Tigers Vs Pirates: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 20, 2021

Posted By Staff on April 20, 2021

The Pittsburgh Pirates (7-9) visit the Detroit Tigers (6-10) on Tuesday at 6:40 PM ET. The Pirates are  against the Tigers (). Detroit’s Michael Fulmer and Pittsburgh’s Tyler Anderson will take the mound first.

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 bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Tigers vs Pirates Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Fulmer (DET) Pitcher Anderson (PIT)
1 – 0 W/L 1 – 2
12.0 IP 15.2
3.00 ERA 4.02
0.670 WHIP 1.470
9.0 K/9 8.0
0.7 BB/9 2.3

Tigers Probable Starter Michael Fulmer

  • Fulmer (1-0) pitches first for the Tigers to make his second start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Wednesday against the Astros, when he went five innings, allowing two earned runs while giving up three hits.
  • The opposing Pirates offense has a collective .235 batting average, and is eighth in the league with 127 total hits and 19th in MLB action with 65 runs scored. They have the 18th-best slugging percentage (.377) and have hit the 24th-most home runs (14) in all of MLB.
  • The Tigers have always been the moneyline underdog when Fulmer starts this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 20, 2021 at 2:09 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Pirates Stats vs Fulmer

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Gregory Polanco 6 .333 2 0 1 .333 1.000
Adam Frazier 5 .200 1 0 0 .333 .533
Colin Moran 5 .400 2 0 0 .400 1.200
Dustin Fowler 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Erik González 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Phillip Evans 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000

Pirates Probable Starter Tyler Anderson

  • The Pirates will send Anderson (1-2) to the mound for his fourth start this season.
  • The left-hander’s last start was on Wednesday, when he tossed 5 1/3 innings while giving up one earned run on four hits in a matchup with the Padres.
  • The Tigers are batting .212 this season, 25th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .369 (23rd in the league) with 20 home runs.
  • When he starts a game and his team is the underdog on the moneyline, they have a record of 1-2.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 20, 2021 at 2:09 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Tigers Stats vs Anderson

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jeimer Candelario 2 1.000 2 0 0 1.000 2.500
Jonathan Schoop 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Robbie Grossman 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Tigers Betting Trends

  • The Tigers’ offense is averaging 3.8 runs in home games while pushing across 3.2 per game away from Comerica Park.
  • The Tigers score the 25th-most runs in baseball (55 total, 3.4 per game).
  • This is the first game this season the Tigers are the moneyline favorite.
  • Detroit has never played a game this season with moneyline odds of -134 or shorter.
  • Detroit has combined with opponents to hit the over on the total six times this season for a 6-10 record against the over/under.
  • Detroit has not been the moneyline favorite over the last 10 games.

Pirates Betting Trends

  • The Pirates have scored the 19th-most runs in the league this season with 65 (4.1 per game).
  • They’ve scored 3.3 runs per game this season on the road while averaging 5.0 at home.
  • The Pirates have entered the game as underdogs 16 times this season and won seven, or 43.8%, of those games.
  • Pittsburgh is 7-9 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +115 or more on the moneyline.
  • Pittsburgh and its opponents have hit the over in eight of their 16 games with a total this season.
  • In 10 games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, Pittsburgh has a record of 6-4.

Tigers Players to Watch

  • Jeimer Candelario paces the Tigers with a team-best batting average of .295.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB action, Candelario ranks 17th in hits (18), and 17th in SLG (.410).
  • Wilson Ramos’ six home runs are a team-high mark.
  • Ramos ranks second in HR among qualified batters in MLB.

Tigers Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Willi Castro 61 .213 4 0 3 .250 .545
Jeimer Candelario 61 .295 9 1 7 .377 .787
Wilson Ramos 51 .235 7 6 8 .291 .899
Robbie Grossman 50 .220 5 1 4 .391 .711
Jonathan Schoop 49 .163 6 0 2 .204 .367
Akil Baddoo 38 .263 5 4 11 .275 .959
Niko Goodrum 38 .211 4 1 2 .286 .602
JaCoby Jones 28 .143 1 0 1 .172 .351
Victor Reyes 28 .143 2 1 1 .172 .458
Renato Núñez 27 .148 5 2 3 .207 .651

Pirates Players to Watch

  • Colin Moran leads Pittsburgh in home runs (four) and runs batted in (13) this season while batting .298.
  • Moran’s .579 SLG ranks 17th, his 4 HR rank 15th, and his 13 RBI rank 12th among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Bryan Reynolds’ batting average of .317 leads all Pittsburgh hitters this season.
  • Reynolds ranks 13th in hits (19), 22nd in AVG (.317), and 17th in SLG (.483) among qualified hitters in the majors.

Pirates Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bryan Reynolds 60 .317 11 2 7 .397 .880
Adam Frazier 59 .305 8 0 9 .400 .858
Colin Moran 57 .298 8 4 13 .385 .964
Kevin Newman 56 .179 3 0 2 .207 .421
Phillip Evans 51 .275 9 3 5 .373 .863
Erik González 45 .267 3 1 8 .283 .705
Grégory Polanco 44 .182 7 2 3 .308 .649
Jacob Stallings 41 .244 4 0 7 .380 .721
Dustin Fowler 36 .194 3 0 2 .268 .490
Anthony Alford 24 .083 2 0 0 .241 .324

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