Free MLB Pick: Pirates vs Tigers Odds
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(56-57) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Detroit Tigers (51-61)
Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Comerica Park, Detroit Michigan
Projected Pitchers: Ivan Nova vs. Justin Verlander
MLB Moneyline Odds: Tigers -123 Pirates +118
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Tigers -1.5 +155 Pirates +1.5 -165
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: ov 9 +100 un 9 -110
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The Pittsburgh Pirates have won the first two games of their four game series against the Tigers by a combined score of 9-3. The Pirates sit one game under .500 and 3.5 games back of the NL Central leading Chicago Cubs.
Pittsburgh is eight games backs of the second wildcard spot.
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Pittsburgh will start Ivan Nova (10-8, 3.66 ERA). Nova has not faced the Tigers this season and has not been good on the road.
He is 3-6 with a 4.42 ERA in road starts this year. Opposing lineups have hit .280 against Nova on the road this season.
The Detroit Tigers have lost four in a row. Last night’s loss didn’t make anything better. The Tigers staff gave up 10 hits and five runs in the 6-3 loss.
Matt Boyd allowed nine hits and six runs over four innings pitched in the loss. The Tigers are currently 10 games under .500.
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Justin Verlander (7-7, 4.20 ERA) will start for the Tigers. He has not faced the Pirates this season. Verlander is 4-2 with a 3.29 ERA in 11 starts this season. Opponents hit .235 against him in home starts this season.
Verlander’s name is still swirling in trade rumors. The Astros have reportedly shown interest in Verlander after the trade deadline.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 35-14-2 in PIT last 51 on grass.
- Under is 35-14-2 in PIT last 51 overall.
- Under is 8-2 in Novas last 10 on grass.
- DET are 2-6 in their last 8 games following a loss.
- DET are 3-8 in their last 11 interleague games.
- Under is 9-4-1 in DET last 14 Wed. games.
- Over is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings.
Free Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Prediction:
Ivan Nova has been suspect on the road all season, as has Justin Verlander. The only difference is Veralnder is pitching at Comerica Park, where he is comfortable. Take the Tigers.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: UNDER the Number
With the combined run total of nine runs for this matchup, take the under in this game. Both pitchers will give up runs, but not enough to cover nine runs.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Detroit 3 – Pittsburgh 1
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