked 30 times and has struck out 94 times. The Orioles have 1,202 hits, including 231 doubles and 214 home runs. They've stolen 15 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 10 times. Baltimore has walked 384 times this season and they've struck out 1,103 times as a unit. They've left 882 men on base and have a team OPS of .772. They score 4.7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 634 runs so far this year.
Tampa Bay comes into this game with a 34-37 home mark and a 58-76 overall record. With an ERA of 4.19, Matt Andriese has a 6-6 record and a 1.20 WHIP. He has 86 strikeouts over the 101 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 99 hits. He has allowed 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.8. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.20 and they have given up 402 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Rays bullpen while being struck out 378 times and walking 151 times this season. As a team, Tampa Bay has allowed 8.74 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.72 batters per nine. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.14. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,148 base knocks and 544 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 170 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 402 hitters and struck out 1,145. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.17.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .236 average at home. The Rays hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311 which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 26th in baseball with 8.25 hits per contest. Logan Forsythe comes into this matchup batting .281 and he has an OBP of .350. He has 113 hits this year along with 65 runs scored and 46 RBI. He's struck out 94 times and has walked on 38 occasions. Evan Longoria is hitting .282 and he has an OBP of .331. He has collected 147 hits so far while he's scored 70 runs and drove in 84. He has earned a walk 39 times and has punched out 122 times. The Rays as a unit have 1,105 base hits, including 240 doubles and 180 homers. They have 48 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 33 times. Tampa Bay as a team has walked 390 times this year and they have struck out 1,208 times. They've had 878 men left on base and have an OPS of .740. They score 4.25 runs per game and have totaled 570 runs so far this season.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 59-73-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 69-66-0 against the run line so far this season
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 65-62-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 61-73-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/01/16 RF Joey Rickard Thumb 60-day DL (7/21)
08/24/16 P Chris Tillman Shoulder 15-day DL (8/21)
08/13/16 P Darren O'Day Shoulder 15-day DL (8/12)
06/21/16 P Brian Duensing Elbow 15-day DL (6/20)
Tampa Bay Rays
08/07/16 LF Desmond Jennings Knee 15-day DL (8/3); out for season
08/07/16 P Enny Romero Back 15-day DL (8/4)
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays
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