Tigers vs. Orioles - 7/19/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (44-45) at Detroit Tigers (45-44)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 1:08 pm (Comerica Park)
M Gonzalez (7-6) (4.24) vs. J Verlander (0-2) (5.34)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -120 / Baltimore Orioles +110 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN2, FSN-DET
The Baltimore Orioles and Detroit Tigers play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.
The Baltimore Orioles need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Orioles have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last eight games. The Orioles have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Manny Machado leads Baltimore with 104 hits and 49 RBI while Adam Jones and Jimmy Paredes have combined for 82 RBI. The Baltimore Orioles have lost six of their last eight road games. Miguel Gonzalez gets the ball, and he’s 7-6 with a 4.24 ERA and 71 strikeouts this season. Gonzalez is 0-2 with a 8.47 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
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The Detroit Tigers need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Tigers have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Tigers have won six of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Yoenis Cespedes leads Detroit with 103 hits and 51 RBI while Miguel Cabrera and J.D. Martinez have combined for 114 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have split their last 10 home games. Justin Verlander takes the hill, and he’s 0-2 with a 5.34 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. Verlander is 9-2 with a 3.43 ERA and 88 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 7-20 in their last 27 road games vs. a right-handed starter and 0-4 in Gonzalezs last 4 starts vs. a team with a winning record. The Tigers are 39-17 in Verlanders last 56 home starts vs. a team with a losing record. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Verlander has yet to look like his normal self since returning from injury. I like the value of the Orioles and the plus money here.