BASEBALL — August 8

BALTIMORE (Gausman) at OAKLAND (Graveman)
(Line: Orioles -160 / Athletics +140, Total 8.5) – Kendall Graveman is very good at getting ground balls, but these Orioles hit four homers against him when he faced them last. Baltimore is coming off a game where they hit five homers – three of which came from Manny Machado. Baltimore has a slugging percentage of .445 and 117 home runs in 80 games against right-handed starters. They also have a .339 wOBA (Weighted On-Base Average) and .190 ISO (Isolated Power) figure against righties. Kevin Gausman is said to have the kind of stuff that could make him an ace someday, but he has problems in the first inning, when he has given up NINE home runs. This gives us a good “first half” play.

PLAY BY JAY: OVER 4.5 in First 5 (+100) ***

(All information is for news matter only; All games are graded on a scale of 1-4 stars. Lines are subject to change)