Sunday, May 8, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Kendall Graveman vs. Chris Tillman
The Oakland Athletics visit Oriole Park on Sunday to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are Kendall Graveman for the Athletics and Chris Tillman for the Orioles. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +140 and Baltimore at -150. The over/under was set at 8. 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 14-13-0 against the run line and have a 9-16-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
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The Athletics head into this matchup with a 14-16 record, including 9-5 on the road. Starting pitcher Kendall Graveman has a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 4.40 and a WHIP of 1.33. He has 25 strikeouts over his 28.2 innings pitched and he has given up 30 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.44. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 2.99 and they have given up 92 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen while being struck out 91 times and walking 23 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 13th 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 4.04.
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 21st 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 11-5 home record and a 16-12 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.81, Chris Tillman has a 3-1 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 33 strikeouts over the 32 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 24 hits. He has allowed 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.64. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.54 and they have given up 83 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Orioles bullpen while being struck out 90 times and walking 39 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.17 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.94 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.59. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 216 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 86 hitters and struck out 210. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 3.54.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .278 average at home. The Orioles hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326 which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 9th in baseball with 8.85 hits per contest. Chris Davis comes into this matchup batting .210 and he has an OBP of .325. He has 21 hits this year along with 20 runs scored and 17 RBI. He's struck out 36 times and has walked on 17 occasions. Manny Machado is hitting .342 and he has an OBP of .397. 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 239 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 82 times this year and they have struck out 220 times. They've had 175 men left on base and have an OPS of .766. They score 4.22 runs per game and have totaled 114 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 9-16-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 14-13-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/29/16 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 15-day DL (4/28); out for season
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)
04/23/16 P Yovani Gallardo Shoulder 15-day DL (4/23)
03/31/16 3B Jimmy Paredes Wrist 15-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics
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