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Marlins face Pittsburgh Pirates: MLB odds preview and stats

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Sep 10, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Florida Marlins vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates battle the visiting Florida Marlins on Saturday in MLB betting action at PNC Park.

Florida puts its faith in starter Anibal Sanchez to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 7-7. Getting the ball for the Pirates is Charlie Morton, who owns a 9-9 record on the season with a 3.81 ERA.

View Florida vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Marlins were listed as 110 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Pirates - Marlins odds would favor the Marlins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Pittsburgh is rated No. 16 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Florida is at No. 13 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 13 ranked National League offense (3.8 runs per game) against a Marlins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 in the National League at 4.5 runs allowed per game. The Pirates have been averaging 8.2 hits per game, less than the Marlins have managed so far this season (8.5 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Florida owns the National League's No. 13-rated road mark, allowing 4.6 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

The Marlins were a 13-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Florida at -120 on the moneyline, while the total score (17) was good news for OVER bettors. The Marlins grabbed a win last time out, defeating Ross Ohlendorf and the Pirates 13-4 on Friday at PNC Park.

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 9-1
After a win are 3-7

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Florida are 3-7
After playing Florida are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

A few Marlins at Pirates trends to consider:
Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida's last 6 games
Florida is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing at home against Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 14 games when playing Florida
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Pittsburgh's last 19 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Pittsburgh's last 24 games

Next up:
Florida at Pittsburgh, Sunday, September 11

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