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Pirates at Tigers - 6/30/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Pittsburgh Pirates (42-33) at Detroit Tigers (39-36)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 7:08 pm (Comerica Park)

G Cole (11-3) (2.26) vs. J Verlander (0-1) (6.17)

The Line: Detroit Tigers +118 / Pittsburgh Pirates -128 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSN-DET, ROOT-PIT

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Detroit Tigers begin a three-game series Tuesday night.

The Pittsburgh Pirates look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Pirates have scored 12 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Pirates have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Josh Harrison and Starling Marte have combined for 156 hits and 68 RBI while Andrew McCutchen has 44 RBI. The Pittsburgh Pirates have split their last eight road games. Gerrit Cole gets the ball, and he’s 11-3 with a 2.16 ERA and 102 strikeouts this season. This will be Cole’s second career game against the Tigers.

Pirates at Tigers - 6/30/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Detroit Tigers look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Tigers have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Tigers have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Miguel Cabrera leads Detroit with 92 hits and 53 RBI while Yoenis Cespedes and Ian Kinsler have combined for 72 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have won five of their last eight home games. Justin Verlander takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 6.17 ERA and four strikeouts this season. Verlander is 4-1 with a 3.00 ERA and 38 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.

The Pirates are 4-0 in their last 4 games following an off day and 35-16 in Coles last 51 starts. The Tigers are 7-3 in their last 10 games following an off day and 70-31 in Verlanders last 101 home starts. The Pirates are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings in Detroit and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings overall. 

Even with Verlander not exactly being Verlander this season, we're still getting Verlander and plus money. That just doesn't seem right. I'll take my chances with the Tigers at home. 

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Detroit Tigers +118

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