Pirates vs. Tigers Tuesday Prediction

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Detroit Tigers, 4/16/2019 Predictions & Odds

Interleague heads to Detroit on Tuesday night as the Tigers open a new series with the Pirates at 6:40 p.m. ET. Will Game 1 of this series turn into a low-scoring affair for bettors?

Game Snapshot & Odds

979 Pittsburgh Pirates (-110) at 980 Detroit Tigers (-110); 7.5 runs

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

6:40 p.m. ET, Comerica Park, Detroit, MI

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Public Betting Trends

According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 55% of the betting tickets are on the Pirates to beat the Tigers on the moneyline.

Pittsburgh Pirates Fantasy Spin

Josh Bell went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles, two RBI and a walk to lead the Pirates to a 4-3 win over the Nationals on Sunday. Bell plated a pair of runs with an RBI double in the first and third innings, respectively, off Nationals ace Max Scherzer. He also led off the ninth inning with a walk and came around to score the eventual game-winning run on a two-out double by outfielder Jason Martin. The 26-year-old slugger ranks among the league-leaders (92nd percentile) with a 94 mph average exit velocity on his 40 batted balls this season. He’s blossoming into an elite fantasy first baseman, slashing .314/.390/.627 with nine runs scored, three home runs and 12 RBI in 59 plate appearances this season.

Detroit Tigers Fantasy Spin

Gordon Beckham went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in the Tigers’ loss to the Twins on Sunday. Beckham swatted a two-run tater off Twins’ starter Jose Berrios in the second inning. He’s gone deep twice in 20 plate appearances, but his cringe-worthy .176/.300/.588 triple-slash line leaves much to be desired. The 32-year-old infielder can be safely ignored in all fantasy formats.

MLB Betting Trends


The Pirates have beaten the Tigers four straight times at Comerica Park.


The Tigers are just 1-6 in their last seven games versus the Pirates overall.


Both Joe Musgrove and Matthew Boyd are capable of keeping the scoring in check tonight. Boyd has held both right and left-handed hitters in check since the start of last season while Musgrove has been tough on right-handed hitters. The under is 5-2 in Boyd’s last seven home starts and is 7-3 in the Pirates’ last 10 interleague games.

The Pick: Pirates/Tigers UNDER 7.5


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