Sunday, May 28, 2017
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Alec Asher vs. Lance McCullers
The Baltimore Orioles head to Minute Maid Park on Sunday, May 28, 2017 to take on the Houston Astros. The expected starting pitchers are Alec Asher for the Orioles and Lance McCullers for the Astros.
The odds for this matchup have Baltimore at +103 and Houston at -113. The Orioles have a 22-22-2 over/under mark and a 24-22-0 run line record. The Astros are 28-21-0 against the run line and have a 24-22-3 over/under record.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 22-22-2 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 24-22-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 24-22-3 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 28-21-0 against the run line
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
05/21/17 2B Ryan Flaherty Shoulder 10-day DL (05/19)
05/06/17 P Zach Britton Forearm 10-day DL (5/5)
04/02/17 CF Anthony Santander Forearm 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Houston Astros Injuries
05/26/17 P Dallas Keuchel Neck 10-day DL (5/17); expected to be activated & start Saturday vs. Baltimore Orioles
05/25/17 C Brian McCann Concussion 7-day DL (5/20); expected to be activated Saturday vs Baltimore
04/26/17 RF Teoscar Hernandez Leg 10-day DL (4/25)
04/20/17 P Jandel Gustave Forearm 10-day DL (4/19)
03/31/17 P Collin McHugh Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Orioles have a 25-21 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Alec Asher has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 2.17 and a WHIP of 1.07. He has 22 strikeouts over his 29 innings pitched and he's given up 24 hits. He allows 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.87 and they have given up 169 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the bullpen and they've struck out 148 hitters and walked 70 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.23. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 433 base hits and 196 earned runs. They have allowed 57 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 175 batters and struck out 338. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.46 and their FIP as a unit is 4.56.
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As a team Baltimore is hitting .253, good for 12th in the league. The Orioles hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Adam Jones is hitting .258 with an on-base percentage of .302. He has 49 hits this season in 190 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .411 and an OPS+ of 93. Jonathan Schoop is hitting .277 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .330. He has totaled 44 hits and he has driven in 19 men in 159 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .472. The Orioles have 412 hits, including 76 doubles and 65 home runs. Baltimore has walked 129 times so far this season and they have struck out 402 times as a unit. They have left 323 men on base and have a team OPS of .734. They score 4.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 207 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 33-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.43, Lance McCullers has a 5-1 record and a 1.05 WHIP. He has 65 strikeouts over the 59.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 45 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.28 and they have given up 119 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .202 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 204 batters and walked 63 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.42. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 375 base knocks and 169 earned runs this season. They have given up 60 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 153 hitters and struck out 477 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 3.78.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 6th in the league. The Astros hold a .446 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Carlos Correa comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .372. He has 48 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 164 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .488 with an OPS+ of 141. Jose Altuve is hitting .291 this season and he has an OBP of .360. He has collected 53 hits in 182 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 136 and a slugging percentage of .484. The Astros as a unit have 443 base hits, including 80 doubles and 70 homers. Houston has walked 154 times this year and they have struck out on 347 occasions. They have had 327 men left on base and have an OPS of .780. They have scored 4.88 runs per game and totaled 239 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros -113
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