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2018 MLB Season
(9-11) Detroit Tigers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (12-10)
Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh Pirates
Projected Pitchers: Jordan Zimmermann vs. Chad Kuhl
MLB Moneyline Odds: Pirates -154 | Tigers +145
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Pirates -1.5 (+140)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
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Zimmermann picked up his first win of the season against the Baltimore Orioles as he went 5.1 innings giving up four earned off of seven hits while striking out seven and walking two. He had not given up a home run all season until this outing where he gave up three.
Aside from his 7.71 ERA, Zimmermann has been pitching well owning a solid strikeout (9.92 K/9) to walk (2.20 BB/9) ratio. Once his very unlucky .396 BABIP starts to regress, we should see his ERA start to fall down around his 4.07 FIP.
Detroit is starting to hit their stride going 5-2 in the last week. Their lineup has been fantastic hitting the ball as they are slashing .310/.362/.525 while hitting 28 extra-base hits and 44 RBI during that span.
Kuhl was able to put in his first quality start of the year, while also picking up his second win of the season against the Colorado Rockies. He pitched six innings only giving up one earned off of four hits while striking out four and walking three. The one run came off a solo home run.
The strikeouts (7.06 K/9) haven’t been overwhelming, but he has done a good job not giving up the free bases (2.91 BB/9) and the long ball (0.83 HR/9). Kuhl does own an unspectacular 4.57 ERA, but bad luck (.371 BABIP) has played a factor in that as his FIP sits at 4.03.
After a very hot start to the season, Pittsburgh has drastically cooled off going 1-6 in the last week. Their lineup is only slashing .196/.251/.304 to go along with 16 extra-base hits and 17 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- DET are 9-23 in their last 32 road games.
- DET are 21-50 in their last 71 games on grass.
- PIT are 7-1 in their last 8 interleague home games.
- PIT are 9-4 in their last 13 home games.
- PIT are 7-2 in Kuhls last 9 home starts.
- Over is 12-2 in the last 14 meetings.
Free Detroit Tigers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction: Detroit slugs their way to victory
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Tigers +145
Pittsburgh has dominated this series as of late, but their lineup just can’t be trusted right now. These pitchers are in the same boat, they are pitching better than what their ERAs would indicate, but the difference in this one is going to be Detroit’s hot lineup. Roll with the road team.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Tigers 5 – Pirates 4
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