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Road Teams Dominating Pirates, Tigers

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Detroit Tigers meet for their second game in a four-game series on Tuesday following the Bucs' hitting masterpiece Monday. The road team has been rolling when the Pirates and Tigers meet, as the visiting club is 6-0 while outscoring their hosting opponents 32-15 in the past six meetings between the two teams.

Shark Bites
  • The Pirates have won the past four games against the Tigers.
  • Anibal Sanchez has surrendered eight home runs in seven career starts against the Pirates.
  • The Tigers have hit eight home runs this season, while allowing just three.

The Pirates won the first game in the series 7-4 while recording 17 hits, which included six doubles. Pittsburgh will send Juan Nicasio to the mound after the righty went 6.0 innings while allowing just one run against the St. Louis Cardinals in his season debut.

The Tigers will counter with Anibal Sanchez, who has historically struggled against the Pirates. Sanchez has just two starts against the Buccos over the past three seasons, with the Venezuelan import posting a 6.92 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Detroit was a -142 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.5.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 6.4-3.4 win for the Pirates on Tuesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Detroit Tigers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Detroit Tigers bring a 3-2 record to the battle against the 5-2 Pirates. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 15-rated Detroit Tigers and the league No. 2-ranked Pittsburgh Pirates, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Detroit Tigers No. 9 ranked offense (5.4 runs per game) against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 7 at 3.29 runs allowed per game. The Detroit Tigers have been averaging 10.2 hits per game, less than the Pittsburgh Pirates have managed so far this season (10.57 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the No. 13-rated road mark, allowing 4 runs per game on the highway. Detroit, on the other hand, rates No. 17 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh got the job done in their last match in a 7-4 victory over Detroit on Monday at Comerica Park behind starter J Niese.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games
  • Pittsburgh is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games on the road
  • Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
  • Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to Detroit, Wednesday, April 13th