Tigers Vs Pirates: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – April 20, 2021

Written By PlayPicks Staff on April 20, 2021

The Detroit Tigers will look to pick up their seventh win of the season when they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates (7-9) on Tuesday. The game begins at 6:40 PM ET, with the Tigers listed as -134 favorites on the moneyline. Michael Fulmer starts for Detroit while Tyler Anderson is Pittsburgh’s starter for the contest.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 20, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

Tigers vs Pirates Betting Lines

Tigers Betting Insights

  • The Tigers will play as the favorite for the first time this season.
  • Detroit has not been a bigger favorite this season than the -134 moneyline set for this game.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Tigers have a 55.2% chance to win.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Tigers and their opponents have combined to hit the over four times.

Tigers Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 3-7
Runs Per Game 3.2
HR 13
ERA 4.95
K/9 8.3

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Pirates Betting Insights

  • The Pirates have been underdogs in 16 games this season and have come away with the win seven times (43.8%) in those contests.
  • Pittsburgh has a win-loss record of 7-9 when favored by +115 or worse by bookmakers this year.
  • The Pirates have an implied victory probability of 44.8% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup.
  • When it comes to the total, the Pirates and their foes are 5-5 in their previous 10 contests.

Pirates Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 6-4
Runs Per Game 4.8
HR 7
ERA 3.70
K/9 8.5

Pirates Probable Pitcher – Tyler Anderson

  • Anderson gets the start for the Pirates, his fourth of the season. He is 1-2 with a 4.02 ERA and 14 strikeouts through 15 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The lefty last pitched on Wednesday against the Padres, when he threw 5 1/3 innings, allowing one earned run while giving up four hits.
  • In three games this season, the 31-year-old has an ERA of 4.02, with 8 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are batting .306 against him.
  • Anderson is trying to collect his fourth start of five or more innings this season in this game.
  • The Pirates have a 1-2 record in Anderson’s three starts this season when they were the underdog on the moneyline.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 20, 2021 at 2:09 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Tigers Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 6-10
Home 3-3
Road 3-7
vs LHP (Starters) 1-3
vs RHP (Starters) 5-7
Day Games 0-0
Night Games 6-10

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Tigers Probable Pitcher – Michael Fulmer

  • Fulmer will take to the mound for the Tigers, his second start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Wednesday against the Astros, throwing five innings and giving up two earned runs.
  • He has yet to start a game this season when his team was the moneyline favorite.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 20, 2021 at 2:09 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Pirates Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 7-9
Home 4-3
Road 3-6
vs LHP (Starters) 1-2
vs RHP (Starters) 6-7
Day Games 2-3
Night Games 5-6

Tigers Hitting Stats

  • The Tigers rank ninth-best in MLB play with 20 total home runs.
  • The Tigers average 1.2 homers per game when playing at home this season (seven total in home outings).
  • Detroit has hit 13 home runs during the last 10 games.
  • The Tigers have lost four straight games heading into this matchup. During that span the team is scoring 1.5 runs per game while allowing 5.2 runs per contest.
  • Jeimer Candelario leads Detroit with a .295 batting average.
  • Wilson Ramos’ six home runs are most among Detroit batters. He’s driven in eight runs this season while slugging .608.

Pirates Hitting Stats

  • The Pirates have hit 14 homers this season, which ranks 24th in the league.
  • In nine games on the road this season, they’ve hit 11 homers, an average of 1.2 per contest.
  • Over the last 10 games, Pittsburgh has hit seven home runs.
  • Bryan Reynolds leads the Pirates with a team-high batting average of .317.
  • Colin Moran’s four home runs and 13 runs batted in both lead his team.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Pirates (+115)

Over/Under Pick: Over (8.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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