|MLB Tigers vs. Pirates Picks & Predictions for August 11, 2014|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Monday, 11 August 2014 12:30|
Tigers vs. Pirates Free Pick
PITTSBURGH, PA (ATS Consultants) – The only interleague series tonight in baseball will feature the Pirates and Tigers, who have lost two in a row.
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Tigers are -110 money line favorites over the Pirates, who are +102 money line home underdogs. The total for this 7:05PM ET start time is currently sitting at 7.5 runs.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Tigers opened as -118 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to -110, while the Pirates’ odds opened at +109 and has fallen to +102. The total, meanwhile, opened at 7.5 and that’s where it currently sits at most online and Vegas sports books.
PITCHING MATCHUP: The Tigers will start Justin Verlander, who is 10-10 with a 4.57 ERA, while the Pirates will counter with Jeff Locke, who is 3-3 with a 3.78 ERA. Detroit enters play with a 63-52 record and is 33-25 on the road, while Pittsburgh is 62-55 overall and 37-24 at home.
MLB FREE PICK: Take the under. According to latest MLB trends, the under is 5-1 in the last six meetings in Pittsburgh and 9-2 in the last 11 meetings overall. The under is also 5-1 in Locke’s last six starts as a home underdog, 8-2 in his last 10 starts when their opponent scores five runs or more in their previous game and 8-3 in his last 11 starts after allowing five runs or more in their previous game. On the other side, the under is 8-2 in the Tigers’ last 10 road games, 7-2 in their last nine games versus NL Central opponents and 6-2 in their last eight games overall.
MLB FREE PICK: TIGERS/PIRATES UNDER 7.5