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MLB BASEBALL

Detroit Tigers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

The Detroit Tigers and the Pittsburgh Pirates will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at PNC Park in an interleague contest.

The Tigers will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Doug Fister in this game. Fister has a 5-2 record and a 3.65 ERA this season.

Fister's opponent in this one will be Jeff Locke. The Pirates lefthander has a 2.45 ERA to go along with a 5-1 record this season.

In their last action, Detroit was a 5-3 loser on the road against the Pirates. Bettors on Pittsburgh at +109 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Detroit has lost 2 straight games.
Pittsburgh has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Detroit: 29-22 SU
Pittsburgh: 33-20 SU

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Baltimore are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 10 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Detroit is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Baltimore, Friday, May 31
Pittsburgh home to Cincinnati, Friday, May 31