Thursday, April 14, 2016
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Tillman vs. Cole Hamels
The Baltimore Orioles visit Globe Life Park on Thursday to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Chris Tillman for the Orioles and Cole Hamels for the Rangers. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +130 and Texas at -140. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Orioles have a 2-4-1 over/under record and a 6-1-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 86% of the time. The Rangers are 5-4-0 against the run line and have a 5-4-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 56% of the time.
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The Orioles head into this matchup with a 7-0 record, including 2-0 on the road. Starting pitcher Chris Tillman has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 1.29 and a WHIP of 0.86. He has 10 strikeouts over his 7 innings pitched and he has given up 4 hits so far this season. He has allowed 5.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.12. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 1.84 and they have given up 22 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the bullpen while being struck out 31 times and walking 10 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 7.86 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.43 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.00. The Orioles pitchers have collectively given up 55 base hits and 20 earned runs. They have allowed 6 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 18 batters and struck out 66. They walk 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.16 and their FIP as a unit is 3.41.
As a team, Baltimore is batting .293, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .282 average away from home. The Orioles hold a .522 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .355 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.71 hits per game. Chris Davis comes into this game hitting .240 and his on-base percentage is at .387. He has 6 hits this season along with 8 runs scored and 7 runs batted in. He's struck out 10 times and has walked 6 times. Manny Machado is hitting .414 and he has an on-base percentage of .469. He has totaled 12 hits so far while scoring 8 runs and he's driven in 4. He has walked 2 times and has struck out 6 times. The Orioles have 68 hits, including 14 doubles and 13 home runs. They've stolen 2 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 0 times. Baltimore has walked 22 times this season and they've struck out 57 times as a unit. They've left 43 men on base and have a team OPS of .877. They score 5.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 40 runs so far this year.
Texas comes into this matchup with a 1-2 home record and a 5-4 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.08, Cole Hamels has a 2-0 record and a 1.08 WHIP. He has 12 strikeouts over the 13 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 8 hits. He has allowed 5.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.03. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 6.20 and they have given up 29 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .290 against the Rangers bullpen while being struck out 20 times and walking 9 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 7.91 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.21 batters per nine. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 3.95. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 70 base knocks and 35 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 11 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Texas as a staff has walked 34 hitters and struck out 55. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 5.15.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .161 average at home. The Rangers hold a .355 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310 which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8 hits per contest. Shin-Soo Choo comes into this matchup batting .188 and he has an OBP of .409. He has 3 hits this year along with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI. He's struck out 4 times and has walked on 4 occasions. Prince Fielder is hitting .188 and he has an OBP of .275. He has collected 6 hits so far while he's scored 2 runs and drove in 10. He has earned a walk 5 times and has punched out 12 times. The Rangers as a unit have 72 base hits, including 17 doubles and 6 homers. They have 5 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 4 times. Texas as a team has walked 27 times this year and they have struck out 85 times. They've had 59 men left on base and have an OPS of .665. They score 4.44 runs per game and have totaled 40 runs so far this season.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 2-4-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 6-1-0 against the run line so far this season
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 5-4-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 5-4-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/12/16 CF Adam Jones Ribs "?" Wednesday vs. Boston Red Sox
04/01/16 P Brian Matusz Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/25)
03/31/16 3B Jimmy Paredes Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/25)
03/30/16 P Kevin Gausman Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/25)
04/11/16 C Robinson Chirinos Forearm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/9)
04/10/16 RF Shin-Soo Choo Calf Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/9)
04/10/16 P Tanner Schepper Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/25)
04/04/16 RF Josh Hamilton Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/25)
04/04/16 P Luke Jackson Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/25)
04/03/16 C Chris Gimenez Ankle Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/27)
04/03/16 P Yu Darvish Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Orioles
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