Pittsburgh Pirates Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Detroit Tigers
The Detroit Tigers will look to improve on a 64-54 record when they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Thursday.
Pittsburgh puts its faith in starter Francisco Liriano to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 3-8. Getting the ball for the Detroit Tigers is Max Scherzer, who owns a 13-4 record on the season with a 3.13 ERA.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Detroit Tigers Opening Odds and Betting Line
Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Detroit Tigers Pick
Odds Shark prediction models pick the Tigers to win this game 4.7-4.4. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Detroit Tigers sport a record of 64-54 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 64-56 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Pittsburgh injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 13 (Detroit Tigers) and the No. 11 (Pittsburgh Pirates) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How Pittsburgh Pirates vs Detroit Tigers Stats Matchup
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Detroit Tigers No. 3-ranked scoring average of 4.61 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4.24 runs per game. The Tigers have averaged 9.5 hits per game to date this season, more than the Pirates hitters have managed (8.83 per nine innings).
Detroit owns the No. 19 defense, allowing 4.61 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's No. 16-rated defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 8-4 loser as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -112 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Pittsburgh looks to rebound from a loss to the Tigers, who beat them 8-4 on Wednesday behind a start from Buck Farmer at Comerica Park.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Detroit Tigers Betting Odds Trends
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 14 games
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Pittsburgh at Washington, Friday, August 15th
Detroit home to Seattle, Friday, August 15th