Saturday, July 8, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Wade Miley vs. Adalberto Mejia
Target Field is the site of the matchup between the Baltimore Orioles and the Minnesota Twins on Saturday, July 8, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Wade Miley for the Orioles and Adalberto Mejia for the Twins.
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Baltimore opens at +220 while Minnesota opens at -270. The Orioles have a 43-39-3 over/under record and a 37-48-0 run line mark. The Twins are 43-42-0 against the run line and have a 37-43-5 over/under record.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 43-39-3 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 37-48-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 37-43-5 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 43-42-0 against the run line
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
07/05/17 2B Ryan Flaherty Shoulder 60-day DL (05/19)
07/04/17 P Chris Tillman Paternity List out indefinitely
06/19/17 SS J.J. Hardy Wrist 10-day DL (06/19)
06/16/17 P Mike Wright Shoulder 10-day DL (06/15)
06/13/17 1B Chris Davis Oblique 10-day DL (06/13)
05/28/17 CF Anthony Santander Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
07/06/17 P Hector Santiago Back 10-day DL (07/03)
07/06/17 1B Joe Mauer Back "?" Friday vs. Baltimore Orioles
06/29/17 P Craig Breslow Ribs 10-day DL (06/28)
05/28/17 P Justin Haley Shoulder 10-day DL (05/28)
05/28/17 P Ryan O'Rourke Forearm 60-day DL (03/30)
05/21/17 P Phil Hughes Bicep 10-day DL (05/22)
03/31/17 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (04/02)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/22)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Orioles have a 40-45 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Wade Miley has a 3-7 record with an earned run average of 5.20 and a WHIP of 1.74. He has 76 strikeouts over his 83 innings pitched and he's given up 96 hits. He allows 10.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.18 and they have given up 324 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the bullpen and they've struck out 277 hitters and walked 121 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.07. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 824 base hits and 422 earned runs. They have allowed 128 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 317 batters and struck out 622. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.52 and their FIP as a unit is 5.11.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .252, good for 19th in the league. The Orioles hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Mark Trumbo is hitting .255 with an on-base percentage of .318. He has 84 hits this season in 329 at bats with 40 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .410 and an OPS+ of 94. Jonathan Schoop is hitting .296 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .350. He has totaled 89 hits and he has driven in 52 men in 301 at bats. His OPS+ is 135 while his slugging percentage is at .542. The Orioles have 734 hits, including 138 doubles and 115 home runs. Baltimore has walked 212 times so far this season and they have struck out 753 times as a unit. They have left 550 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 4.36 runs per contest and have scored a total of 366 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 44-41 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.32, Adalberto Mejia has a 4-3 record and a 1.51 WHIP. He has 48 strikeouts over the 58.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 59 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.90 and they have given up 324 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .273 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 235 batters and walked 109 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.83. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 788 base knocks and 402 earned runs this season. They have given up 127 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 283 hitters and struck out 580 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 5.09.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 16th in the league. The Twins hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Miguel Sano comes into this matchup batting .277 with an OBP of .372. He has 79 hits this year along with 60 RBI in 285 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .544 with an OPS+ of 140. Joe Mauer is hitting .286 this season and he has an OBP of .360. He has collected 79 hits in 276 at bats while driving in 34 runs. He has an OPS+ of 104 and a slugging percentage of .402. The Twins as a unit have 728 base hits, including 149 doubles and 99 homers. Minnesota has walked 314 times this year and they have struck out on 701 occasions. They have had 612 men left on base and have an OPS of .740. They have scored 4.55 runs per game and totaled 382 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles +220
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