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Tigers, Pirates Scoring Runs, Going OVER

The Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates have brought the big bats when they face eachother, as the past six meetings between the two teams have gone OVER. The Tigers and Pirates have averaged a combined 10.7 runs per game in that span, which dates back to June 2015.

Shark Bites
  • The Tigers are 5-11 in their past 16 games at PNC Park.
  • Gerrit Cole was 1-0 with a 2.13 ERA in two starts against the Tigers last season.
  • David Freese is 3-for-7 with a home run and two doubles lifetime against Jordan Zimmermann.

Jordan Zimmermann will take the mound for the Tigers after he had a terrific debut with the club in his first start of the season. Zimmermann went seven innings strong while allowing just two hits and no runs against the New York Yankees last week. J.D. Martinez has been swinging a big bat against the Pirates this series, as the right fielder has gone 8-for-13 with one home run and four RBIs.

The Pirates will give the ball to Gerrit Cole after a rocky first start of the year. Cole, who admitted that he was a little rusty after the first game, went just 4.2 innings while allowing three runs in his first start against the Cincinnati Reds last Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Pittsburgh sat as -128 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 7, according to MyBookie.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Tigers to win this game 5.5-4.6. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

5-4 Pittsburgh battles the Tigers, currently with a 5-2 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Detroit injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 2 (Pittsburgh Pirates) and the No. 15 (Detroit Tigers) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Pittsburgh Pirates and its No. 18-rated batting order, averaging 3.89 runs per nine innings, against the No. 4 line up of the Detroit Tigers at 6 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Pittsburgh has the No. 19-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the No. 20 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit got the job done in their last match in a 7-3 victory over Pittsburgh on Wednesday at PNC Park behind starter S Greene.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games
  • Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 18 of Detroit's last 25 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Houston, Friday, April 15th
Pittsburgh home to Milwaukee, Friday, April 15th

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