Tigers vs. Pirates - 7/1/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Pirates (42-33) at Detroit Tigers (39-36)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 7:08 pm (Comerica Park)
A Burnett (6-3) (2.01) vs. A Simon (7-4) (3.57)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -116 / Pittsburgh Pirates +106 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-PIT, FSN-DET
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Detroit Tigers play game two of their series Wednesday night.
The Pittsburgh Pirates look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Pirates have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Pirates have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Andrew McCutchen leads Pittsburgh with 80 hits and 45 RBI while Starling Marte and Josh Harrison have combined for 68 RBI. The Pittsburgh Pirates have split their last six road games. A.J. Burnett gets the ball, and he’s 6-3 with a 2.01 ERA and 86 strikeouts this season. Burnett is 6-3 with a 4.81 ERA and 55 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
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The Detroit Tigers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Tigers have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Tigers have won five of their last seven 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 split their last eight home games. Alfredo Simon takes the hill, and he’s 7-4 with a 3.57 ERA and 63 strikeouts this season. Simon is 4-4 with a 2.98 ERA and 39 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
The Pirates are 4-1 in their last 5 Wednesday games and 7-3 in Burnetts last 10 starts. The Tigers are 0-4 in their last 4 Wednesday games and 5-2 in Simons last 7 home starts. The Pirates are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings in Detroit.
Burnett has been killing it all season long, as he's allowed three or less earned runs in his last four starts. The value is all over the Pirates in this spot, and I'm on board.