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Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates 08/07/2020 MLB Predictions, Previews and Baseball Spread
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Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates 08/07/2020 – Detroit Tigers are coming off a long break since their series against Saint Louis Cardinals had been canceled. The free baseball picks are out as the Tigers take the road to meet Pittsburgh Pirates from PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Detroit is currently holding the fourth spot in the AL Central division with a 5-5 record. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, is sitting at the bottom of the NL Central division. The Pirates are holding a 3-10 record and they need to bounce back for all their loss. Pittsburgh is seven games behind the .500 mark and currently one of the worst teams on the season.
Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates 08/07/2020
Detroit Tigers took to a decent start this season and they still seem to be maintaining their pace around the .500 mark. In their last series, the Tigers lost against the Reds with a 1-2 record and they defeated Kansas City Royals in all three games. The leading batsman for Detroit is JaCoby Jones with seven RBIs and 11 hits. Austin Romine and Jonathan Schoop are the other players that hold a combination of 10 RBIs and 15 hits. The Tigers will turn in Matthew Boyd as their starter in this game. Boyd is holding an ERA of 7.36 with a 0-2 record against the Pirates. Detroit will still need support from the plate in this game.
Players to watch: J. Schoop 2B (GP10, AB36, R4, H9, 2B0, 3B0, HR3, RBI7, TB18, BB0, SO10, SB0, AVG0.25, OBP0.256, SLG0.5, OPS0.756, WAR0), M. Cabrera 1B (GP10, AB35, R3, H5, 2B0, 3B0, HR3, RBI4, TB14, BB5, SO10, SB0, AVG0.143, OBP0.25, SLG0.4, OPS0.65, WAR0).
Pittsburgh Pirates are having a terrible start and they need to get back on track soon. The Pirates lost their last series against the Minnesota Twins with a 1-3 record. Pittsburgh managed to strike back in the last game with a final score of 6-5. Overall, Pittsburgh has surrendered 23 runs to the Twins while they scored 15 in return. The leading batsman for Pittsburgh is Phillip Evans with five RBIs and 11 hits. The Pirates are looking towards Chad Kuhl as their starting pitcher in this game. Kuhl has a 3-0 record against the Tigers with 18 strikeouts and an ERA of 5.09.
Players to watch: J. Bell 1B (GP13, AB48, R7, H10, 2B1, 3B0, HR2, RBI4, TB17, BB2, SO17, SB0, AVG0.208, OBP0.235, SLG0.354, OPS0.589, WAR0), A. Frazier 2B (GP12, AB47, R3, H7, 2B1, 3B0, HR1, RBI2, TB11, BB4, SO9, SB0, AVG0.149, OBP0.231, SLG0.234, OPS0.465, WAR0).
Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games.
Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Picks
Pittsburgh has a better pitcher in this game, but they are struggling to get the required numbers from the plate. Hence, the baseball betting lines are in favor of the Tigers to win and cover.
Score Prediction: Detroit Tigers 5, Pittsburgh Pirates 3.