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Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates 08/08/2020 MLB Predictions, Previews and Baseball Spread

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Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates 08-08-2020 MLB Predictions Previews and Baseball Spread

Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates 08/08/2020 – Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates will jump into their second game of a three-game series that is all set to take place at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Last night, the Tigers and Pirates put up a totally entertaining game when they both went deep from the plate in double digits. None of the baseball online sites would have been able to predict such a score after their incredible performance. Unfortunately, the Pirates declined to 3-11 and they continue to sit at the bottom of the NL Central division. Detroit, on the other hand, progressed to 6-5 on the season and they remain at the third spot in the AL Central.

Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates 08/08/2020

When: Saturday, August 8, 4:05 PM ET
Where: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
TV: FS1
Stream: SofaScore

Detroit Tigers

Detroit Tigers were weak at the pitching end when they surrendered 13 runs to Pittsburgh Pirates. Surprisingly, the Tigers went deeper from the plate and smashed an impressive 17 runs to success. Both teams have shown their skill from the plate if they have a weak pitching unit in their favor. Niko Goodrum doubled twice for the Tigers and smashed five runs to victory. Victor Reyes came in deep with four runs and now the Tigers are sitting over the .500 mark. It was an important victory for Detroit and they are all set to turn in their veteran pitcher Ivan Nova as their starter. Nova has a 0-0 record this year with an ERA of 4.22.

Players to watch: J. Schoop 2B (GP11, AB43, R5, H10, 2B0, 3B0, HR3, RBI7, TB19, BB0, SO13, SB0, AVG0.233, OBP0.239, SLG0.442, OPS0.681, WAR0), M. Cabrera 1B (GP11, AB39, R4, H6, 2B0, 3B0, HR3, RBI4, TB15, BB5, SO12, SB0, AVG0.154, OBP0.267, SLG0.385, OPS0.651, WAR0).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates are probably the worst team with their overall record. The Pirates are far beyond the .500 mark and they need to start making progress. The Pirates were good from the plate, but not good enough to get past the Tigers. A two-run homer came in from Adam Frazier during the ninth inning while Erik Gonzalez smashed six runs for his team. Pittsburgh has been devastated by their defeat. Hence, they bring in Derek Holland as their starter in this game. Holland has a spectacular WHIP of 0.97 and he will be the key for the Pirates in this game.

Players to watch: J. Bell 1B (GP14, AB53, R7, H12, 2B1, 3B0, HR2, RBI4, TB19, BB3, SO19, SB0, AVG0.226, OBP0.263, SLG0.358, OPS0.622, WAR0), A. Frazier 2B (GP13, AB53, R5, H9, 2B1, 3B0, HR2, RBI4, TB16, BB4, SO10, SB0, AVG0.17, OBP0.241, SLG0.302, OPS0.543, WAR0).

Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Numbers

Trends

Detroit Tigers

The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Detroit’s last 13 games.
Detroit is 6-3 SU in their last 9 games.
Detroit is 3-9 SU in their last 12 games against Pittsburgh.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Detroit’s last 11 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh is 1-8 SU in their last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Pittsburgh’s last 20 games against Detroit.
Pittsburgh is 2-6 SU in their last 8 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit.
Pittsburgh is 2-9 SU in their last 11 games this season.

Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Picks

The baseball betting trends have shifted focus to the Pirates to win this game and cover with Holland on the mound. Pittsburgh will do anything for a comeback and they are all set to break their losing streak.

Score Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates 6, Detroit Tigers 3.