Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Detroit Tigers Expert MLB Betting Pick

Posted by D.Zamzack on Monday,April 11, 2016 10:17, EST in

So after the heavy rain gave the Tigers Sunday night off, Detroit hosts Pittsburgh in the team’s second interleague series of the 2016 MLB betting season. The action is set to kick off this Monday with an intriguing match up between Jon Neise and Justin Verlander, but we have decided to go a bit further and bring you the game preview for Tuesday’s game.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Detroit Tigers Expert MLB Betting Pick

  • When: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
  • Where: Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan
  • TV: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB Network
  • Radio: 97.1 The Ticket
  • Starting Pitchers: Nicasio vs. Sanchez
  • MLB Odds: TBA at MyBookie.ag Online Sportsbook

The Pittsburgh Pirates come into the series with a 4-2 record. The Pirates swept the St. Louis Cardinals at home, and then went to Cincinnati, and lost 2 out of 3 games. For the Detroit Tigers, they are coming into the series with a 3-1 record. The Tigers and Yankees were postponed on Sunday night after splitting the first two games of the series. Detroit won their first two games of the season in Miami.

Why Bet on the Pirates

Many are projecting the Pittsburgh Pirates to win the National League Central, but they will need to compete with both the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs. The Pirates opened the season with four straight wins but dropped their last two to the Cincinnati Reds. Pittsburgh got off to a great start, scoring 15 runs in their first three games. In the most recent series against Cincinnati; Pittsburgh cooled down with just 8 runs. Pittsburgh’s top offensive player has been Starling Marte, with a .292 batting average, a home run and 4 runs batted in. Pittsburgh’s Juan Nicasio is on the mound, seeking his second win of the season.

Why Bet on the Tigers

The Detroit Tigers got Sunday Night off following the rain and cold in New York. The game was supposed to be ESPN Sunday Night Baseball.Now, the Tigers will look to win their fourth game, and continue their run of red hot offense. Detroit is scoring just under 6 runs per game. The top offensive threat thus far for the Tigers has been designated hitter Victor Martinez. He is hitting just .222, but blasted 2 home runs on the season. Detroit, as a team is batting .300, which is the best in all of Major League Baseball.

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

-The Pirates are 5-1 in their last 6 game 1 of a series and 12-3 in their last 15 interleague games. The Total has gone under in six of the last seven games.

-The Tigers are 4-1 in their last 5, Over is 6-0 in the Tigers last 7 against the NL Central, Over 9-0 in the Tigers last 9 interleague game.

This should be an interesting game, with both teams coming into the game with two pitchers that are little unknown, what you will see out of them. Juan Nicasio will go against Anibal Sanchez in this game. It’s sure to be cold in Detroit, as it typically is when you are playing games in April. The Pirates can swing the bat with the best of them, but Detroit is certainly a bombing type team as well. Look for Detroit to win this game at home. The bet for this game is the Detroit Tigers -110 over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the second game of the series on Tuesday. The final score prediction for this game is Detroit Tigers 7-4 over the Pittsburgh Pirates.