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Detroit Tigers Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Pittsburgh Pirates

MLB wagering interest swings to the Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates battle on Tuesday at PNC Park as the Pirates try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

The Pittsburgh Pirates will rely on Chad Kuhl to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Matthew Boyd will be his counterpart for the Detroit Tigers. Chad Kuhl is 4-7 this season, and Matthew Boyd is 5-5.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Pittsburgh Pirates as -161 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 9 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.2-2.6 victory for the Pirates. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

55-57 Pittsburgh battles the Tigers, currently with a 51-60 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Detroit injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 16-ranked Pittsburgh Pirates and the No. 17-rated Detroit Tigers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Pittsburgh owns the No. 24 ranking for hits at 8.38 per game. By contrast, the Detroit Tigers are rated No. 11 in the same category at 8.81 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Detroit owns the No. 25-rated road mark, allowing 5.34 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 30 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Trevor Williams shut down the Tigers in their last game, striking out 5 in a 3-0 shutout over Detroit in baseball action at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Pittsburgh's last 22 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit home to Pittsburgh, Wednesday, August 9th