Sunday, April 17, 2016
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Wright vs. Derek Holland
The Baltimore Orioles visit Globe Life Park on Sunday to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Mike Wright for the Orioles and Derek Holland for the Rangers. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +116 and Texas at -126. The over/under was set at 9.5. The Orioles have a 4-5-1 over/under record and a 7-3-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 70% of the time. The Rangers are 6-6-0 against the run line and have a 7-5-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
The Orioles head into this matchup with a 8-2 record, including 3-2 on the road. Starting pitcher Mike Wright has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 7.20 and a WHIP of 1.20. He has 4 strikeouts over his 5 innings pitched and he has given up 5 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.96. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 1.42 and they have given up 27 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .197 against the bullpen while being struck out 42 times and walking 11 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.08 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.48. The Orioles pitchers have collectively given up 79 base hits and 34 earned runs. They have allowed 7 home runs this season and they allow 0.7 homers per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 26 batters and struck out 89. They walk 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.19.
As a team, Baltimore is batting .294, good for 2nd in the league while putting together a .290 average away from home. The Orioles hold a .540 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .357 which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 5th in baseball with 9.9 hits per game. Chris Davis comes into this game hitting .200 and his on-base percentage is at .378. He has 7 hits this season along with 12 runs scored and 9 runs batted in. He's struck out 14 times and has walked 10 times. Manny Machado is hitting .405 and he has an on-base percentage of .457. He has totaled 17 hits so far while scoring 10 runs and he's driven in 4. He has walked 3 times and has struck out 7 times. The Orioles have 99 hits, including 23 doubles and 20 home runs. They've stolen 2 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 1 times. Baltimore has walked 33 times this season and they've struck out 80 times as a unit. They've left 62 men on base and have a team OPS of .897. They score 5.6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 56 runs so far this year.
Texas comes into this matchup with a 2-3 home record and a 6-6 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.31, Derek Holland has a 1-0 record and a 1.03 WHIP. He has 9 strikeouts over the 11.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 8 hits. He has allowed 6.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.76. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 6.25 and they have given up 43 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .293 against the Rangers bullpen while being struck out 27 times and walking 11 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 8.39 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.46 batters per nine. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.11. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 100 base knocks and 49 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 19 home runs this year and they give up 1.6 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Texas as a staff has walked 44 hitters and struck out 77. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 5.39.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .197 average at home. The Rangers hold a .347 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 17th in baseball with 7.83 hits per contest. Adrian Beltre comes into this matchup batting .283 and he has an OBP of .340. He has 13 hits this year along with 4 runs scored and 9 RBI. He's struck out 3 times and has walked on 4 occasions. Elvis Andrus is hitting .364 and he has an OBP of .421. He has collected 12 hits so far while he's scored 6 runs and drove in 6. He has earned a walk 4 times and has punched out 4 times. The Rangers as a unit have 94 base hits, including 21 doubles and 8 homers. They have 5 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 4 times. Texas as a team has walked 33 times this year and they have struck out 108 times. They've had 72 men left on base and have an OPS of .648. They score 4.42 runs per game and have totaled 53 runs so far this season.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 4-5-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 7-3-0 against the run line so far this season
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 7-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 6-6-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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 Rangers
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