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MLB BASEBALL

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Detroit Tigers

The Pittsburgh Pirates will be trying to extend a winning streak on Monday when they take on the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.

Lefthander Francisco Liriano will take the mound for the Pirates to start this game. Liriano is 3-0 this season with a 1.00 ERA.

Starting this game for the Tigers will be Justin Verlander. The righthander has a 3.66 ERA to go along with a 5-4 record this season.

The Pirates were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Brewers. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +125 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Tigers were a 6-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -260 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
Pittsburgh has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Pittsburgh: 31-19 SU
Detroit: 28-20 SU

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 8-2
After playing Milwaukee are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

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

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Detroit home to Pittsburgh, Tuesday, May 28