Tigers Vs Pirates: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 4, 2022

Written By Staff on May 4, 2022

The Detroit Tigers (7-14) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (9-13) square off in the first of a two-game series on Wednesday at Comerica Park, beginning at 1:10 PM ET. The Tigers are coming off a 1-2 series loss to the Dodgers, and the Pirates enter the matchup following a 1-2 series loss to the Padres. Detroit’s (-132 to win) Michael Pineda and Pittsburgh’s (+112) Dillon Peters will take the mound first.

The betting insights in the following article reference odds valid as of May 4, 2022 at 11:25 AM ET.

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Tigers vs Pirates Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Pineda (DET) Pitcher Peters (PIT)
1 – 1 W/L 3 – 0
10.0 IP 13.1
3.60 ERA 0.00
1.000 WHIP 0.450
3.6 K/9 6.1
0 BB/9 3.4

Tigers Probable Starter Michael Pineda

  • Pineda (1-1) gets the start for the Tigers, his third of the season.
  • The righty last appeared on Wednesday against the Minnesota Twins, when he went 5 2/3 innings, allowing four earned runs while giving up seven hits.
  • He has a 3.60 ERA and 3.6 strikeouts per nine innings over his two appearances.
  • He meets a Pirates offense that ranks 25th in the league with 80 runs while batting .232 as a squad. It has a collective .330 slugging percentage (26th in MLB play) and has hit a total of 12 home runs (28th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 4, 2022 at 11:25 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Pirates Stats vs Pineda

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jake Marisnick 6 .500 3 1 3 .571 1.571
Daniel Vogelbach 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .600
Bryan Reynolds 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Andrew Knapp 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Michael Chavis 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Ben Gamel 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Roberto Pérez 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Pirates Probable Starter Dillon Peters

  • Peters has been named the starter for the Pirates and will make his first start this season.
  • The 29-year-old left-hander will make his first start after pitching in relief seven times this campaign.
  • He has pitched in seven games this season with an ERA of .00 and 6.1 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • The Tigers have scored 67 runs this season, which ranks 30th in MLB. They have 159 hits, 28th in baseball, with 10 home runs (30th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 4, 2022 at 11:25 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Tigers Stats vs Peters

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Tucker Barnhart 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Javier Báez 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Eric Haase 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Derek Hill 2 .500 1 0 1 .500 2.000
Jeimer Candelario 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Robbie Grossman 2 .500 1 0 1 .500 1.000
Miguel Cabrera 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Jonathan Schoop 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Tigers Betting Trends

  • The Tigers have gone 1-2 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 33.3% of those games).
  • Detroit has played as a moneyline favorite of -132 or shorter in only two games this season, which they split 1-1.
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the Tigers’ implied win probability is 56.9%.
  • In the 21 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Detroit, it has combined with opponents to go over the total eight times (8-13-0).
  • The Tigers have covered 42.9% of their games this season, going 9-12-0 against the spread.
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Pirates Betting Trends

  • The Pirates have been underdogs in 19 games this season and won seven (36.8%) of those contests.
  • Pittsburgh has entered 16 games this season as the underdog by +112 or more and is 5-11 in those contests.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Pirates, based on the moneyline, is 47.2%.
  • Pittsburgh and its opponents have hit the over in eight of their 22 games with a total this season.
  • In 22 games with a spread this season, the Pirates are 11-11-0 ATS.

Tigers Players to Watch

  • Austin Meadows has accumulated 22 hits with a .420 on-base percentage and a .406 slugging percentage, all club-bests for the Tigers. He is hitting .319 with two doubles, two triples and 10 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB play, Meadows ranks 15th in batting average, 11th in on-base percentage, and 74th in slugging.
  • Javier Baez has four doubles, two home runs and three walks while batting .292.
  • Robbie Grossman is batting .288 with two doubles and 11 walks.
  • Spencer Torkelson is batting .190 with a double, three home runs and 10 walks.

Tigers Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jonathan Schoop 80 .150 5 1 5 .190 .402
Jeimer Candelario 73 .164 9 1 5 .228 .475
Austin Meadows 69 .319 8 0 11 .420 .826
Miguel Cabrera 65 .262 7 1 7 .319 .657
Spencer Torkelson 63 .190 6 3 8 .311 .660
Robbie Grossman 59 .288 7 0 5 .411 .733
Javier Báez 48 .292 4 2 11 .333 .833
Tucker Barnhart 41 .317 3 0 1 .391 .757
Akil Baddoo 39 .128 4 1 2 .190 .421
Eric Haase 38 .132 3 1 2 .233 .470

Pirates Players to Watch

  • Ke’Bryan Hayes leads Pittsburgh in OBP (.424), slugging percentage (.417) and OPS (.841) this season.
  • Of all the qualified hitters in the big leagues, Hayes is 11th in batting average, seventh in on-base percentage and 65th in slugging percentage.
  • Michael Chavis is slugging .518 while driving in 12 runs and batting .286 this season.
  • Daniel Vogelbach has 19 hits and is batting .292 this season.
  • Ben Gamel is batting .230 with a .319 OBP and seven RBI for Pittsburgh this season.

Pirates Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bryan Reynolds 74 .203 8 2 4 .314 .625
Ke’Bryan Hayes 72 .333 11 0 6 .424 .841
Daniel Vogelbach 65 .292 10 3 8 .352 .829
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo 62 .194 6 0 7 .293 .503
Ben Gamel 61 .230 8 1 7 .319 .647
Michael Chavis 56 .286 7 3 12 .311 .829
Diego Castillo 55 .255 6 1 5 .276 .603
Roberto Pérez 53 .208 6 1 7 .311 .613
Cole Tucker 45 .156 1 0 1 .156 .356
Jake Marisnick 41 .146 3 0 1 .167 .338

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