Already leading the series 1-0, the Pirates (48-58, 26-27 home) are sending Osvaldo Bido to the mound to take on the Tigers (47-60, 25-30 away) and Eduardo Rodriguez. See who I like to come out on top in this interleague matchup between the Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh.
DETROIT TIGERS VS PITTSBURGH PIRATES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Pittsburgh Pirates +104
This game will be played at PNC Park at 12:35 ET on Wednesday, August 2nd.
WHY BET THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES:
- In their previous ten games, the Pirates have a record of 6-4.
- The Pirates are on a three game winning streak as the home favorite.
- Osvaldo Bido has done a good job at avoiding the long-ball of late, having not given up a away-run in each of his past two starts.
DETROIT TIGERS STRUGGLING VS RUNLINE OF LATE
Heading into today’s game, the Tigers are 3rd in the AL Central with an overall record of 47-60. When looking at their performance in their 36 series, Detroit is 15-18-3. Against below .500 teams, the Tigers are 25-25 while going 25-30 on the road and 22-30 at home.
Eduardo Rodriguez will take the mound for the Tigers with a 6-5 record in 15 appearances this season. His ERA is 2.96, K/9 is 9.27, FIP is 3.17, and OBP is .261.
Eduardo Rodriguez’s most recent outing for the Tigers saw him pitch 4 2/3 innings, yielding four runs on seven hits. Unfortunately, his team fell to the Angels 7-6, and he was left with a no-decision.
So far this season, the Tigers’ has gone deep 98 times, placing them 24th in the league. Over Detroit’s previous five games, they are 11th in runs scored, with their season average of 3.9 runs per game putting them 27th in the league. The Tigers’ overall team batting average stands at .232 along with an OBP of .299.
Riley Greene has been a bright spot for the Tigers over their last five games, leading the team with one home run. He’s hit eight total this season, and his batting average is a respectable .307.
WILL THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
Pittsburgh’s overall record currently stands at 48-58, placing them 4th in the NL Central. The Pirates will look to extend their current series winning streak to 35 and have an overall series record of 12-20-2. At home, Pittsburgh is 26-27 and 22-31 on the road.
Starter Osvaldo Bido has been a bright spot for the Pirates so far in 2023. He’s made eight appearances and holds an overall record of 2-1. His ERA is 4.50, while his K/9 figure stands at 8.4 and his FIP is 3.64. Additionally, opponents have a .354 OBP against him this season.
Osvaldo Bido earned the victory in his latest start, surrendering no earned runs and four hits over three frames against the Angels. The Pirates emerged victorious with a 3-0 scoreline.
In their ten most recent games, the Pirates have put together a batting average of only .230, placing them 24th compared to the rest of the league. At 4.1 runs per game, Pittsburgh is 26th in the MLB. This figure has come on a team batting average of .236 and OPS of .698 which has them 23rd in baseball.
For the Pirates’ past five contests, Liover Peguero has been at the forefront of their offensive production, belting two home runs. His total for the season stands at three, and his batting average is .250.