Surprise! Eduardo Rodriguez will be starting for the Detroit Tigers tonight, just one day after he declined a trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
That has to feel good for Tigers fans, doesn't it? He decided to stay in Detroit instead of going to a World Series contender in the Dodgers.
Will he back it up with a stellar performance tonight against the Pirates? Let's find out what the oddsmakers think.
Tigers vs. Pirates odds, run line, and total
Tigers vs. Pirates prediction and pick
There's a reason Eduardo Rodriguez was sought after by the Dodgers. He's been absolutely lights out this season, sporting a 2.95 ERA and a 1.030 WHIP in 15 starts.
He should have no issue tonight when facing one of the worst offenses in MLB in the Pittsburgh Pirates. Over the last 30 days, the Pirates rank dead last in OPS against left-handed pitchers at .561. They're also batting just .198 against lefties during that time frame.
The Pirates will be rolling with Osvaldo Bido, who has struggled when having to play at home this season. Through his first three home starts, he has a 7.50 ERA and a 1.500 WHIP.
Let's be honest, the Tigers offense hasn't been the best of late, but I still trust them more than the Pirates. I'll back them as road favorites.
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