Detroit Tigers vs Baltimore Orioles
MLB: 6:40 PM EST
April 17, 2018
Beautiful Comerica Park will be the site for Tuesday night’s clash between two American League teams, the Baltimore Orioles and the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers are listed as slight -110 odds-on favorites to win the contest, which will be started by LHP Francisco Liriano (1-1, 2.13 ERA). Taking the bump for the O’s will be right-hander Andrew Cashner.
The Tigers enter the 2018 with a very bleak outlook on success and have scuffled to a 4-7 start to begin the year, with several postponed games scattered in early April. The Orioles have endured similar struggles to open the 2018 campaign, winning just 5 of their first 16 games.
However, we may find a slight edge for the visitors when delving into the statistics of the starting pitching matchup. The Orioles have fared well against left-handed pitching so far this year, with a .250/.339/.410 slashline against LHP this year (compared to just .204/.267/.316 mark against righties). On the other side, the Tigers have not fared particularly well against fly-ball pitchers in the early going; Cashner currently has a 0.68 groundball/flyball ratio (meaning about 60% of his outs come via the flyball), and the Tigers are hitting just .194 against such pitchers this season. Backing the O’s here to get a road win in Detroit.
Our Free Betting Pick: Baltimore Orioles ML +100