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Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction 5-29-24 Picks

Pittsburgh Pirates (25-29) vs. Detroit Tigers (26-27)
May 29, 2024 12:40 pm EDT
The Line: Detroit Tigers -125 / Pittsburgh Pirates +106; Over/Under: +7.5
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In this article, we will formulate a Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates prediction for this MLB game on Wednesday, May 29th at Comerica Park. 

Pirates Need These Wins

The Pirates are averaging 3.96 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.5 runs per game. The offense is ranked 23rd in the league while the pitching is ranked 17th. They do have a negative run differential of -0.54 which is 22nd in the league. Getting the start for the Pirates in Game 2 will be Paul Skenes who sits with a 1-0 record and an ERA of 2.25. In his last start against the San Francisco Giants, he went six innings giving up six hits and one run.

Can Tigers Pitching Be Enough

The Tigers are averaging 4.24 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.24 runs per game. The offense is ranked 18th in the league while the pitching is ranked 13th. They are batting .236 as a team which is 17th. 

Tigers Starting Pitching 

Getting the Start for the Tigers in Game 1 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. 

Getting the start for the Tigers will be Jack Flaherty in Game 2 who sits with a 1-4 record and an ERA of 3.84. In his last start against the Toronto Blue Jays he went 6.1 innings giving up seven hits and three runs. 

Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction

The Tigers are going to find success in the first game. Skubal wasn’t as strong in the last game but he’s going to be a whole lot better here. Two starts ago against the Arizona Diamondbacks he went six innings giving up one hit and zero runs.. The Pirates are going to really struggle to get the offense going here. Back the Tigers on the money line. 

The Pirates have the advantage on the mound in Game 2 and that is going to be the difference here. Paul Skenes sits with an ERA of 2.25 and he’s going to really dominate here. In his last start he gave up only one run in six innings and that success is going to continue here. The Pirates offense might not be elite here, but they are going to score at least four goals and that will be the difference here. The Pirates are going to cruise to the victory here. Back the Pirates on the money line to cash. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Game 1: Tigers ML / Game 2: Pirates ML

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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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