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Miami Marlins Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Pittsburgh Pirates

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Pittsburgh and Miami on Sunday, with the host Pirates trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

Jose Urena, with a record of 1-3 on the season, gets the ball for the Miami Marlins, while the Pittsburgh Pirates trot Ryan Vogelsong to the mound in this one. He is 2-2 so far in 2016.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Pittsburgh sat as -136 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 8.5, according to MyBookie.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.8-4.7 result in favor of the Marlins. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Miami Marlins vs Pittsburgh Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Pittsburgh (62-58) will face the 64-59 Marlins in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Miami injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 11-ranked Pittsburgh Pirates and the No. 21-rated Miami Marlins in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Pittsburgh Pirates No. 13-rated offense, averaging 4.56 runs per game, against a Miami Marlins defense that ranks No. 7 at 4.16 in runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have averaged 8.81 hits per game so far, less than Miami Marlins batters have averaged on the year (9.41 hits per game).

Defensively, Miami features the No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.47 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 at home, scoring 4.68 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Marlins grabbed a win last time out, defeating Chad Kuhl and the Pirates 3-1 on Saturday at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • Miami is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami's last 8 games
  • Miami is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami's last 8 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Miami home to Kansas City, Tuesday, August 23rd
Pittsburgh home to Houston, Monday, August 22nd

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