Tigers vs Pirates Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/28

Tigers vs Pirates Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/28

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MLB Preview and Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Detroit Tigers

The Pittsburgh Pirates will face the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. This interleague matchup features two teams looking to improve their standings.

Game Overview:

  • Date: May 28, 2024
  • Time: 3:40 PM
  • Location: Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
  • Weather: 73°F

Team Breakdown:

Pittsburgh Pirates:

The Pirates are currently 25-29 with a 13-14 away record. Jared Jones is the probable starting pitcher for Pittsburgh.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Andrew McCutchen (7 HR)
  • Batting Average: Connor Joe (.280 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Bryan Reynolds (28 RBI)

Jared Jones has a 3-4 record with a 3.05 ERA over 59.0 innings, showing solid performance but has allowed 10 home runs.

Detroit Tigers:

The Tigers have a 26-27 record with a 13-14 home record. Tarik Skubal is set to start for Detroit.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Riley Greene (9 HR)
  • Batting Average: Mark Canha (.244 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Kerry Carpenter (29 RBI)

Tarik Skubal boasts a 6-1 record with a 2.25 ERA over 60.0 innings, indicating dominant form this season.

Game Odds:

Team Moneyline Total Run Line
PIT (25-29) +130 o7.5 (+115) +1.5 (-175)
DET (26-27) -150 u7.5 (-135) -1.5 (+145)

Prediction:

For this matchup, we predict that the Detroit Tigers will win. Here's why:

The Tigers have been performing well recently, currently holding a 26-27 record and on a three-game winning streak. Tarik Skubal has been excellent on the mound, with a 6-1 record and a 2.25 ERA, making him a strong favorite to outpitch Jared Jones.

The Tigers also have the advantage of playing at home and have shown solid offensive capabilities, led by Riley Greene and Kerry Carpenter. Despite some injuries, their overall team performance has been stronger than the Pirates, who have struggled with consistency.

Pick: Detroit Tigers Moneyline

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