Tigers vs Orioles Prediction MLB Picks Today 4/27

Tigers vs Orioles Prediction MLB Picks Today 4/27

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Preview

The Baltimore Orioles (16-8, second in the AL East) will face off against the Detroit Tigers (9-14, third in the AL Central) on April 27, 2023, at Comerica Park. The game is scheduled to start at 3:40 PM ET. The Orioles are favored to win at -160, while the Tigers are the underdogs at +135, and the over/under for the game is set at 8 runs.

 

Pitching Matchup

The Orioles will be starting Kyle Gibson, a right-handed pitcher who has a 4-0 record with a 3.60 ERA and 1.17 WHIP. In his last start against the Rangers, Gibson pitched 6 innings, giving up 2 earned runs, 7 hits, and 2 walks, while striking out 5 batters. Gibson has been solid this season, and he should have a good chance to continue his success against a struggling Tigers offense.

The Tigers will be countering with Joey Wentz, a left-handed pitcher who has a 0-3 record with a 7.56 ERA and 1.50 WHIP. In his last start against the Yankees, Wentz pitched 3 innings, giving up 3 earned runs, 5 hits, and 3 walks, while striking out 1 batter. Wentz has struggled in his limited time in the major leagues, and the Orioles offense could take advantage of his struggles.

 

Offense

The Orioles have been one of the hottest teams in the league this season, as they are averaging 5.3 runs per game, which is the fourth-highest in the MLB. They are also hitting .253 as a team, which is tied for the fifth-highest in the league. Ryan Mountcastle leads the team in home runs (6) and RBIs (20), while Austin Hays leads the team in batting average (.301).

The Tigers offense has been struggling this season, as they are averaging just 3.4 runs per game, which is the second-lowest in the MLB. They are also hitting just .216 as a team, which is the fourth-lowest in the league. Nick Maton leads the team in home runs (4) and RBIs (12), while Matt Vierling leads the team in batting average (.261).

 

Prediction

Given the strength of the Orioles offense and the struggles of the Tigers offense, it's likely that this game will go over the total of 8 runs. The Orioles should be able to score plenty of runs against Wentz, who has struggled mightily this season, and the Tigers offense will need to step up to keep up with the Orioles. While Gibson has been solid this season, he is not unbeatable, and the Tigers should be able to score a few runs against him. Therefore, the best bet for this game is the over of 8 runs.

 

Pick: Over 8 runs

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