Baltimore Orioles at Detroit Tigers 4/17/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Cashner vs. Francisco Liriano
The Baltimore Orioles visit Comerica Park on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Andrew Cashner for the Orioles and Francisco Liriano for the Tigers.
The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at -105 and Detroit at -105. The Orioles have a 7-9-0 over/under record and a 6-10-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 5-8-0 against the run line and have a 5-8-0 over/under record.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 7-9-0 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 6-10-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 5-8-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 5-8-0 against the run line
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
04/14/18 2B Jonathan Schoop Side 10-day DL (04/14)
04/07/18 LF Colby Rasmus Hip 10-day DL (04/07)
03/29/18 P Gabriel Ynoa Shin 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 DH Mark Trumbo Quad 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Zach Britton Achilles 60-day DL (02/15)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
04/11/18 P Jordan Zimmermann Jaw left last game, is questionable next start
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Orioles have a 5-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Cashner has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 2.50 and a WHIP of 1.11 this season. He has 16 strikeouts over his 18 innings pitched and he's given up 12 hits. He's allowed 6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.86 and they have given up 61 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 62 hitters and walked 34 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.65. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 153 base hits and 76 earned runs. They have allowed 20 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 68 batters and struck out 134. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.50 and their FIP as a unit is 4.58.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .216, good for 28th in the league. The Orioles hold a .340 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .286, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Adam Jones is hitting .221 with an on-base percentage of .239. He has 15 hits this season in 68 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .368 and an OPS+ of 72. Manny Machado is hitting .308 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .392. He has totaled 20 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 65 at bats. His OPS+ is 161 while his slugging percentage is at .523. The Orioles have 122 hits, including 26 doubles and 14 home runs. Baltimore has walked 53 times so far this season and they have struck out 177 times as a unit. They have left 120 men on base and have a team OPS of .626. They score 3.19 runs per contest and have scored a total of 51 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 4-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.13, Francisco Liriano has a 1-1 record and a 0.95 WHIP. He has 7 strikeouts over the 12.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 7 hits. He's allowing 5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.93 and they have given up 46 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 46 batters and walked 22 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.9 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 3.97. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 109 base knocks and 52 earned runs this season. They have given up 11 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 38 hitters and struck out 91 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.85.
As a team, they are batting .216, good for 29th in the league. The Tigers hold a .327 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .292, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.5 hits per contest. Miguel Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .245 with an OBP of .309. He has 12 hits this year along with 9 RBI in 49 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .367 with an OPS+ of 89. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .302 this season and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 16 hits in 53 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .415. The Tigers as a unit have 98 base hits, including 29 doubles and 5 homers. Detroit has walked 43 times this year and they have struck out on 106 occasions. They have had 95 men left on base and have an OPS of .619. They have scored 3.77 runs per game and totaled 49 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles -105
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