Betting baseball respect is high for Showalter because he has demonstrated the ability to turn around losing teams quickly and make them solid baseball wagering contenders.
The Baltimore Orioles will host the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night with a starting time of 7:05 PM ET. Be sure and open your Sports Gambling account for this important American League game in which each team tries to get on solid ground before the race heats up.
The probable starting pitchers for this one are Brad Penny for Detroit and Chris Tillman for the Orioles.
Penny was clobbered in his first start with the MLB betting odds as he allowed 8 earned runs in 4.1 innings of work to the New York Yankees. The right hander pitched in St. Louis last year where he went 3-4 with a 3.23 earned run average. While pitching for Boston in 2008-2009 Penny pitched twice against the Orioles with Boston winning both games.
Miguel Cabrera had the hot bat for Detroit to begin the season as he was 5-11 with 1 double, 2 home runs, and 5 runs batted in. He also walked twice. Brennan Boesch was 5-8 with 1 home run, 5 runs scored and 4 runs batted in.
Baltimore got off to a fabulous start with the baseball lines as they swept the Rays in Tampa Bay to begin the season with 3 straight wins as manager Buck Showalter begins his first full season on the job after taking over last August. Brian Roberts had hot bat as he went 4-13 with 1 home run and 5 runs batted in.
Tillman is a right hander that pitched 6 shutout innings in his first start at Tampa Bay. Baltimore is 1-2 against Detroit with Tillman taking the hill as a starter. Last year Tillman was 2-5 with a 5.87 earned run average.
Heading into this series Baltimore had won 5 of the previous 7 games with Detroit as the last 3 games of the head to head series went under the total. Baltimore had won 7 of their last 11 home games against the Tigers with just 1 of the last 9 matchups between the teams at Baltimore going over the betting baseball total.