Tuesday, May 2, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Alec Asher vs. Chris Sale
The Baltimore Orioles visit Fenway Park on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 to play the Boston Red Sox. The probable starters are Alec Asher for the Orioles and Chris Sale for the Red Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +196 and Boston at -212. The Orioles have a 12-9-2 over/under record and a 11-12-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 12-12-0 against the run line and have a 8-14-2 over/under record.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 12-9-2 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 11-12-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 8-14-2 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 12-12-0 against the run line
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
04/30/17 1B Chris Davis Elbow "?" Monday vs. Boston Red Sox
04/16/17 P Zach Britton Forearm 10-day DL (4/16)
04/02/17 CF Anthony Santander Forearm 10-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 P Chris Tillman Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
04/25/17 3B Pablo Sandoval Knee 10-day DL (4/24)
04/21/17 LF Brock Holt Vertigo 10-day DL (4/21)
04/03/17 P Carson Smith Elbow 60-day DL (4/1)
04/03/17 P Roenis Elias Oblique 10-day DL (4/1)
04/01/17 P Tyler Thornbur Undisclosed 10-day DL (4/1)
03/30/17 P David Price Elbow 10-day DL (4/1)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Orioles have a 15-8 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Alec Asher has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 2.16 and a WHIP of 0.84. He has 6 strikeouts over his 8.1 innings pitched and he's given up 4 hits. He allows 4.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 83 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen and they've struck out 81 hitters and walked 38 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 205 base hits and 94 earned runs. They have allowed 27 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 99 batters and struck out 185. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.47.
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As a team Baltimore is hitting .243, good for 18th in the league. The Orioles hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Jonathan Schoop is hitting .288 with an on-base percentage of .326. He has 23 hits this season in 80 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .538 and an OPS+ of 137. Adam Jones is hitting .309 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .369. He has totaled 29 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 94 at bats. His OPS+ is 136 while his slugging percentage is at .479. The Orioles have 193 hits, including 40 doubles and 30 home runs. Baltimore has walked 67 times so far this season and they have struck out 199 times as a unit. They have left 140 men on base and have a team OPS of .713. They score 4.39 runs per contest and have scored a total of 101 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 13-11 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.19, Chris Sale has a 1-2 record and a 0.77 WHIP. He has 52 strikeouts over the 37.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 23 hits. He allows 5.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.34 and they have given up 50 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .190 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 70 batters and walked 31 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.49. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 191 base knocks and 83 earned runs this season. They have given up 31 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 75 hitters and struck out 229 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.90.
As a team, they are batting .270, good for 3rd in the league. The Red Sox hold a .381 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .363. He has 24 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 82 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .439 with an OPS+ of 118. Mitch Moreland is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .360. He has collected 24 hits in 88 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .477. The Red Sox as a unit have 219 base hits, including 39 doubles and 15 homers. Boston has walked 74 times this year and they have struck out on 157 occasions. They have had 168 men left on base and have an OPS of .716. They have scored 3.88 runs per game and totaled 93 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox -212
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