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