Set to unfold at Comerica Park on May 29, 2024, at 12:40 PM, the Pittsburgh Pirates will take on the Detroit Tigers under a sky of broken clouds. This matchup will see the Pirates’ Jared Jones, who carries an impressive 3.051 ERA, go head-to-head with the Tigers’ ace Tarik Skubal and his stellar 2.250 ERA.

The Pirates currently sit 10th in the 2024 NL Central Division with a record of 25-29, reflecting a 0.46 winning percentage. They’ve shown resilience, with a 4th place in their division based on a 7-7 divisional record and have pulled off 6 wins in their recent 10 games, though riding on a loss from their last game. Their home and away records show 12-15 and 13-14, respectively. Notably, they perform better during daytime with a 14-11 record, scoring 214 runs while allowing 243 across all games.

Conversely, the Tigers are placed 8th in the 2024 AL Central Division at 26-27, holding a 0.49 winning percentage and ranking 4th in their division following a 10-9 divisional record. They come into this game with momentum from three consecutive wins, sporting equal 13-14 home and road records, and a balanced 13-13 record in day and night games. The Tigers have both scored and conceded 224 runs this season.

In terms of betting odds, this game poses intriguing opportunities. The point spread is set at -1.5, indicating a slight tilt towards the Tigers, while the over/under is pegged at 6.5, suggesting expectations for a moderate scoring game. For bettors looking at moneyline options, the Tigers are favored at -153, with the Pirates offering value at +129. These odds reflect the close nature of the competition and provide various angles for bettors to consider.