MLB Preview: Detroit Tigers (63-52) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (62-55)

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The Pittsburgh Pirates will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Monday when they take on the Detroit Tigers at PNC Park.

right hander Justin Verlander will take the mound for the Tigers to start this game. Verlander is 10-10 this season with a 4.57 ERA.

Verlander’s opponent in this one will be Jeff Locke. The Pirates left hander has a 3.78 ERA to go along with a 3-3 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Tigers listed as 115-moneyline favorites versus the Pirates, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.


Pittsburgh was a 8-2 loser in its last match at home against the Padres. They lost as -109 favorites, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors.


Last time out for Detroit, they were a 6-5 loser as they battled the Blue Jays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at +148 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Team record: 63-52
Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit’s last 8 games
Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit’s last 10 games on the road

Team record: 62-55
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh’s last 11 games
Pittsburgh is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games at home
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Detroit


Next up:
Detroit at Pittsburgh Tuesday, August 12

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