Pittsburgh Pirates host Detroit Tigers in baseball action
Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds
The Pirates will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Sunday, as the Detroit Tigers visit in inter-league play at PNC Park.
Kevin Correia gets the call for the Pittsburgh Pirates and he will try to build on a 3-6 mark. In the other dugout, Justin Verlander brings a 7-4 ledger to the game for the Tigers as he tries to quiet the Pirates bats.
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Pittsburgh sat as +165 underdogs. The total was set at 7.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 12-ranked Pirates and the American League No. 9-rated Tigers in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Tigers rank No. 4 in the American League at 8.9 hits per game. That compares with Pittsburgh’s No. 16 ranking in that category.
Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 3 defense, allowing 3.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Detroit's American League No. 10-rated defense.
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at +132 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Detroit looks to rebound from a loss to the Pirates, who beat them 4-1 on Saturday behind a start from Brad Lincoln at PNC Park.
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a win are 7-3
A few Tigers at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Detroit
Pittsburgh is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit
Detroit at Texas, Monday, June 25
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, Monday, June 25