Friday, July 8, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Shoemaker vs. Ubaldo Jimenez
The Los Angeles Angels head to Oriole Park on Friday to take on the Baltimore Orioles. The probable pitchers are Matt Shoemaker for the Angels and Ubaldo Jimenez for the Orioles. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles at -105 and Baltimore at -105. The over/under is 8. The Angels have a 35-49-3 over/under mark and a 41-46-0 run line record, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Orioles are 48-36-0 against the run line and have a 44-37-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 57% of the time.
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The Angels head into this game with a 35-50 record, and they are 19-24 on the road. Starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker has a 3-9 record with an ERA of 4.40 and a WHIP of 1.32. He has 93 strikeouts during his 92 innings pitched and he has given up 101 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.42. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.05 and they have allowed 281 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the pen while they've been struck out 221 times and walked 101 times this year. As a unit, Los Angeles has given up 7.28 base hits per nine innings while striking out 9.45 hitters per nine. They are 4th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.40. The Angels pitchers have collectively given up 793 base hits and 381 earned runs. They have allowed 110 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 270 batters and struck out 600. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.68.
As a team, Los Angeles is hitting .239, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .244 average on the road. The Angels have a .388 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .313 which is good for 22nd in the league. They rank 27th in baseball with 8.05 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this game hitting .323 and his on-base percentage is at .425. He has 100 hits this season along with 62 runs scored and 56 runs batted in. He's struck out 66 times and has walked 55 times. Kole Calhoun is hitting .285 and he has an on-base percentage of .355. He has totaled 92 hits so far while scoring 49 runs and he's driven in 46. He has walked 33 times and has struck out 64 times. The Angels have 778 hits, including 154 doubles and 84 home runs. They've stolen 32 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 17 times. Los Angeles has walked 247 times this season and they've struck out 501 times as a unit. They've left 568 men on base and have a team OPS of .741. They score 4.53 runs per contest and have scored a total of 385 runs so far this year.
Baltimore comes into this game with a 31-13 home mark and a 49-35 overall record. With an ERA of 6.95, Ubaldo Jimenez has a 5-8 record and a 1.92 WHIP. He has 72 strikeouts over the 80.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 106 hits. He has allowed 11.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.87. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.20 and they have given up 271 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the Orioles bullpen while being struck out 272 times and walking 119 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 9.31 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.71 batters per nine. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.39. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 772 base knocks and 364 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 99 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a staff has walked 287 hitters and struck out 639. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.44.
As a team, they are batting .271, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .277 average at home. The Orioles hold a .465 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332 which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.39 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this matchup batting .321 and he has an OBP of .378. He has 106 hits this year along with 60 runs scored and 53 RBI. He's struck out 64 times and has walked on 29 occasions. Mark Trumbo is hitting .285 and he has an OBP of .334. He has collected 96 hits so far while he's scored 52 runs and drove in 64. He has earned a walk 23 times and has punched out 97 times. The Orioles as a unit have 789 base hits, including 166 doubles and 131 homers. They have 12 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 8 times. Baltimore as a team has walked 253 times this year and they have struck out 720 times. They've had 562 men left on base and have an OPS of .797. They score 5.12 runs per game and have totaled 430 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 35-49-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 41-46-0 against the run line so far this season
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 44-37-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 48-36-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
07/07/16 LF Daniel Nava Knee is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday vs. Tampa Bay Rays
07/07/16 RF Kole Calhoun Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday vs. Tampa Bay Rays
07/06/16 LF Shane Robinson Ankle 15-day DL (7/6)
06/14/16 P Cory Rasmus Groin 15-day DL (6/14)
06/01/16 2B Cliff Pennington Hamstring 15-day DL (6/1)
05/18/16 C Geovany Soto Knee 15-day DL (5/17)
05/10/16 P Garrett Richards Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
05/02/16 LF Craig Gentry Back 60-day DL (4/26)
04/06/16 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 60-day DL (4/4), out for season
04/03/16 P C.J. Wilson Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25), out for season
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Orioles
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