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Marlins visit Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB clash

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Aug 8, 12:35 PM | GrassPNC Park

Miami Marlins vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Marlins arrive at PNC Park on Thursday.

For the Pirates, Gerrit Cole gets the ball, charged with keeping the Marlins hitters off the base paths. He'll face Jose Fernandez, 8-5 on the year.

View Miami vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Pittsburgh was a -131 moneyline favorites 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 7.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 5-rated Pirates and the league No. 9-ranked Marlins, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 11 ranked National League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Marlins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 6 in the National League at 4 runs allowed per game. The Pirates have been averaging 8.2 hits per game, more than the Marlins have managed so far this season (7.8 hits on average).

Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Miami's National League No. 6-rated defense.

Miami was a 4-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Pirates. They lost as +184 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Marlins endured a 4-2 loss at the hands of the Pirates on Wednesday, with Tom Koehler throwing 5 innings of 4-hit ball at PNC Park.

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Atlanta are 2-8
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Colorado are 3-7
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Marlins at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Miami's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Miami's last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 19 of Miami's last 25 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing at home against Miami
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Miami at Atlanta, Friday, August 9
Pittsburgh at Colorado, Friday, August 9

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