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Pittsburgh sends Kevin Correia vs Max Scherzer in Pirates vs Tigers game

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May 21, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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Pittsburgh's pitching staff and batting order hope to create an unwelcoming environment in interleague play on Saturday when the Detroit Tigers pay a visit to PNC Park.

Kevin Correia gets the call for the Pittsburgh Pirates and he will try to build on a 5-4 mark. In the other dugout, Max Scherzer brings a 6-0 ledger to the game for the Tigers as he tries to quiet the Pirates bats.

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Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Pirates as +120 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The Pirates sit at No. 16 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tigers sit at an American League No. 8 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Pittsburgh and its National League No. 13-rated batting order, averaging 3.8 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 7 lineup of the Tigers at 4.4 runs per outing.

Detroit brings the American League's No. 10-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Pirates' league No. 10-ranked defense.

The Tigers were a 10-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Detroit suffered a 10-1 loss against Pittsburgh on Friday, as Brad Penny wasn't able to lead his team to victory at PNC Park.

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

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Tigers at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 10 games on the road
Detroit is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Pittsburgh, Sunday, May 22

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