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Moneyline favors Pirates in battle with Marlins

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Aug 7, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Miami Marlins vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

43-68TEAM RECORD68-44

Pittsburgh will look to improve on its 68-44 record when take on Miami, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Wednesday.

The match puts starter Tom Koehler for the Marlins on the hill facing Charlie Morton for the Pirates. Koehler brings a 3-6 mark to the game, while Morton is 3-3 to date on the season.

View Miami vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Marlins were listed as +-186 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Pirates - Marlins odds would favor the Pirates if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Pittsburgh is rated No. 5 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Miami is at No. 9 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has the National League's No. 10-rated offensive output, at 8.3 hits per game. The Marlins average 7.8 hits per game, good for No. 15 on the National League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Miami owns the National League's No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Miami, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at -191 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Miami looks to rebound from a loss to the Pirates, who beat them 4-3 on Tuesday behind a start from Jeff Locke at PNC Park.

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 7-3
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Marlins at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Miami's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Miami's last 20 games
The total has gone UNDER in 19 of Miami's last 25 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing at home against Miami
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Miami
Pittsburgh is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Pittsburgh is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Miami at Pittsburgh, Thursday, August 8

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