Detroit Tigers vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 8/11/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (-125) Baltimore (+100)
Tarik Skubal and the Detroit Tigers (54-60, 3rd in AL Central) head to Oriole Park on Wednesday where they'll take on the Baltimore Orioles (38-72, 5th in AL East). The Tigers open this game at -125 while the Orioles are coming in at +100. The total opens at 9.5. The starting pitchers will be Tarik Skubal and Matt Harvey.
As a squad, the Detroit Tigers are recording 4.4 runs per contest, which is 18th in baseball. They have tallied 498 runs while having a team OBP of .309. The Tigers have tallied 153 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 127 baseballs out of the stadium. They have tallied 481 RBI's and 901 hits over the course of the season, while their average at the plate is sitting at .241. Detroit is slugging .397 and have been called out on strikes 1,087 times, while being walked on 362 occasions.
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Tigers pitchers have relinquished 146 home runs and 548 total runs (22nd in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 387 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.65 as a team over the course of the season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.30 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.36. The Tigers hold a team ERA of 4.50 on the year (22nd in MLB), and they have rung up 891 hitters.
The Tigers relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 65.0% and stepped onto the hill in 102 save situations. The relievers have inherited 171 base runners this year with 35.1% of them ended up scoring. Tigers relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 109 times and also have had 106 appearances in high leverage situations. The Tigers have sent 397 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. The relief pitchers have tallied 58 holds this season (12th in the league). They have compiled 26 saves for the season and have blown 14 of their 40 chances to get a save.
The Detroit Tigers have accumulated 2,964 putouts for the season, as well as 1,014 assists and 64 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which has them sitting 16th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 827 double plays. The Tigers have transformed 69.6% of baseballs in play into outs in their 8,892 innings on the field, which has them sitting 17th in MLB.
Skubal has taken the hill for 142 frames and has accumulated 158 strikeouts so far in his career. His earned run average is 4.62 (73 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.293. He has allowed 133 base hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) and has had 51 walks. Skubal (8-14 career mark) has a FIP of 5.28 while going up against 608 hitters in the major leagues.
The Baltimore Orioles have earned an on-base percentage of .303 in addition to a team batting average of .239 on the season. They have been rung up on 959 occasions (20th in the league) and have a total of 878 base hits. Baltimore has tallied 129 long balls over the course of the season as well as 440 RBIs. The Orioles hold a team slugging percentage of .401 and they have an average of 4.16 runs per game (23rd in baseball). They have recorded 187 doubles, while taking a walk 308 times and scoring 458 runs.
The Baltimore pitching staff have given up 624 runs for the year while having an ERA of 5.62 (594 earned runs allowed). They have given up 161 long balls and they allow 5.90 runs per 9 innings (30th in baseball). The Orioles have a WHIP of 1.477 with a FIP of 4.86 as a pitching staff on the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.30 (896 strikeouts against 390 walks). They have a ranking of 29th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 1,015.
Baltimore has called on relievers to enter the contest in 35 save opportunities and they have earned 18 saves. They are currently ranked 28th in MLB with a save percentage of 51.4%, and they have dispatched 375 relief pitchers onto the diamond for the season. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 114 times in high leverage situations in addition to 144 occasions with runners on base. Baltimore relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 38.8% out of their 232 inherited runners. Sitting with 80 save situations, the Orioles have recorded 44 holds in addition to 17 blown saves.
Out of their 8,562 innings played, the Orioles have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 67.7% (29th in MLB). The Baltimore Orioles have turned 64 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (7th in baseball). The Orioles have accrued 897 assists, 55 errors and have amassed 2,854 putouts during this campaign.
Harvey (50-62 career win-loss record) has a 4.35 ERA while allowing 8.9 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.18 and he has faced 3,965 hitters in his MLB career. He has surrendered a total of 453 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.276 and having a FIP of 3.9. During his pro baseball career, Harvey has given up 930 base knocks while he has earned 845 strikeouts in 937 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Baltimore (+100)
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