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Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB odds

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May 18, 7:05 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 Friday in baseball action.

It's a pitching duel between Justin Verlander for the Tigers (4-1 on the year) and Charlie Morton for Pittsburgh (2-3 so far).

View Pittsburgh vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Detroit opened as -250 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 7.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 7-rated Tigers and the league No. 13-ranked Pirates, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Pirates rank No. 16 in the National League at 7.1 hits per game. That compares with Detroit’s No. 6 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Detroit has the American League's No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the National League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

The Pirates were a 5-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +133 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors. The Pirates hope for a dominant pitching performance similar to their last game when James McDonald struck out 11 batters in 5-3 victory on Thursday at Nationals Park.

The Tigers were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at +190 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Detroit didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-3 to Minnesota on Thursday at Comerica Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

A few Pirates at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games at home
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Detroit, Saturday, May 19

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