Thursday, May 4, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Ubaldo Jimenez vs. Kyle Kendrick
The Baltimore Orioles head to Fenway Park on Thursday, May 4, 2017 to take on the Boston Red Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Ubaldo Jimenez for the Orioles and Kyle Kendrick for the Red Sox.
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The odds for this matchup have Baltimore at +110 and Boston at -120. The Orioles have a 12-11-2 over/under mark and a 12-13-0 run line record. The Red Sox are 13-13-0 against the run line and have a 8-16-2 over/under record.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 12-11-2 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 12-13-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 8-16-2 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 13-13-0 against the run line
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
05/03/17 C Welington Castillo Shoulder 10-day DL (5/1)
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
05/01/17 P Steven Wright Knee 10-day DL (04/30)
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 16-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 7.43 and a WHIP of 1.74. He has 16 strikeouts over his 23 innings pitched and he's given up 25 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 88 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the bullpen and they've struck out 81 hitters and walked 39 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.1. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 211 base hits and 100 earned runs. They have allowed 27 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 103 batters and struck out 187. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.44.
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As a team Baltimore is hitting .240, good for 20th in the league. The Orioles hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Jonathan Schoop is hitting .298 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 25 hits this season in 84 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .536 and an OPS+ of 139. Adam Jones is hitting .296 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .355. He has totaled 29 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 98 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .459. The Orioles have 199 hits, including 42 doubles and 31 home runs. Baltimore has walked 68 times so far this season and they have struck out 209 times as a unit. They have left 155 men on base and have a team OPS of .706. They score 4.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 106 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 14-12 overall mark this year. Kyle Kendrick is making his season debut for Boston. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.22 and they have given up 51 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .183 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 74 batters and walked 32 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.43. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 197 base knocks and 85 earned runs this season. They have given up 32 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 76 hitters and struck out 239 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.82.
As a team, they are batting .268, good for 4th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this matchup batting .282 with an OBP of .358. He has 24 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 85 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .424 with an OPS+ of 113. Mitch Moreland is hitting .264 this season and he has an OBP of .356. He has collected 24 hits in 91 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 122 and a slugging percentage of .462. The Red Sox as a unit have 225 base hits, including 41 doubles and 15 homers. Boston has walked 78 times this year and they have struck out on 159 occasions. They have had 174 men left on base and have an OPS of .711. They have scored 3.8 runs per game and totaled 95 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Sox -120
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