Pittsburgh Pirates vs Detroit Tigers Prediction MLB Picks 5/28/24

Detroit Tigers (26-27) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (25-29)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 6:40 pm (Comerica Park)

Tarik Skubal (6-1) (2.25) vs Jared Jones (3-4) (3.05)

Betting Odds: Detroit Tigers -150 / Pittsburgh Pirates +133 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Pittsburgh Pirates vs Detroit Tigers prediction for this MLB game on Tuesday, May 28th at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. To formulate this prediction for game one in the series, we will examine:

  • The Pirates recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Tigers recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Pittsburgh 
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Detroit
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Pittsburgh and Detroit
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Pittsburgh and Detroit

Pirates Trying to Keep Momentum

The Pittsburgh Pirates are 25-29 this season and they have won four of their last seven games. Pittsburgh is coming off of a series win against the Braves, where they won two out of three games. Prior to that series, the Pirates lost two out of three against San Francisco, won three out of four against the Cubs, and lost two out of three against Milwaukee. Pittsburgh is 6-4 in their last ten games, but they are fourth in the NL Central behind Milwaukee, Chicago, and St. Louis. 

The Pittsburgh pitching staff has a 4.05 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP, and a .242 opponent batting average. The Pirates offense has scored 214 runs with a .228 batting average and a .304 on base percentage. Bryan Reynolds is batting .263 with seven home runs and 28 RBI’s for the Pirates this season. Pittsburgh is 16th in team ERA this season, but they have allowed at least five runs in five of their last six games. 

Tigers Look for Four Straight Wins 

The Detroit Tigers are 26-27 this year and they have won three games in a row. Detroit is coming off of a series win against Toronto, where they won three out of four games. Prior to that series, the Tigers were swept by the Royals in three games, won two out of three against Arizona, and lost two out of three against Miami. Detroit is just 5-7 in their last 12 games and they are fourth in the AL Central behind Cleveland, Kansas City, and Minnesota. 

The Detroit pitching staff has a 3.77 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP, and a .237 opponent batting average. The Tigers offense has scored 225 runs with a .236 batting average and a .306 on base percentage. Mark Canha is batting .244 with six home runs and 22 RBI’s for the Tigers this season. Detroit is 10th in team ERA this year, but they have allowed at least six runs in six of their last eight games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Pittsburgh is Jared Jones, who is 3-4 with a 3.05 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP over 59.0 innings pitched this year. Jones has allowed three earned runs or fewer in five straight outings. The projected starting pitcher for Detroit is Tarik Skubal, who is 6-1 with a 2.25 ERA and a 0.85 WHIP over 60.0 innings pitched this season. Skubal has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his last five starts, but did allow four earned runs to KC in his last start. 

Why the Detroit Tigers will win

The Pirates have lost nine of their last 10 games against American League opponents.The Tigers have won five of their last six night games against National League opponents that held a losing record.The Pirates have failed to cover the run line in nine of their last 10 games against American League opponents.The Tigers have covered the run line in each of their last six night games against NL Central opponents following a win.

Total Runs Facts

Five of the Tigers' last six night games against National League opponents have gone OVER the total runs line.Three of the Pirates' last four road games against AL Central opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Tigers' last four night games against National League opponents.The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Pirates' last three road games.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Detroit Tigers Prediction 

Detroit has been extremely inconsistent with their offense this season, but they did erupt for 14 runs on Sunday against Toronto. The Tigers will have their ace on the mound, but Skubal didn’t look very good last time out. Pittsburgh is coming off of a nice series win against Atlanta, but their pitching staff has allowed quite a few runs recently. The Tigers offense is always a worry, but Skubal is one of the best pitchers in the AL. My Pittsburgh Pirates vs Detroit Tigers prediction is for the Tigers to get the win. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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