Saturday, March 18, 2017
George M. Steinbrenner Field
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Probable Pitchers: Dylan Bundy vs. CC Sabathia
The Baltimore Orioles visit George M. Steinbrenner Field on Saturday, March 18, 2017 to play the New York Yankees in a Spring Training matchup. The probable starters are Dylan Bundy for the Orioles and CC Sabathia for the Yankees.
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The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +106 and New York at -119. The Orioles had a 67-91-4 over/under record and a 82-80-0 run line mark last season, meaning they covered 51% of the time. The Yankees were 81-81-0 against the run line and had a 72-80-10 over/under record. They covered the spread 50% of the time.
The Orioles are coming off a 89-73 record in 2016, including 39-42 on the road. Starting pitcher Dylan Bundy had a 10-6 record with an earned run average of 4.02 and a WHIP of 1.38. He had 104 strikeouts over his 109.2 innings pitched and he gave up 109 hits last season. He allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 4.7. The bullpen last year had an earned run average of 3.40 and they gave up 495 base hits on the year. Teams hit .241 against the bullpen while being struck out 506 times and walking 209 times last season. As a team, Baltimore allowed 8.85 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.84 batters per nine innings. They were 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.22. The Orioles pitchers collectively gave up 1,408 base hits and 671 earned runs. They allowed 183 home runs last season and they allowed 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a pitching staff walked 545 batters and struck out 1,248. They walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit was 4.31.
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As a team Baltimore batted .256, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .253 average away from home. The Orioles held a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317 which was good for 21st in baseball. They ranked 14th in baseball with 8.73 hits per game. Adam Jones is coming off a 2016 season in which he hit .265 with an on-base percentage of .310. He had 164 hits last season along with 86 runs scored and 83 runs batted in. He struck out 115 times and walked 39 times. Manny Machado hit .294 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .343. He totaled 188 hits while scoring 105 runs and he drove in 96. He walked 48 times and struck out on 120 occasions. The Orioles had 1,413 hits, including 265 doubles and 253 home runs. They stole 19 bases and were thrown out stealing 13 times. Baltimore walked 468 times last season and they struck out 1,324 times as a unit. They left 1,065 men on base and had a team OPS of .760. They scored 4.59 runs per contest and scored a total of 744 runs last year.
New York had a 48-33 home record and a 84-78 overall mark in 2016. With an earned run average of 3.91, CC Sabathia had a 9-12 record and a 1.32 WHIP last season. He had 152 strikeouts over the 179.2 innings he pitched during which he gave up 172 hits. He allowed 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.28. Last season the bullpen had an earned run average of 3.67 and they gave up 426 base hits on the year. Teams hit .221 against the Yankees bullpen while being struck out 578 times and walking 184 times last season. As a team, New York allowed 8.56 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.78 batters per nine innings. They were 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.16. The Yankees pitchers as a team surrendered 1,358 base knocks and 660 earned runs last season. They gave up 214 home runs last year and they gave up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. New York as a staff walked 444 hitters and struck out 1,393. They gave up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they struck out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.26 while their FIP as a staff was 4.20.
As a team, they batted .252, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .253 average at home. The Yankees held a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314 which was good for 25th in baseball. They ranked 21st in baseball with 8.5 hits per contest. Brett Gardner comes into this matchup after batting .261 with an OBP of .351. He had 143 hits last year along with 80 runs scored and 41 RBI. He struck out 106 times and walked on 70 occasions. Didi Gregorius hit .276 in 2016 and he had an OBP of .304. He collected 155 hits while scoring 68 runs and driving in 70. He earned a walk 19 times and punched out 82 times. The Yankees as a unit had 1,377 base hits, including 245 doubles and 183 homers. They had 72 stolen bases and were thrown out 22 times. New York as a team walked 475 times last year and they struck out 1,188 times. They had 1,098 men left on base and had an OPS of .720. They scored 4.2 runs per game and totaled 680 runs last season.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles were 67-91-4 against the over/under last season
The Baltimore Orioles were 82-80-0 against the run line last season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees were 72-80-10 against the over/under last season
The New York Yankees were 81-81-0 against the run line last season
Injuries to Watch
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New York Yankees
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Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles +106
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