Baltimore Orioles vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 8/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Sunday, August 1, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (+110) Detroit (-141)
Comerica Park is the venue where Tyler Alexander and the Detroit Tigers (50-56, 3rd in AL Central) will take on the Baltimore Orioles (36-66, 5th in AL East) on Sunday. The Tigers open this matchup at -141 while the Orioles are priced at +110. The total is set at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Spenser Watkins and Tyler Alexander.
As a unit, the Baltimore Orioles are putting up 4.2 runs per game, which has them at 24th in baseball. They have racked up 425 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .302. The Orioles have hit 171 doubles as a team and have smacked 118 balls out of the park. They have 410 runs batted in and 803 base knocks on the campaign, and their batting average sits at .236. Baltimore has a slugging percentage of .397 and have been rung up 898 times, while drawing a walk on 294 occasions.
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The Orioles have compiled a team ERA of 5.46 for the year (30th in the league), and the staff has struck out 841 hitters. They have walked 356 batters and their FIP is 4.81 as a team for the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.36 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.46. Orioles pitchers have allowed 149 home runs and 561 total runs (29th in the league).
The Orioles relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 53.1% and stepped onto the hill in 75 save situations. The relievers have inherited 209 runners for the season with 35.9% of those runners earned a run for their team. Orioles relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 133 times in addition to having 107 appearances in high leverage situations. The Orioles have dispatched 345 relief pitchers to the mound this year. The relief pitchers are sitting with 42 holds on the season (27th in the league). They have earned 17 saves for the year and have blown 15 of 32 save opportunities.
The Baltimore Orioles have 2,647 putouts this season, in addition to 830 assists and 49 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .986 which puts them in 5th in baseball, and have earned 699 double plays. The Orioles have transformed 67.6% of balls in play into outs out of their 7,941 innings, which has them ranked 29th in pro baseball.
Watkins has thrown 20 innings and has tallied 14 K's thus far in his career. Watkins (2-1 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.53 and he has faced 87 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.10 (7 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.426. He has surrendered 20 base knocks (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 9 walks.
The Detroit Tigers have an on-base percentage of .311 in addition to a team batting average of .242 this season. They have been rung up on 1,004 occasions (2nd in baseball) and have tallied 843 base hits. Detroit has accounted for 122 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 453 RBIs. The Tigers have a team slugging % of .401 and they average 4.42 runs per contest (15th in the league). They have put up 140 doubles, while taking a walk 339 times as well as putting up 469 runs.
The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.357 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.70 as a unit on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.26 (837 strikeouts against 371 walks). They rank 25th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 875. They have allowed 138 homers and they concede 5.10 runs per 9 innings (23rd in baseball). The Detroit pitching staff have surrendered 520 runs on the year while having an ERA of 4.64 (473 earned runs allowed).
Detroit relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 38.0% out of their 158 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 101 times in high leverage situations and also on 102 occasions with base runners. With 93 save situations, the Tigers have earned 51 holds and 14 blown saves. They sit at 12th in the league holding a save percentage of 63.2%, and they have sent 369 relief pitchers onto the field on the campaign. Detroit has called on relievers to enter the contest in 38 save chances and they have tallied 24 saves.
In 8,262 innings on the diamond, the Tigers have a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (12th in baseball). The Detroit Tigers have turned 90 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (12th in professional baseball). The Tigers have racked up 944 assists, 58 errors and have notched a total of 2,754 putouts on the season.
Thus far in his career, Alexander has conceded 164 base knocks and he has 124 punch outs in 140 innings. He has conceded 72 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.365 and a FIP of 4.7. His K/BB ratio is 4.43 and he has faced 610 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career. Alexander (4-8 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 4.61 earned run average while allowing 10.5 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Baltimore (+110)
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