First pitch from Detroit is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the MLB package.
The home team Detroit Tigers is large -290 home favorites with the return on the Baltimore Orioles at +245 odds. The run over under is set at 8 runs.
Starting for the Baltimore Orioles in the series opener will be Tommy Hunter pitching against the Tigers hitters. The Orioles right hander is 4-7 in 18 starts with an ERA of 5.54 and WHIP of 1.40. In his last start on August 12th he had a no decision as the Orioles beat the Royals 5-3 as a -118 home favorite. Hunter allowed three earned runs with eight hits over five innings of work.
The Orioles had their three game win streak snapped in a 6-3 home loss to Boston as a +123 underdog. The game landed over 8 ½ runs.
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The Tigers ace Justin Verlander will be on the mound on Friday night to work his 25th game of the season. The Detroit righty starter is 12-7 with an ERA of 2.46 and WHIP of 0.99. His last appearance was on August 11th and had a no decision as the Tigers were beaten by Texas 2-1 as a -132 road favorite. Verlander allowed one earned run and seven hits over seven innings of work.
Detroit took two of three against Minnesota as they earn the 5-1 road victory on Wednesday as a -145 betting favorite. The total landed under 9 ½ runs.
The pitching matchup for Saturday in this series will feature Rick Porcello for the Tigers as he opposes Steve Johnson for the Orioles. In the series finale it will be Doug Fister for Detroit going up against Wei Yin Chen for Baltimore.
Trend: The over is 5-2-1 in their past eight head to head meetings.