Tigers vs Pirates Pick – MLB Predictions & Odds 5/16/23

Randy ChambersMay 15, 2023
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The Pittsburgh Pirates and Detroit Tigers meet Tuesday in MLB action at Comerica Park. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have scored 7 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 10 of their last 11 games. The Pirates have lost 11 of their last 12 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Bryan Reynolds leads the Pirates with 44 hits and 23 RBI, while Ke'Bryan Hayes and Carlos Santana have combined for 68 hits and 31 RBI. Luis Ortiz gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 3.60 ERA and 1 strikeout this season. This will be Ortiz’s first career game against the Tigers.

The Detroit Tigers have scored 7 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 9 games. The Tigers have won 8 of their last 10 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Riley Greene leads the Tigers with 43 hits and 15 RBI, while Javier Baez and Spencer Torkelson have combined for 68 hits and 35 RBI. Michael Lorenzen gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 4.18 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Lorenzen is 6-2 with a 2.96 ERA and 51 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.

The Pirates are 71-149 in their last 220 road games and 24-58 in their last 82 interleague games. The Tigers are 6-0 in their last 6 interleague home games and 10-2 in their last 12 interleague games. The under is 3-0-1 in Pirates last 4 overall. The under is 4-1-1 in Tigers last 6 overall. The Pirates are 9-2 in the last 11 meetings in Detroit and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been ice-cold over these last 2 weeks with an offense that can't produce, and I'm not excited to back them in this form, especially on the road. The Detroit Tigers offense has picked up lately, and they're quietly hanging around in the wild card race. Two teams heading in different directions. Give me the Tigers.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:Detroit Tigers -116
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