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15-17 (10-8 V) Detroit Tigers vs. Baltimore Orioles 20-12 (13-5 H)
Date: Thursday, May 12, 2016
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD.
Projected Pitchers: Mike Palfrey vs. Ubaldo Jimenez
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MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
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Baltimore has had a great start to the season with a record of 19 – 12, this puts them 2nd in the AL. They are currently on a 3 game winning streak as their bats continue to stay hot.
They have scored 21 runs during this 3 game win streak. Detroit is 15-17 and are 3-7 in their last 10 games.
Both teams are starting pitchers that have not hurled well this season, Pelfrey has an extremely poor era of 6.23, so look for Baltimore to punish him.
Wright has an era of 5.83, so look for Detroits feisty offence to do damage to him as well.
Detroit ranks 11th in run production in the MLB with 4.4 runs per game, right behind Baltimore’s 4.5 runs per game.
Their bats went somewhat cold during the Cleveland series, putting up just 7 runs in 3 games but one of those games they were shut out.
Besides that they’ve put up huge runs and their offence is definitely dangerous. Kinsler, Martinez and Castellanos are all hitting .300 and above combining for 18 dingers this season. Look for them to continue putting up a lot of runs in this matchup.
Pelfrey has been horrendous so far this season, he is 0-4 with a 6.23 era. His whip is nearly 2 and has consistently given up 4 or more runs with the exception of 1 start.
Baltimore’s hard hitting and very dangerous power line up should put up a bunch of runs on Pelfrey. I expect another poor start from the righty.
They have one of the most dangerous batting lineups in the league, they hit for power top to bottom and have the incredible Manny Machado. Machado continues to maintain a high average with power.
He is hitting .365 with 10 home runs and leads the MLB with a whopping .722 slugging percentage. It seems like he puts up an extra base hit every at bat, which is likely the case whenever he steps up to the plate.
In addition to Machado, they have Trumbo hitting .320 with 9 home runs down at the 5 slot.
The dangerous bats just don’t stop in this line up. The team ranks 10th in scoring averaging 4.5 runs per game.
I would expect the Orioles to fill the score board in this game.
Jimenez has pitched decent this season, his era of 4.54 seems slightly inflated because of his last outing. He gave up 6 in 4 innings against the White Sox who have a pretty decent offence, so we can consider this one an outlier.
Besides that poor outing, he’s been half decent, giving up just 2 runs in 8 innings last game against Oakland.
However, with the powerful offence of Detroit, I would anticipate them getting their fair share of hits and runs this game, so beware.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Detroit is 3-7 in their last 10 games
- Detroit has scored 17 runs in their last 4 games
- Detroit totals have gone over in their last 4 games
- Baltimore has won 3 straight games
- Baltimore has scored 25 runs in their last 4 games
- Baltimore is 13-5 at home
Free Detroit Tigers vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Prediction:
The pitching matchup and hitting favours the Orioles. The Orioles are also 2nd in the AL, while Detroit is below .500.
This game could go either way depending who had a better pre game meal but Baltimore is at home with the better record, better team batting and slugging average, and 9 more home runs, so we’ll give them the edge in this affair.
This game is likely to be high scoring given the big bats and weak pitching matchup, so let’s just hope Detroit doesn’t light up Jimenez as much as Baltimore lights up Pelfrey.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Orioles ML
Since the pitchers have a combined era of 10.77 and both teams have a dangerous offence, I’ll take the over in this one.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Orioles 8-5
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