Friday, April 15, 2016
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Vance Worley vs. Martin Perez
The Baltimore Orioles visit Globe Life Park on Friday to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Vance Worley for the Orioles and Martin Perez for the Rangers. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +112 and Texas at -122. The over/under was set at 9. The Orioles have a 2-5-1 over/under record and a 6-2-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 75% of the time. The Rangers are 5-5-0 against the run line and have a 5-5-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
The Orioles head into this matchup with a 7-1 record, including 2-1 on the road. Starting pitcher Vance Worley has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 3.86 and a WHIP of 1.71. He has 5 strikeouts over his 4.2 innings pitched and he has given up 7 hits so far this season. He has allowed 13.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.46. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 1.67 and they have given up 24 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .205 against the bullpen while being struck out 33 times and walking 10 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 7.99 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.25 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.17. The Orioles pitchers have collectively given up 63 base hits and 24 earned runs. They have allowed 6 home runs this season and they allow 0.8 homers per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 22 batters and struck out 73. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.27.
As a team, Baltimore is batting .289, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .276 average away from home. The Orioles hold a .511 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .356 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.62 hits per game. Chris Davis comes into this game hitting .233 and his on-base percentage is at .361. He has 7 hits this season along with 9 runs scored and 9 runs batted in. He's struck out 12 times and has walked 6 times. Manny Machado is hitting .441 and he has an on-base percentage of .486. He has totaled 15 hits so far while scoring 9 runs and he's driven in 4. He has walked 2 times and has struck out 7 times. The Orioles have 77 hits, including 17 doubles and 14 home runs. They've stolen 2 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 1 time. Baltimore has walked 27 times this season and they've struck out 67 times as a unit. They've left 53 men on base and have a team OPS of .867. They score 5.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 42 runs so far this year.
Texas comes into this matchup with a 1-2 home record and a 5-5 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.65, Martin Perez has a 0-1 record and a 1.46 WHIP. He has 3 strikeouts over the 12.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 9 hits. He has allowed 6.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.42. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.22 and they have given up 34 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .283 against the Rangers bullpen while being struck out 24 times and walking 9 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 7.86 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.45 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.63. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 78 base knocks and 36 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 13 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Texas as a staff has walked 38 hitters and struck out 64. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 5.07.
As a team, they are batting .232, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .161 average at home. The Rangers hold a .345 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301 which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 19th in baseball with 7.8 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 .194 and he has an OBP of .273. He has collected 7 hits so far while he's scored 2 runs and drove in 10. He has earned a walk 5 times and has punched out 13 times. The Rangers as a unit have 78 base hits, including 17 doubles and 7 homers. They have 5 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 4 times. Texas as a team has walked 29 times this year and they have struck out 92 times. They've had 64 men left on base and have an OPS of .646. They score 4.2 runs per game and have totaled 42 runs so far this season.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 2-5-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 6-2-0 against the run line so far this season
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 5-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 5-5-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/13/16 CF Adam Jones Ribs "?" Thursday vs. Texas Rangers
04/01/16 P Brian Matusz Back 15-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 3B Jimmy Paredes Wrist 15-day DL (3/25)
03/30/16 P Kevin Gausman Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/11/16 C Robinson Chirinos Forearm 60-day DL (4/9)
04/10/16 RF Shin-Soo Choo Calf 15-day DL (4/9)
04/10/16 P Tanner Schepper Knee 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 RF Josh Hamilton Knee 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Luke Jackson Back 15-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 C Chris Gimenez Ankle 15-day DL (3/27)
04/03/16 P Yu Darvish Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Orioles
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