Jeff Locke vs Henderson Alvarez matchup featured in MLB action
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Miami Marlins Odds
The Marlins get a visit from the Pittsburgh Pirates in baseball action on Friday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
Jeff Locke gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Pirates on this day; he's 9-2 on the season. The Marlins, meanwhile, will counter with Henderson Alvarez, who will be looking to improve on his 0-1 mark.
Miami was a +140 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 8.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 12-rated Marlins and the league No. 4-ranked Pirates, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Pirates rank No. 13 in the National League at 8.2 hits per game. That compares with Miami’s No. 15 ranking in that category.
Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.8 runs per game on the highway. Miami, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in scoring at home.
Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 9-7 result against the Nationals on July 25. Bettors who backed the Nationals at -125 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (16) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Pirates endured a 9-7 loss at the hands of the Nationals on Thursday, with A.J. Burnett throwing 7 innings of 9-hit ball at Nationals Park.
Miami was a 5-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Rockies. They won as +150 underdogs, while the total score of 8 made winners of UNDER bettors. Miami looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rockies, a 5-3 final on Thursday in support of Nathan Eovaldi at Coors Field.
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few Pirates at Marlins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing Miami
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
Miami is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 8 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh at Miami, Saturday, July 27