Detroit Tigers at Baltimore Orioles Free Preview

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The Baltimore Orioles are playing host to the Detroit Tigers at Camden Yards. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET and Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will showcase this AL matchup.

Detroit Tigers at Baltimore Orioles Odds

Detroit (+110) is entering this game as the underdog to Baltimore (-120) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this night game at 9 runs. The odds for betting on the games total sit at -105 for the over and -115 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the most recent runline odds standing at -190 for the Tigers +1.5 runs and +165 for the Orioles -1.5.

The Tigers are 10-14 SU and are 12-11 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 2.0 units for moneyline bettors in the seasons early going, despite having gained 0.9 units ATS. The Orioles, on the other hand, are 7-19 SU and 8-17 ATS. The team has lost 11.8 units for moneyline bettors and 9.7 units ATS.

Orioles games have an 11-13-1 over/under record so far in 2018. Detroit has an over/under record of 11-12.

The southpaw Francisco Liriano will get the nod for the visiting Tigers. Liriano is 2-1 with a 3.13 ERA and 20 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with seven strikeouts and a 3.60 ERA against Baltimore this year.

The Orioles are sending righty Andrew Cashner (1-3, 3.60 ERA) to the hill. Cashner has 28 punchouts and 13 walks to his name, as well as a 1.33 WHIP. Cashner is 0-1 with five strikeouts and a 4.50 ERA against Detroit this year.

Baltimore’s pitching staff has yielded 5.4 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The teams starters have a 5.26 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 8.0 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.27 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 8.3 K/9.

The Baltimore hitters are putting up 3.4 runs per outing, including 3.7 per game over its last 10 games and 3.8 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .251/.290/.449 over its last five contests and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.

Manny Machado has helped lead the Orioles offense this year with nine home runs, 20 RBIs and 14 runs scored. Machado enjoyed hitting against lefty pitching at home in 2017, slashing .300/.345/.588 in 87 such plate appearances (his total season line was .260/.311/.473).

In the visiting dugout, Detroit’s pitchers have allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starters own a 3.95 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 7.25 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.70, along with a K-per-9 of 7.80.

Tigers hitters have slashed .251/.317/.407 on their way to 4.6 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.7 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 4.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (1-4 SU).

Detroit’s hitters have been spearheaded by Jeimer Candelario, who is hitting .281/.355/.531 with four home runs, 11 RBIs and 13 runs scored. He did not perform especially well against righty pitching on the road last season. Over 55 such plate appearances, he put up a slash line of .173/.218/.269 (compared to his total season line of .283/.359/.425).

The Orioles are coming off a 6-0 victory in the prior game of this series.

Detroit Tigers vs. Baltimore Orioles Free MLB Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The under has cashed in three of Detroit’s last seven games.
  • The Tigers have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games. The Orioles have hit 15 over their last 10.
  • Baltimore has posted 19.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 20.6 over its last five.
  • The Tigers have lost four of their last five games SU.