Tigers vs Orioles Prediction - MLB Picks 4/21/23

Baltimore Orioles (11-7) vs Detroit Tigers (7-10)

Game Info: Friday, April 21, 2023 at 7:05 pm (Oriole Park at Camden Yards)

Tyler Wells (0-1) (3.86) vs Michael Lorenzen (0-0) (13.50)

Betting Odds: Baltimore Orioles -175 / Detroit Tigers +150 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Detroit Tigers will play the Baltimore Orioles in Game 1 of their series on Friday night at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland.

Tigers Preview

The Detroit Tigers are 7-10 this season and they have won five of their last six games. Detroit is coming off of a series win against Cleveland, where they won two out of three games. The Detroit pitching staff has a 5.19 ERA, a 1.32 WHIP, and a .251 opponent batting average this year. The Tigers offense has scored 57 runs with a .218 batting average and a .278 on base percentage. Spencer Torkelson is batting .242 with two home runs and nine RBI’s for the Tigers. The projected starting pitcher for Detroit is Michael Lorenzen, who is 0-0 with a 13.50 ERA and a 2.50 WHIP over 4.0 innings pitched this season.

Orioles Preview

The Baltimore Orioles are 11-7 this season and they have won five of their last six games. Baltimore is coming off of a series win against Washington, where they won both games played. The Baltimore pitching staff has a 4.68 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and a .259 opponent batting average. The Orioles offense has scored 99 runs with a .249 batting average and a .348 on base percentage this season. Ryan Mountcastle is batting .208 with six home runs and 20 RBI’s for the Orioles. The projected starting pitcher for Baltimore is Tyler Wells, who is 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA and a 0.73 WHIP over 16.1 innings pitched this year.

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Detroit is 5-1 in their last 6 games and 3-9 in their last 12 road games. The over is 5-1-1 in Detroit’s last 7 Friday games. Baltimore is 11-1 in their last 12 Friday games and 5-1 in their last 6 games. The over is 4-1 in Baltimore’s last 5 home games. Detroit is 9-1 in these two teams last 10 head to head meetings.


Both of these teams come into this series playing very well, but the Orioles have the better lineup and will be at home. Detroit hasn’t scored many runs this season, but their pitching has been very good over the last week. Baltimore has scored 42 more runs than Detroit has and will face Michael Lorenzen, who looked horrible in his first start against San Francisco. Take Baltimore -1.5 in this game. 

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David’s Pick Orioles -1.5

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