Friday, May 6, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Rich Hill vs. Ubaldo Jimenez
The Oakland Athletics visit Oriole Park on Friday to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are Rich Hill for the Athletics and Ubaldo Jimenez for the Orioles. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +120 and Baltimore at -130. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Athletics have a 12-15-2 over/under record and a 15-14-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Orioles are 14-12-0 against the run line and have a 9-15-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 54% of the time.
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The Athletics head into this matchup with a 13-16 record, including 8-5 on the road. Starting pitcher Rich Hill has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 2.53 and a WHIP of 1.22. He has 41 strikeouts over his 32 innings pitched and he has given up 26 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.01. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 2.82 and they have given up 87 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen while being struck out 88 times and walking 22 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 8.76 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.03 batters per nine. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89. The Athletics pitchers have collectively given up 252 base hits and 112 earned runs. They have allowed 31 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 92 batters and struck out 231. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.03.
As a team, Oakland is batting .235, good for 23rd in the league while putting together a .254 average away from home. The Athletics hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .287 which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 7.97 hits per game. Stephen Vogt comes into this game hitting .267 and his on-base percentage is at .302. He has 24 hits this season along with 10 runs scored and 6 runs batted in. He's struck out 16 times and has walked 4 times. Josh Reddick is hitting .260 and he has an on-base percentage of .322. He has totaled 27 hits so far while scoring 12 runs and he's driven in 12. He has walked 10 times and has struck out 18 times. The Athletics have 231 hits, including 37 doubles and 31 home runs. They've stolen 17 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 5 times. Oakland has walked 68 times this season and they've struck out 199 times as a unit. They've left 181 men on base and have a team OPS of .665. They score 3.59 runs per contest and have scored a total of 104 runs so far this year.
Baltimore comes into this matchup with a 10-4 home record and a 15-11 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.20, Ubaldo Jimenez has a 1-3 record and a 1.70 WHIP. He has 29 strikeouts over the 27.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 32 hits. He has allowed 10.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.7. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.51 and they have given up 77 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Orioles bullpen while being struck out 83 times and walking 35 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.37 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.97 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.75. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 212 base knocks and 95 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 18 home runs this year and they give up 0.7 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a staff has walked 85 hitters and struck out 202. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 3.61.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .282 average at home. The Orioles hold a .448 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329 which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 9th in baseball with 8.92 hits per contest. Chris Davis comes into this matchup batting .219 and he has an OBP of .336. He has 21 hits this year along with 20 runs scored and 17 RBI. He's struck out 34 times and has walked on 17 occasions. Manny Machado is hitting .355 and he has an OBP of .410. He has collected 38 hits so far while he's scored 20 runs and drove in 16. He has earned a walk 9 times and has punched out 19 times. The Orioles as a unit have 232 base hits, including 51 doubles and 36 homers. They have 4 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 3 times. Baltimore as a team has walked 80 times this year and they have struck out 212 times. They've had 169 men left on base and have an OPS of .777. They score 4.35 runs per game and have totaled 113 runs so far this season.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 12-15-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 15-14-0 against the run line so far this season
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 9-15-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 14-12-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/05/16 CF Coco Crisp Heel missed last game, "?" Friday vs. Baltimore Orioles
04/29/16 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 15-day DL (4/28)
04/22/16 3B Danny Valencia Hamstring 15-day DL (4/21)
04/10/16 P Henderson Alvarez Shoulder 15-day DL (4/6)
04/05/16 P Felix Doubront Elbow 60-day DL (4/4); out for season
04/03/16 2B Eric Sogard Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 CF Sam Fuld Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/13)
03/31/16 P R.J. Alvarez Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
05/03/16 SS J.J. Hardy Foot 15-day DL (5/2)
05/01/16 P Zach Britton Ankle out indefinitely
04/23/16 P Yovani Gallardo Shoulder 15-day DL (4/23)
03/31/16 3B Jimmy Paredes Wrist 15-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics
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