Baltimore Orioles vs. Detroit Tigers Free Preview

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The Baltimore Orioles will be taking on the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will be televising this AL showdown. The opening pitch will be at 1:10 p.m. ET.

Baltimore Orioles at Detroit Tigers Odds

Baltimore (-120) is favored over Detroit (+110) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this day game at 9 runs. The odds for wagering on the game’s total stand at -105 for the over and -115 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the runline odds standing at Orioles -1.5 runs (+125) and Tigers 1.5 runs (-145).

The Tigers are 6-9 SU and 6-8 ATS. They’ve lost 3.4 units for moneyline bettors and 2.4 units against the spread (ATS). Detroit has a – ATS mark over its last seven games and the . The Orioles have gone 5-13 SU this year and are 6-11 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 5.1 units for gamblers taking the moneyline over the early part of the year and 5.7 units ATS. Baltimore is – ATS over its last seven games and the .

Detroit games have a 5-9 over/under record thus far in 2018. The Orioles have an over/under record of 6-10-1.

Alex Cobb will get the nod for Baltimore. The right-handed Cobb is 0-1 with a 17.18 ERA. He has yet to face the Tigers this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (0-0, 2.70 ERA and three strikeouts over 6.2 innings).

The Tigers are sending righty Jordan Zimmermann (0-0, 8.18 ERA) to the mound. Zimmermann has 11 strikeouts and two walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.55. Zimmermann only made one start against the Orioles in 2017 (1-0, 6.00 ERA and six strikeouts across six innings).

As a unit, Detroit’s pitchers have yielded 4.3 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have a 3.76 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 6.6 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.11 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 8.7 K/9.

The Detroit offense is putting up 3.9 runs per contest, including 3.7 per game over its last 10 games and 4.0 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .267/.308/.477 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that span.

Nicholas Castellanos and Victor Martinez have led the Tigers’ batters so far. Castellanos is hitting .305/.379/.424 with 18 hits, five RBIs and 11 runs scored, and Martinez’s line is .304/.365/.457 with 14 hits, eight RBIs and three runs scored.

In the visiting dugout, Baltimore’s pitchers have allowed 5.3 runs per game and its starters own a 5.12 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 7.98 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.27, along with a WHIP of 1.59.

Orioles hitters have slashed .215/.289/.343 on their way to 3.2 runs scored per game this season, including 3.2 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 2.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (0-5 SU).

Baltimore’s hitters have been powered by Manny Machado and Pedro Alvarez. Machado is slashing .319/.402/.528 with three home runs, 10 RBIs and seven runs scored, while Alvarez (.308/.471/.615) has produced two homers, seven RBIs and five runs scored.

<p.Maintaining a slash line of .227/.264/.387 across 254 such plate appearances, Machado did not do especially well against right-handed pitchers on the road last year (compared to his overall season slash line of .260/.311/.473).

Baltimore Orioles vs. Detroit Tigers Free Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Tigers, ATS Winner – Tigers, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The Orioles have lost seven of their last eight games SU.
  • Detroit has recorded 19.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 22.4 over its last five.
  • The Orioles have hit seven home runs in their last 10 games, including four over their last five.