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Detroit Tigers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates odds, tips and betting trends | June 8

At PNC Park on Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Pirates (24-29) face the Detroit Tigers (22-33), with first pitch at 12:35 PM ET.

The Tigers are favored away from home (-125) versus the Pirates (+273). The scheduled starters are Tarik Skubal (5-2) for the Detroit Tigers, and Mitch Keller (2-5) for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

These clubs play again following the Tigers’ 5-3 victory over the Pirates yesterday. Skubal (7.0 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 9 K) registered the win for the Tigers. Spencer Torkelson went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI to lead the team on offense. Jose Quintana (3.1 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 5 K) was credited with the loss on the mound for the Pirates.

Here’s everything you need to prepare for Wednesday’s Tigers vs. Pirates game.

Detroit Tigers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Odds and Betting Lines

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  • Favorite: Tigers (-125, bet $125 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Pirates (+273, bet $100 to win $273)
  • Over/under: 8

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Tigers Stats and Trends

Tigers Betting Records

  • This season, the Tigers have won seven out of the 14 games, or 50%, in which they’ve been favored.
  • Detroit has entered 10 games this season favored by -125 or more and is 5-5 in those contests.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Tigers, based on the moneyline, is 55.6%.
  • Detroit and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 18 of their 55 opportunities.
  • The Tigers are 26-29-0 ATS in their 55 games with a spread this season.

Tarik Skubal (Tigers Probable Starter)

  • Skubal (5-2) will take to the mound for the Tigers and make his 12th start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last start was on Tuesday, when he tossed seven innings while giving up three earned runs on six hits in a matchup with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • The 25-year-old has pitched in 11 games this season with a 2.06 ERA and 9.6 strikeouts per nine innings with a batting average against of .213.
  • He’s looking to extend his three-game quality start streak.
  • Skubal will look to finish five or more innings for the 11th start in a row.
  • The Pirates rank 27th in MLB with a .226 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 26th in the league (.359) and 46 home runs.
  • The Pirates have gone 6-for-26 with a double, a home run and three RBI in one game against the left-hander this season.
  • The 25-year-old’s 2.06 ERA ranks sixth, .929 WHIP ranks seventh, and 9.6 K/9 ranks 17th among qualified pitchers in the majors this year.

Tigers Batting Stats

  • The Tigers’ 30 home runs rank last in MLB this season.
  • Hitters for the Tigers combine to rank last in MLB with a team slugging percentage of just .320 this season.
  • Detroit has a team batting average of just .219 this season, which ranks 28th among MLB teams.
  • The Tigers have scored 155 runs (just 2.8 per game) this season, which ranks last in MLB.
  • Detroit has an OBP of just .278 this season, which ranks 29th in MLB.
  • The Tigers rank 19th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.6 whiffs per contest.

Pirates Stats and Trends

Pirates Betting Records

  • The Pirates have been victorious in 17, or 42.5%, of the 40 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season.
  • Pittsburgh has been listed as an underdog of +273 or more on two occasions this season and won both games.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Pirates have a 26.8% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Pittsburgh and their opponents have gone over in 21 of their 53 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Pirates are 26-27-0 against the spread in their 53 games that had a posted line this season.

Mitch Keller (Pirates Probable Starter)

  • Keller gets the start for the Pirates, his ninth of the season. He is 2-5 with a 5.77 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 43 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The righty last pitched on Wednesday, June 1 against the Los Angeles Dodgers, when he went five innings, allowing two earned runs while giving up two hits.
  • The 26-year-old has an ERA of 5.77, with 7.6 strikeouts per nine innings in 10 games this season. Opposing hitters have a .276 batting average against him.
  • Keller is trying to secure his second quality start of the season in this matchup.
  • Keller has pitched five or more innings in a game three times this year heading into this matchup.
  • The opposing Tigers offense has the worst slugging percentage (.320) and ranks last in home runs hit (30) in all of MLB. They have a collective .219 batting average, and are 28th in the league with 390 total hits and last in MLB play scoring 155 runs.

Pirates Batting Stats

  • The Pirates average 0.9 home runs per game to rank 23rd in MLB action with 46 total home runs .
  • So far this season, the Pirates are slugging .359, the fifth-lowest average in baseball.
  • Pittsburgh ranks 27th in MLB with a .226 batting average.
  • The offense for the Pirates is No. 28 in MLB play scoring 3.5 runs per game (188 total runs).
  • Pittsburgh’s .298 on-base percentage ranks 22nd in the league.
  • The Pirates strike out 8.8 times per game to rank 16th in the league.

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Tigers vs. Pirates: Live Streaming Info & Game Time

  • Game Day: Wednesday, June 8, 2022
  • Game Time: 12:35 PM ET
  • Stadium: PNC Park
  • TV Channel: MLB Network
  • Live Stream: fuboTV (Watch Here!)

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