Detroit Tigers @ Baltimore Orioles Matchup Preview - September 20th, 2022


Javier Baez and the Tigers go head-to-head against Gunnar Henderson and the Orioles today. Over the last 7 days, Javier Baez has provided the bulk of the offense for Tigers. He's batted .500 with 5 runs, 3 RBIs, 2 home runs, and 1 stolen bases. Meanwhile, it's been Gunnar Henderson who has been hot for the Orioles. Over the last week, he's batting .348 with 4 runs, 8 RBIs, and 1 home runs.

Detroit Tigers Insights

  • Joey Wentz has been given less leash than the typical pitcher this year, throwing 11.4 fewer adjusted pitches-per-game than the average starter.

  • Eric Haase has primarily hit in the top-half of the batting order this year (51% of the time), but he is projected to bat 7th in the lineup in this game.

  • Miguel Cabrera has a 98th percentile opposite-field rate on his flyballs (41.5%) and has the good fortune of hitting them towards baseball's shallowest RF fences today.

Baltimore Orioles Insights

  • It may come as a surprise, but fastballs are generally a pitcher's least effective pitch. Austin Voth must realize this, because he has used his off-speed and breaking balls a lot this year: 58.9% of the time, grading out in the 80th percentile.

  • Austin Hays's average exit velocity has decreased lately; his 87.9-mph seasonal mark has lowered to 76.3-mph in the past 14 days.

  • Baltimore's 14.3° launch angle since the start of last season is among the highest in the game: #3 overall.

Betting Trends

  • The Baltimore Orioles have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Under in 19 of their last 33 games (+5.45 Units / 15% ROI)

  • The Detroit Tigers have hit the Game Total Over in 9 of their last 10 away games (+7.95 Units / 69% ROI)

  • Riley Greene has hit the Hits Over in 18 of his last 24 games (+8.85 Units / 17% ROI)