Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Detroit Tigers: Best Odds and Preview for September 7, 2021


By BestOdds Analyst | September 6, 2021, 4:46 pm

Kevin Newman sits at 97 hits this season, and will try to get his 100th when his Pittsburgh Pirates (49-89) take on the Detroit Tigers (65-74) on Tuesday at 6:35 PM ET. The Pirates are favored (-130) over the Tigers (+110).

Detroit is projected to start Wily Peralta, while Pittsburgh has not named a starting pitcher.

Best Odds for Pittsburgh Pirates vs Detroit Tigers

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances to win the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the MLB matchup between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Detroit Tigers.

Pirates Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Pirates have come away with five wins in the eight contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season.
  • Pittsburgh’s games have gone over the total in 67 of their 138 opportunities.
  • The Pirates are among the lowest scoring teams in the league, ranking last with just 505 total runs (3.7 per game) this season.
  • The Pittsburgh are favorites for the first time in a while, as they have been listed as underdogs in their last 10 games.
  • In their last 10 games with an over/under, the Pirates and their opponents have combined to clear the total seven times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo 19 .286 .333 .816 7 15 14
Bryan Reynolds 135 .299 .375 .513 22 81 145
Colin Moran 77 .279 .344 .421 8 38 69
Ben Gamel 90 .252 .342 .397 6 19 66
Wilmer Difo 94 .270 .338 .376 3 20 51
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Tigers Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Tigers have won 44.8% of the games this season they were the moneyline underdog (52-64).
  • Detroit has played in 139 games with over/under set, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 61 times (61-73-5).
  • The Tigers score the 17th-most runs in baseball (606 total, 4.4 per game).
  • Detroit has a 3-6 record from the nine games it was the underdog on the moneyline over its last 10 matchups.
  • In their last 10 matchups, the Tigers and their opponents combined to hit the over six times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Peralta gets the start for the Tigers, his 14th of the season. He is 3-3 with a 3.68 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 66 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Wednesday against the Athletics, when he tossed four innings, allowing two earned runs while giving up four hits.
  • Peralta’s team is 7-6 in his 13 starts.
  • Peralta has had 13 starts that sportsbooks set a total for this season, and six of those games finished over the total.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Dustin Garneau 8 .296 .321 .741 3 5 8
Jeimer Candelario 129 .278 .355 .445 12 55 135
Akil Baddoo 97 .260 .325 .460 12 49 88
Eric Haase 80 .237 .287 .488 20 54 68
Robbie Grossman 133 .238 .351 .424 21 61 114

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