Tigers vs. Orioles Prediction
Which struggling AL team will pick up a needed win tonight when the Baltimore Orioles play host to the Detroit Tigers at 7:05PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, April 27, 2018
7:05PM ET – Camden Yards
TV: MAS2 (Bal); FSDT (Det)
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Orioles are the slight favorite in this game, as they are getting odds of -115 to win. The Tigers are listed with odds of -105 to prevail on the road, while the over/under total has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting currently has 82% going on Baltimore as a home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Tigers swept Baltimore
The Tigers already own three wins over Baltimore this season, as they swept the Orioles in Detroit a week ago. Detroit is coming off a pair of losses at Pittsburgh the past few days to fall to 10-13 on the season and 4-6 on the road. The Tigers are scoring 5.00 runs per game while allowing 4.91 per contest.
Mike Fiers will be getting the start for the Tigers tonight. He has started three games for Detroit this season and has a 3.71 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP. Over 17 innings of work, Fiers has 10 strikeouts with three walks.
Orioles falling apart
Baltimore has lost five straight and 10 of its last 11 games coming into this weekend series with Detroit. The Orioles are now 6-19 overall and 3-9 at home. Baltimore is putting up 3.21 runs per game this season while allowing 5.46 per game.
Chris Tillman will get the start for the Orioles tonight. He is 0-4 through four starts this season and has a 9.87 ERA with a 2.37 WHIP. Over 17.1 innings of work, Tillman has 11 walks with eight strikeouts.
MLB Betting Trends
The Tigers are just 1-5 in their last six road games and 8-20 in their last 28 Friday games. However, they are 5-2 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400.
The Orioles have lost four of their last five series openers and they have lost five of Tillman’s last six starts against AL Central opponents. Overall, Baltimore is just 1-8 in their last nine against AL Central opponents.
Neither team inspires a great deal of confidence, but the Tigers actually have a positive run differential despite a losing record. Their bats have been very cold at times, but when they get going, they rack up runs. I think they will get going against Tillman, who has been a disaster this year.
The Pick: Detroit Tigers -105