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Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction 5-28-24 Picks

Pittsburgh Pirates (25-29) vs. Detroit Tigers (26-27)
May 28, 2024 6:40 pm EDT
The Line: Detroit Tigers -145 / Pittsburgh Pirates +133; Over/Under: +7
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In this article, we will formulate a Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates prediction for this MLB Game on Tuesday, May 28th at Comerica Park. 

Pirates Blown Out in Last Game

The Pirates were blown out in the last game against the Atlanta Braves. The Pirates scored only one run while the pitching gave up eight runs. Starting pitcher Martin Perez went three innings giving up four hits and one run. Cameron Mlodzinski went two innings giving up three hits and three earned runs. The Pirates are averaging 3.96 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.5 runs per game. The offense is ranked 23rd while the pitching is ranked 17th. They are batting .228 as a team, and the offense is going to need to get out to a fast start here. Bryan Reynolds has hit seven home runs and driven in 28 RBIs so far this season. The Pirates will send out Jared Jones to the bump and he sits with a 3-4 record and an ERA of 3.05. In his last start against the San Francisco Giants he went six innings, giving up six hits and three runs. 

Why Pirates Will Win

  • The Tigers have lost 10 of their last 11 night games at Comerica Park following a home win.
  • The Pirates have won each of their last five night games against AL Central opponents.
  • The Pirates have covered the run line in each of their last six road games against the Tigers following a loss.
  • The Tigers have failed to cover the run line in nine of their last 11 night games at Comerica Park following a home win.
  • The Pirates have led after 3 innings in each of their last three games against AL Central opponents.

Tigers Offense Impressed in Last Game

The Tigers in the last game faced off against the Toronto Blue Jays and they were able to secure the 14-11 victory. The Tigers bullpen wasn’t great, but they still held on for the victory. Matt Veirling had quite the game finishing with two hits and four RBIs. Carson Kelly hit a home run and drove in three RBIs. The Tigers are averaging 4.25 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.25 runs per game. The offense is ranked 19th in the league while the pitching is ranked 12th. Riley Greene has hit nine home runs and driven in 20 RBIs so far this season. Kerry Carpenter has hit eight home runs and driven in 29 RBIs so far this season. Getting the start for the Tigers will be Tarik Skubal who sits with a 6-1 record and an ERA of 2.25. In his last start against the Kansas City Royals he went five innings giving up six hits and four runs. 

Why Tigers Will Win

  • The Pirates have lost each of their last seven games against American League opponents following a loss.
  • The home team has won seven of the Tigers’ last eight games.
  • The Pirates have failed to cover the run line in each of their last seven games against American League opponents following a loss.
  • The Tigers have covered the run line in each of their last eight Tuesday night home games against NL Central opponents.
  • The Tigers have led after 3 innings in each of their last three games.

Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction

Skubal struggled a bit in his last start, but overall this season he has been dominant and he’s going to continue that here. Skubal sits with an ERA of 2.25 and the Pirates bats are going to be ice cold. The Tigers offense is going to get out to a fast start, and they are going to give Skubal plenty of run support. The Tigers are going to have little issues as they are going to cruise to the victory. Back the Tigers. 

 

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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