Pittsburgh vs. Detroit,
07/02/2015 13:08 EDT,
Score: 8 - 4
Total: -115/+8 Over
*4 Star MLB 100% Angle CRUSHER* The Pittsburgh Pirates offense has woke up in Detroit in the last two days. They put up more than 20 hits yesterday and routed Detroit. Pittsburgh gets to go against Kyle Ryan in this one. Ryan is a young lefty who has had trouble commanding his pitches. His advanced metrics suggest his ERA should be around 5.50 right now. Francisco Liriano is a good lefty, but he does occasionally get hit hard by good lineups. Detroit ranks second in the majors in runs scored per game against left handed pitching. They are much deeper now that Victor Martinez is back in the lineup. Sam Holbrook is the umpire here, and he has the smallest strike zone of any umpire in the league, so that's a definite help.
The over is 3-0-1 in the Pirates last 4 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. The over is 5-0-1 in the Tigers last 6 vs. a starter with a WHIP of 1.15 or lower. The over is 5-0 in the Tigers last 5 Thursday games. The over is 8-0 in their last 8 following a loss. The over is 5-0 in the Tigers last 5 as an underdog of +110 to +150. The over is 6-0 in Detroit's last 6 vs. a team with a winning record. The over is 8-0 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series. The over is 9-0 in their last 9 after giving up 5 runs or more last game. The over is 4-0 in Holbrook's last 4 interleague games behind the plate. A 53-0 angle. Take the over.