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July 28, 1:10 PM | GrassMarlins Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Miami Marlins Odds

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The Miami Marlins look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Pirates arrive at Marlins Park on Sunday.

The Marlins will rely on Jose Fernandez to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Gerrit Cole will be his counterpart for the Pirates. Jose Fernandez is 6-5 this season, and Gerrit Cole is 5-3.

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Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Miami sat as -105 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 7, according to 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 12 (Marlins) and the No. 4 (Pirates) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Miami's National League No. 15-ranked scoring average of 3.2 runs per game, against a Pirates offense rated No. 11 and scoring 3.9 runs per game in the league. The Marlins have averaged 7.9 hits per game to date this season, less than the Pirates hitters have managed (8.3 per nine innings).

Pittsburgh brings the National League's No. 1-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Marlins' league No. 8-ranked defense.

Pittsburgh was a 7-4 winner in its last match on the road against the Marlins. They won as -137 favorites, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors. The Pirates enjoyed a 7-4 victory at the expense of the Marlins on Saturday, with Charlie Morton throwing 5 innings of 9-hit ball at Marlins Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing NY Mets are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

A few Pirates at Marlins trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Miami
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Miami's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Miami is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Miami is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to St. Louis, Monday, July 29
Miami home to NY Mets, Monday, July 29

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