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Orioles vs. Tigers - 7/30/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Tigers (49-52) at Baltimore Orioles (50-49)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Camden Yards)

A Simon (9-6) (4.46) vs. M Gonzalez (9-6) (3.99)

The Line: Baltimore Orioles -141 / Detroit Tigers +131 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSDT, MASN

The Detroit Tigers and Baltimore Orioles begin a four-game series Thursday night.

The Detroit Tigers need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Tigers have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last seven games. The Tigers have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Yoenis Cespedes leads Detroit with 115 hits and 58 RBI while Ian Kinsler and J.D. Martinez have combined for 107 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have lost seven of their last 10 road games. Alfredo Simon gets the ball, and he’s 9-6 with a 4.46 ERA and 82 strikeouts this season. This will be Simon’s first career game against the Orioles.

Orioles vs. Tigers - 7/30/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Baltimore Orioles look to keep rolling after winning five straight games. The Orioles have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Orioles have lost four of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Manny Machado leads Baltimore with 112 hits and 51 RBI while Adam Jones and Chris Davis have combined for 110 RBI. The Baltimore Orioles have won five of their last eight home games. Miguel Gonzalez takes the hill, and he’s 9-6 with a 3.99 ERA and 80 strikeouts this season. Gonzalez is 1-2 with a 7.36 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.

The Tigers are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 5-2 in Simons last 7 starts as an underdog. The Orioles are 64-31 in their last 95 home games and 5-2 in Gonzalezs last 7 home starts. The Tigers are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings.

The Tigers could certainly use a victory. Sure, Detroit has been brutal on the road as of late but Gonzalez has allowed a combined 12 runs in his last two home starts. I don't really love this matchup, but I like the value of Detroit and the plus money given the way Miguel has pitched in his last two home outings. 

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Detroit Tigers +131

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