Baltimore Orioles vs. Detroit Tigers Matchup

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The Baltimore Orioles are making a road trip to Detroit to take on the Tigers at Comerica Park. This AL matchup will begin at 6:40 p.m. ET and fans hoping to watch it can tune in to Mid-Atlantic Sports Network.

Baltimore Orioles at Detroit Tigers Odds

Vegas has put matching -105 moneyline odds on both of these teams. Bettors can gamble on the game’s total with odds listed at -110 for over 8 runs and -110 for under 8. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the runline odds sitting at +140 for the Orioles -1.5 runs and -160 for the Tigers +1.5.

The Orioles have gone only 5-11 SU this year and are 6-10 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 4.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline through the early part of the year and 4.7 units ATS. Baltimore is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone under in three of those seven. The Tigers, on the other hand, are 4-9 SU and 5-8 ATS. The team has lost 4.3 units for moneyline bettors and 3.4 units ATS. Detroit has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven outings and the under has cashed in five of those seven.

Tigers games have had an over/under record of 5-8 so far in 2018. Baltimore has an over/under record of 6-9-1.

Andrew Cashner is getting the start for the visiting Orioles. The right-handed Cashner is 1-1 with a 2.50 ERA and 16 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Tigers this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Tigers are planning to start lefty Francisco Liriano (1-1, 2.13 ERA), who’s got seven strikeouts and five walks, as well as a 0.95 WHIP. Liriano only made one start against the Orioles in 2017 (0-1, 2.70 ERA and 10 strikeouts across 6.2 innings).

Baltimore’s pitchers have allowed 5.4 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.33 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 8.17 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.86, along with a WHIP of 1.59.

The Orioles offense has slashed .216/.288/.340 on its way to 3.2 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.7 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 2.6 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).

Manny Machado and Pedro Alvarez have led Baltimore’s offense. Machado is hitting .308/.392/.523 with 20 hits, nine RBIs and six runs scored, while Alvarez has a .292 average with seven hits, two homers, seven RBIs and five runs scored.

Machado did not perform especially well on the road in 2017, putting up a slash line of .229/.268/.398 across 336 plate appearances (his total season line was .260/.311/.473).

For the home team, Detroit’s pitchers have yielded 4.5 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have an ERA of 3.99, a WHIP of 1.17 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 6.0. The bullpen has a 3.93 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 8.2 K/9.

Detroit’s hitters have put up 3.8 runs per contest, including 3.3 per game over its last 10 games and 2.2 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .193/.239/.307 over its last five matchups and is 0-5 SU during that stretch.

The Tigers’ offense has been led by outfielders Nicholas Castellanos and Leonys Martin. Castellanos is hitting .302/.362/.415 with 16 hits, five RBIs and nine runs scored, while Martin’s line sits at .271/.352/.396 with 13 hits, three RBIs and eight runs.

The Orioles have lost 0.9 units and are 3-3 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in three of those games, as opposed to two that’ve hit the under against lefties. On the other hand, the Tigers have lost 3.4 units and are 5-7 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has cashed in four of those games, compared to eight that’ve gone under.

Baltimore Orioles at Detroit Tigers Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The Orioles have lost five of their last six games SU.
  • Detroit has recorded 17.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 15.0 over its last five.
  • The Orioles have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games. The Tigers have hit four over their last 10.