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Pirates open as moneyline underdog vs Tigers

Detroit TigersPittsburgh Pirates
June 23, 4:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

34-36TEAM RECORD37-32

Detroit travels to Pittsburgh for inter-league play on Saturday, hoping to secure a victory over the Pirates.

The Pirates will turn to Brad Lincoln and his 1-2 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Tigers send Max Scherzer (6-4) to the hill.

View Detroit vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Pittsburgh sat as +125 underdogs. The total was set at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The Pirates - Tigers odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Pittsburgh is rated No. 12 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Detroit is at No. 9 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Pittsburgh's National League No. 15-ranked scoring average of 3.5 runs per game, against a Tigers offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4.3 runs per game in the league. The Pirates have averaged 7.6 hits per game to date this season, less than the Tigers hitters have managed (9 per nine innings).

Detroit brings the American League's No. 10-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Pirates' league No. 3-ranked defense.

In their last action, Detroit was a 4-1 loser on the road against the Pirates. Bettors on Pittsburgh at +104 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Detroit suffered a 4-1 loss against Pittsburgh on Friday, as Doug Fister wasn't able to lead his team to victory at PNC Park.

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

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

A few Tigers at Pirates trends to consider:
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 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 11 games on the road
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Detroit
Pittsburgh is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Pittsburgh, Sunday, June 24