The middle game of a three game series at PNC Park in Pittsburgh will take place on Wednesday, as the Detroit Tigers take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates won the opening game of the series on Monday, as they were underdogs in the betting lines for MLB. The Detroit Tigers are 3-2 on the season, and third in the American League Central. For Pittsburgh, after a sweep over the St. Louis Cardinals, they dropped two out of three to Cincinnati. The Pirates are looking to get back to the postseason for the fourth straight season.
Your Bucs return to PNC this Wednesday!
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) April 12, 2016
How to Bet on the Detroit Tigers at Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Lines & TV Info
Why Bet the Tigers?
The Detroit Tigers have one of the most explosive offenses in all of Major League Baseball. Victor Martinez, Miguel Cabrera, Ian Kinsler and company can score with the best of them. During the first few games of the season, the Tigers have seen Victor Martinez blast two home runs, while Ian Kinsler has drove in 5 runs. Detroit is the best hitting team in the game, with a .300 batting average. The starting pitcher for the Tigers will be Shane Greene. Greene has thrown just 1 inning this season.
Why Bet the Pirates?
Francisco Liriano is on the mound for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Liriano was sharp for the Pirates in the opening game against the Cardinals, and picked up the win. Then, Liriano lasted 5 innings in a no decision against the Reds. The Pirates have a great core of offensive players, anchored by Andrew McCutchen, Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco. Pittsburgh’s catcher Francisco Cervelli is off to a red hot start with a .455 batting average. The Pirates are 5th in the league with a .284 batting average.
Expert Betting Pick & Final Score Prediction
This is a battle between two pretty good baseball teams. The game on Monday, the Pirates jumped all over the veteran Justin Verlander. Now, Francisco Liriano is on the mound for the Pirates, and he can be awfully tough. The Tigers will have to send their best right handed hitters against this tough lefty. Look for Liriano to shine in this game, and pick up his second win of the season. The bet for Wednesday is going to bet the Pittsburgh Pirates -132 over the Detroit Tigers. The final score prediction for this game is the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.