Detroit Tigers host Pittsburgh Pirates in baseball action

Pittsburgh PiratesDetroit Tigers
May 27, 1:08 PM | GrassComerica Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to grab an inter-league road victory when they take on the Tigers in Detroit at Comerica Park on Monday in baseball action.

It's a pitching duel between Justin Verlander for the Tigers (5-4 on the year) and Francisco Liriano for Pittsburgh (3-0 so far).

View Pittsburgh vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Detroit was a -188 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 7.5.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Tigers, most recently No. 1 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Pirates, who rate a National League No. 5 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Detroit owns the No. 1 ranking for hits in the American League at 10.3 per game. By contrast, the Pirates are rated No. 12 in the same category at 8 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Detroit has the American League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the National League's No. 2 mark in runs allowed.

The Pirates were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Brewers. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +125 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Pittsburgh got the job done in their last match in a 5-4 victory over Milwaukee on Sunday at Miller Park behind starter Wandy Rodriguez.

The Tigers were a 6-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -260 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Tigers enjoyed a 6-1 victory at the expense of the Twins on Sunday, with Max Scherzer throwing 6 innings of 3-hit ball at Comerica Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 8-2
After playing Milwaukee are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Pirates at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Detroit, Tuesday, May 28

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