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Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates 8/8/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates 8/8/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Detroit Tigers will be playing against Pittsburgh Pirates at the PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Saturday, August 08, 2020 at 4:05 PM ET. Detroit must win this game to have at least a little chance at the playoffs. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh is still struggling to have their first series win of the season. The Detroit Tigers, with a 6-5 standing and a team percentage of .545, are in 5th place behind the White Sox in the American League. The Tigers are in 3rd place in the AL Central Division. The Pittsburgh Pirates are in 5th place in the NL Central Division, with a 3-11 standing and .214 in the series. The Pirates are in 15th place behind the Mets in the National League.

Detroit’s leadoff hitter Niko Goodrum recorded a double twice and five runs to fuel-up the Tigers’ 17-13 win in 11 innings. Center Fielder Victor Reyes added four runs for Detroit. Veteran Right-handed Pitcher Ivan Nova was assigned to climb the mound for the Tigers, and he is 0-0 with a 4.22 ERA. In their 5-3 home loss to Kansas City, Nova recorded 8 hits and two runs in five innings of play.

Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 8/8/2020

Pittsburgh has won only 3 of their first 14 outings and posted the worst record in the league. Adam Frazier connected a two-run shot, and Shortstop Erik Gonzalez added a homer and six RBIs in a losing effort. Thirty-three year old left-handed Pitcher Derek Holland will step on the pitcher’s plate on Saturday. Holland marked 0-0 record with a 4.76 ERA, and posted a spectacular 0.97 Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched (WHIP) in 11 innings of work.

The Tigers will be missing 3 key players in tonight’s game. Starting Pitchers Jordan Zimmerman (forearm) and Dario Agrazal (forearm) will not be stepping on the pitcher’s plate tonight. Left Fielder Cameron Maybin (quadriceps) cannot play for Detroit tonight. The Pirates reported 10 key players injured, including 8 pitchers. Starting Pitchers Jameson Taillon (elbow), Chris Archer (shoulder), and Mitch Keller (oblique), with Relief Pitchers Kyle Crick (shoulder), Clay Holmes (forearm), Michael Feliz (forearm), Nick Burdi (elbow), and Keone Kela (undisclosed status) will be missing the mound in tonight’s showdown. Catcher Luke Maile (finger) and Right Fielder Kevin Kramer (hip) will not be seeing action tonight.

Detroit Tigers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates. The MLB Pick for this match is Pittsburgh -120. Detroit is 17-36 in their last 53 outings against a left-handed pitcher, and the under is 9-1 in the Tiger’s last 10 contests as a road underdog. Pittsburgh is 35-16 in their last 51 match-ups versus the American League Central Division. The over is 6-2-1 in the Pirates’ last 9 games as a favourite. The prediction, the Pirates will win -120 to a score of 6-4.

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Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates 8/8/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 4:05 PM ET

Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA

Date: Saturday, August 08, 2020


MLB Odds:  Pittsburgh Pirates -120

MLB Totals: 9.5

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