Tigers at Orioles - 5/12/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (15-18) at Baltimore Orioles (20-12)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Camden Yards)
M Pelfrey (0-4) (7.42) vs. M Wright (1-3) (5.83)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -165 / Detroit Tigers +155 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Tigers and Baltimore Orioles begin a four-game series Thursday night at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
The Detroit Tigers could use a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Tigers have allowed 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 10 games. The Detroit Tigers have an ERA of 4.43 and have lost 10 of their last 13 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Nick Castellanos leads Detroit with 42 hits, Ian Kinsler has 17 RBI and Victor Martinez has five home runs. Mike Pelfrey gets the nod, and he’s 0-4 with a 6.23 ERA and 15 strikeouts this season. Pelfrey is 2-0 with a 4.43 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
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The Baltimore Orioles look for another win after winning five of their last six games. The Orioles have scored 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Baltimore Orioles offense has been on fire lately and have won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring more than three runs. Manny Machado leads Baltimore with 47 hits, Mark Trumbo has 27 RBI and Chris Davis has nine home runs. Ubaldo Jimenez takes the hill, and he’s 2-3 with a 4.54 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. Jimenez is 5-11 with a 5.60 ERA and 84 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 2-7 in their last 9 during game 1 of a series and 1-5 in Pelfreys last 6 starts. The Orioles are 7-1 in their last 8 Thursday games and 18-3 in Jimenezs last 21 home starts. The Tigers are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings.
The Tigers have the offense to break out of this funk, and they can't play any worse after striking out 20 times Wednesday against the Nationals. I like the value of the plus money against a Baltimore team that's been inconsistent in its own right.