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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Detroit Tigers Preview

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May 29, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

29-21TEAM RECORD32-20

Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Wednesday as the Tigers of Detroit swing away against the Pirates of Pittsburgh.

Anibal Sanchez gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Tigers on this day; he's 5-4 on the season. The Pirates, meanwhile, will counter with AJ Burnett, who will be looking to improve on his 3-5 mark.

View Detroit vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors were 110 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 5 (Pirates) and the No. 1 (Tigers) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Pittsburgh and its National League No. 11-rated batting order, averaging 3.9 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 1 lineup of the Tigers at 5.3 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Pittsburgh has the National League's No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the American League's No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

Pittsburgh was a 1-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Tigers. They won as +145 underdogs, while the total score of 1 made winners of UNDER bettors. Pittsburgh needed extra innings to get the job done against the Tigers on Tuesday as the Pirates defeated them 1-0 at Comerica Park.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 8-2
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Tigers at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Detroit is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Pittsburgh is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Pittsburgh, Thursday, May 30

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