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Detroit Tigers Home to the Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB Betting Odds Action

The Detroit Tigers look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Pittsburgh Pirates arrive at Comerica Park on Thursday.

Drew VerHagen gets the call for the Detroit Tigers and he will try to build on a 0-1 mark. In the other dugout, Gerrit Cole brings a 9-8 ledger to the game for the Pittsburgh Pirates as he tries to quiet the Tigers bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Detroit Tigers were listed as 133 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 9.5 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Pirates to win this game 4.2-3.6. 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

52-61 Detroit battles the Pirates, currently with a 56-58 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

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

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Detroit Tigers No. 9-rated offense, averaging 4.8 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense that ranks No. 13 at 4.49 in runs allowed per game. The Detroit Tigers have averaged 8.82 hits per game so far, more than Pittsburgh Pirates batters have averaged on the year (8.34 hits per game).

Detroit owns the No. 22 defense, allowing 4.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's No. 13-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh was routed on Wednesday at Comerica Park, having a 10-0 loss put on them by the Detroit Tigers in baseball betting action.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Detroit is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Toronto, Friday, August 11th
Detroit home to Minnesota, Friday, August 11th