Two teams in similar situations do battle tonight as the Orioles and Tigers both jockey for position in the crowded AL wild-card race. Detroit and Baltimore have identical 76-64 records heading into Game 2 of their series at Comerica Park.
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit’s last 7 games at home.
- Baltimore is 4-1 on the runline in their last 5 games on the road.
- The Tigers are 7-3 in their last 10 games.
Ubaldo Jimenez did something in his last start that he hasn’t done in a long time – throw a complete game. He did allow three runs in the win but that’s almost incredible for a guy who owns a 6.19 ERA on the season. In his only start against the Tigers, the Dominican got railroaded for five runs in just five innings and allowed Detroit to hit .375 off of him.
Jordan Zimmerman gets the rock for the Tigers tonight as he makes his first start since coming off his second DL stint of the season — Zimm was shelled for six runs in just 1.2 innings when he last came off the shelf. The veteran righty is 1-1 in his last two starts against the O’s but has a bloated 9.00 ERA as he allowed 11 runs in 11-total innings in those starts.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to pick the Detroit Tigers in this matchup found them as -127 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 9.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.5-4.0 win for the Orioles. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Baltimore Orioles vs Detroit Tigers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Detroit (76-64) will face the 76-64 Orioles in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Baltimore injuries news.
The Detroit Tigers vs Baltimore Orioles odds would favor the Tigers if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 9 in the current Odds – Shark
poll, while Baltimore is at No. 21.
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Detroit Tigers No. 12-ranked scoring average of 4.6 runs per game, against a Baltimore Orioles offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4.74 runs per game. The Tigers have averaged 9.19 hits per game to date this season, more than the Orioles hitters have managed (8.92 per nine innings).
Detroit owns the No. 15 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Baltimore’s No. 19-rated defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Baltimore looks to rebound from a loss to the Tigers, who beat them 4-3 on Friday behind a start from Michael Fulmer at Comerica Park.
- Baltimore is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Baltimore’s last 11 games
- Baltimore is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 8 of Baltimore’s last 11 games on the road
- Detroit is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- Detroit is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
- Detroit is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Baltimore at Detroit, Sunday, September 11th