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Bud Norris vs Rick Porcello matchup featured in MLB action

Baltimore Orioles

Detroit Tigers
1-3 April 05, 2014, 01:08 PM | Comerica Park 3-0

Baltimore pays a visit to Detroit on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Tigers bats in baseball action at Comerica Park.

Rick Porcello will take the mound for Detroit, and he'll carry a 0-0 record into the contest. Bud Norris gets the ball for Baltimore; he's 0-0 so far this season.View Baltimore Orioles vs Detroit Tigers Odds and Stats.

The visitors were 134 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

This game puts the Tigers, most recently No. 16 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Orioles, who rate a No. 21 in the latest survey.

Last time out for Baltimore, they were a 10-4 loser as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -160 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Orioles endured a 10-4 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Friday, with Miguel Gonzalez throwing 3 1/3 innings of 9-hit ball at Comerica Park.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Detroit has baseball's No. 8-rated offensive output, at 10.33 hits per game. The Orioles average 7 hits per game, good for No. 23 on the list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Detroit has the No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Orioles own the No. 23 mark in runs allowed.

Next up:
Baltimore at Detroit, Sunday, April 6th