Tigers vs Pirates Odds & Picks (June 8)

Tigers vs Pirates Odds & Picks (June 8)

Detroit Tigers catcher Tucker Barnhart at the plate

Jun 7, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Detroit Tigers catcher Tucker Barnhart (15) hits an RBI double against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the eighth inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Pirates are -115 home favorites over the Tigers on Wednesday
Rookie Alex Faedo (1-2, 3.09) will pitch for Detroit against Mitch Keller (2-5, 5.77)
A look at the Tigers vs Pirates odds and matchup can be found below with a prediction

The Detroit Tigers will try to sweep a two-game interleague series from the host Pittsburgh Pirates at 12:35 p.m. ET Wednesday at PNC Park.

The Tigers (22-33/7-18 road) snapped a three-game losing streak and got a rare road win Tuesday night when they took the series opener 5-3. The Pirates (24-29/13-16 home) lost for just the second time in their last seven games.

Tigers vs Pirates Odds

Team
Moneyline
Runline
Total
Detroit Tigers
-105
-1.5 (+155)
Over 8 (-110)
Pittsburgh Pirates
-115
+1.5 (-190)
Under 8 (-110)

Odds as of June 7th at BetMGM.

 

 

The Pirates are -115 favorites, giving them an implied win probability of 53.49%.

Both teams are longshots in the World Series odds with the Tigers listed at +70000 and the Pirates at +100000. Thus, it seems unlikely there will be a rematch of the 1909 Fall Classic this year.

The weather forecast calls for a nice day in Pittsburgh with an expected high of 80 degrees, partly sunny skies, and light wind.

Detroit vs Pittsburgh Probable Pitchers

Rookie Alex Faedo (1-2, 3.09) is scheduled to start for the Tigers against Mitch Keller (2-5, 5.77). Faedo will be pitching on five days of rest and Keller will have a full week off since his last start.

Faedo vs Keller

1-2
Record
2-5
3.09
ERA
5.77
4.97
xERA
4.21
1.31
WHIP
1.56
2.10
SO/W
1.85

Faedo is coming off a no-decision last Thursday against the Minnesota Twins in Detroit. He gave up two runs and five hits in five innings with five strikeouts and two walks.

The Pirates were the opponent in Faedo’s first major league start May 4 at Comerica Park in the second game of a doubleheader. He went five innings, surrendered two runs, and did not get a decision.

Faedo is 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA in two road starts. In five starts during the day, he has a 1-2 record and 3.42 ERA.

Alex Faedo is the first Major League pitcher since 2013 to start his career with six games of at least 5.0 innings and no more than two runs.

(via @EliasSports) pic.twitter.com/iQrpS83NBA

— Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR) June 2, 2022

Keller is 2-0 with a 3.27 ERA in his last three games (one start) after beginning the season 0-5.

Moved back into the rotation following two relief appearances, Keller beat the Los Angeles Dodgers on the road May 31 in his last outing despite issuing five walks in five innings. He was charged with two runs on two hits and struck out five.

Keller is 0-1 with a 4.80 ERA in three career starts against the Tigers. He has struggled at PNC Park this season, going 0-3 with a 6.04 in five games (four starts) and is 0-3 with a 3.38 ERA in four games (three starts) in the day.

Mitch Keller, 97mph Four Seam Fastball and 96mph Sinker, Overlay. pic.twitter.com/o5iP79YOv6

— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 1, 2022

The Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera is 4 for 6 with a double against Keller and Javier Baez is 4 for 8 with a double and a home run.

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Tigers vs Pirates Betting Outlook

Tarik Skubal allowed three runs in seven innings to lead the Tigers to victory over the Pirates on Tuesday night.

Willi Castro, Javier Baez and Tucker Barnhart had two hits each, including a double. Spencer Torkelson, with +2500 AL Rookie of the Year odds, had an RBI double, and Harold Castro hit a two-run single in a three-run fourth inning to put the Tigers ahead 4-1.

Torched by Tork ? pic.twitter.com/2PiQCfvmwS

— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) June 8, 2022

The Tigers placed third baseman Jeimer Candelario on the 10-day injured list before the game with a left shoulder subluxation and right fielder Austin Meadows was activated from the IL.

Meadows went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts in his first game since May 16. He had been sidelined with vertigo.

Pirates rookie Cal Mitchell had two hits. One was a two-run home run.

How ’bout Cal?! pic.twitter.com/ge7Lbx7q65

— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) June 8, 2022

The Pirates put left-handed reliever Dillon Peters on the 15-day IL with a low back strain.

The Tigers have taken two of three from the Pirates this year and the season series ends Wednesday.

DET vs PIT Last 10 Games

Date
Home Team
Away Team
Score
6/7/22
Pirates
Tigers
DET, 5-3
5/4/22 (2)
Tigers
Pirates
PIT, 7-2
5/4/22 (1)
Tigers
Pirates
DET, 3-2
9/8/21
Pirates
Tigers
DET, 5-1
9/7/21
Pirates
Tigers
PIT, 3-2
9/6/21
Pirates
Tigers
PIT, 6-3
4/22/21
Tigers
Pirates
PIT, 4-3
4/21/21 (2)
Tigers
Pirates
DET, 5-2
4/21/21 (1)
Tigers
Pirates
PIT, 3-2
8/9/20
Pirates
Tigers
DET, 2-1

Tigers vs Pirates Prediction

Keller has pitched better lately but has been so inconsistent in his career that it’s hard to back him against Faedo, who has made a smooth transition to the big leagues.

Pick: Tigers ML (-105)

 

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