Detroit vs Baltimore MLB Odds Preview

Detroit vs Baltimore MLB Odds Preview

Written by on May 11, 2016

It’s the first game of a four game weekend series on Thursday, as the Detroit Tigers take on the Baltimore Orioles. The Tigers finished up a three game series with the Washington Nationals, while the Orioles were in Minnesota. The Detroit Tigers are 15-17 on the season. The Tigers are third in the American League Central, but trail first place Chicago by 7.5 games. For the Orioles, they hold a 19-12 record. The Orioles are tied with the Boston Red Sox at the top of the American League East. Find out more about the updated MLB betting lines here.

Detroit Tigers vs Baltimore Orioles MLB Odds Preview

When: Thursday, May 12, 2016Where: Oriole Park in BaltimoreTV: MASN, FS-DRadio: 97.1 The Ticket, 105.7 The FanPitching Matchups: Pelfrey vs. JimenezMLB Odds: TBA 

Why Bet the Tigers

The Detroit Tigers have dropped 7 of their last 10 games, but had their recent losing streak snapped with a 5-4 win over the Nationals. Detroit has seen their third basemen Nick Castellanos get off to a red hot start. He is batting .378, with 7 homeruns and 28 runs batted in on the season. All three of those leads the Tigers. Detroit as a team is batting .256, which is 11th in the league. Detroit’s pitching has failed them recently, allowing 48 runs during the 7 game losing streak. The Tigers as a team have an earned run average of 4.43.

Why Bet the Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles continue to be one of the biggest pleasant surprises in Major League Baseball. Baltimore has the second best record in the American League, only behind the White Sox. The Orioles are 13-5 in games played at home this season, and their run differential is +22. Baltimore’s Manny Machado has been an absolute stud, and a possible American League MVP. Machado is batting .365 on the season, and has belted 10 homeruns. The Orioles third basemen also leads the team with a .365 batting average. Baltimore ranks sixth in baseball with a sparkling .268 batting average.

Expert Score & Prediction

Mike Pelfrey is on the mound for the Detroit Tigers. Pelfrey has been getting smoked all season long, with an 0-4 record. He will go against Ubaldo Jimenez for the Baltimore Orioles. Wright is 1-3 on the season. The Baltimore Orioles have one of the top offenses in all of Major League Baseball. If Adam Jones can heat up, Baltimore will be a force to reckon with in the American League. For now, Manny Machado and Chris Davis will provide enough pop. The bet for this game is the Baltimore Orioles -130 over the Detroit Tigers. The final score prediction for this game is the Baltimore Orioles 7-4 over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night.