Baltimore Orioles vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 7/31/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Saturday, July 31, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (-132) Detroit (+105)
Matt Manning and the Detroit Tigers (50-55, 3rd in AL Central) host the Baltimore Orioles (35-66, 5th in AL East) at Comerica Park on Saturday. The Tigers open this contest at +105 while the Orioles are priced at -132. The over/under has been set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are John Means and Matt Manning.
As a unit, the Baltimore Orioles are compiling 4.2 runs per outing, which has them at 24th in baseball. They have earned a total of 421 runs and have an on-base percentage of .303. The Orioles have earned 170 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 115 baseballs out of the park. They have accumulated 406 RBI's and 796 hits so far this year, and their batting average is at .237. Baltimore has a slugging percentage of .396 and have been rung up 891 times, while taking a walk on 291 occasions.
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The Orioles have an earned run average of 5.48 this year (30th in the league), and their staff has rung up 834 batters. They have walked 354 opposing players and their FIP is 4.83 as a unit for the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.36 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.47. Orioles pitchers have yielded 149 home runs and 558 runs in total (29th in the league).
The Orioles relievers have accumulated a save rate of 51.6% and stepped onto the hill in 72 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 204 base runners this season with 35.8% of them ended up crossing the plate. Orioles relief pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 131 times in addition to having 104 appearances in high leverage situations. The Orioles have dispatched 341 relievers to the hill this season. The relievers have earned 40 holds this season (28th in the league). They have tallied 16 saves on the campaign and have not converted 15 of their 31 save opportunities.
The Orioles have converted 67.6% of balls in play into outs in their 7,860 innings on the field, which ranks them 29th in professional baseball. The Baltimore Orioles have amassed 2,620 putouts thus far, as well as 821 assists and 49 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .986 which puts them in 5th in MLB, and they have twisted 693 double plays.
Means has thrown 284 frames and is sitting with 240 strikeouts during his career. Means (18-18 career mark) has earned a FIP of 4.64 while he has gone up against 1,147 opposing hitters in the majors. His ERA is 3.67 (116 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.043. He has conceded 238 base hits (7.5 hits per 9 innings) with 59 free passes.
Detroit has 122 long balls on the campaign as well as 452 runs batted in. They have put up 139 two-baggers, while walking 337 times and notching 466 runs. The Detroit Tigers have compiled an OBP of .311 in addition to a batting average of .242 for the season. The Tigers hold a slugging percentage of .401 and they score 4.44 runs per outing (15th in MLB). They have struck out on 997 occasions (2nd in the league) and have earned 835 base hits.
The Tigers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.360 in addition to having a FIP of 4.68 as a pitching staff on the campaign. They come in at 25th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 868. The Detroit pitching staff have conceded 516 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 4.64 (469 earned runs surrendered). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.26 (830 strikeouts against 368 walks). They have allowed 135 long balls and they concede 5.11 runs per 9 innings (24th in baseball).
Detroit relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 38.2% out of their 157 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 101 times in high leverage situations and on 101 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 93 save situations, the Tigers have accrued 51 holds and also 14 blown saves. They are currently ranked 11th in baseball holding a save percentage of 63.2%, and they have dispatched 366 bullpen pitchers to the mound so far this season. Detroit has called on relief pitchers to step onto the mound in 38 save opportunities and they have tallied 24 saves.
The Detroit Tigers have turned 89 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .984 (14th in professional baseball). The Tigers have accrued 939 assists, 58 errors and have earned 2,727 putouts so far this year. In their 8,181 innings played, the Tigers have earned a efficiency on defense of 69.8% (14th in pro baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Manning has surrendered 36 hits while he has tallied 17 strikeouts in 33 innings pitched. Manning (2-3 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 6.00 earned run average and has allowed 9.8 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 22 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.424 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.9. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.55 and he has faced 145 opposing batters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Baltimore (-132)
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