Saturday, July 18, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Tillman (6-7) vs. David Price (9-2)
The Baltimore Orioles visit Comerica Park on Saturday to play the Detroit Tigers. The Orioles send Chris Tillman to the mound to face David Price of the Tigers. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +135 and Detroit at -145. The over/under was set at 8. The Orioles have a 36-47 over/under record and a 47-41 run line mark, meaning they cover 53% of the time. The Tigers have a 50-36 over/under record and a 42-46 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 48% of the time.
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The Orioles show up with a 44-44 record, including 15-25 on the road. Chris Tillman has an earned run average of 5.40 and is 6-7 so far on the season while having a 1.56 WHIP. In his starts, the Orioles are 9-8 over his 90 innings pitched this season while giving up 102 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Orioles are 9-8 in his starts. The team is averaging 5.6 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 224 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 2.90. The bullpen has struck out 274 and walked 101 batters this season while opposing teams hit .221 against them. Baltimore has a team average of 8.43 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.81 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.74, they are 12th in the league.
Baltimore is batting .255 as a team, which is good for 12th in the league and hitting .241 away from home. The Orioles on-base percentage sits at .310, which puts them at 20th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .422. With 101 hits, Manny Machado leads the team while his team ranks 15th in hits per game with 8.52.
Detroit is 22-23 at home while holding a 44-44 overall record on the season. David Price is starting this game 9-2 for the season with an earned run average of 2.38 and a WHIP of 1.12. In his starts, the Tigers are 15-3 and he has allowed 115 hits over 125 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Tigers are 10-8 when he starts. The team is averaging 4.7 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 269 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.97. The Tigers bullpen has struck out 210 batters and walked 94 this season while opposing teams have hit .265 against them. Detroit has a team average of 9.17 hits per game and are averaging 6.97 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.31, they are 27th in the league.
They are batting .281 as a team, which is good for 1st in the league and hitting .291 at home. The Tigers on-base percentage sits at .337, which puts them at 1st in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .434. With 103 hits, Yoenis Cespedes leads the team while his team ranks 1st in hits per game with 9.8.
In terms of team defense, the Orioles have a fielding percentage of .988 with 39 total errors, 824 assists and 2,317 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Tigers have accumlated 45 errors while having 868 assists and 2,374 put outs leading to a .986 fielding percentage.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 36-47 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 47-41 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 50-36 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 42-46 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/13/15 P Jason Garcia Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/11)
07/04/15 1B Miguel Cabrera Calf Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/3)
05/24/15 P Kyle Lobstein Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/23)
05/08/15 P Joe Nathan Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/7), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles
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