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Aug 6, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Miami Marlins vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

43-67TEAM RECORD67-44

MLB wagering interest swings to the Pittsburgh vs Miami battle on Tuesday at PNC Park as the Pirates try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The match puts starter Henderson Alvarez for the Marlins on the hill facing Jeff Locke for the Pirates. Alvarez brings a 2-1 mark to the game, while Locke is 9-3 to date on the season.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Pirates as -193 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

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:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Pittsburgh's National League No. 10-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a Marlins offense rated No. 15 and scoring 3.2 runs per game in the league. The Pirates have averaged 8.3 hits per game to date this season, more than the Marlins hitters have managed (7.8 per nine innings).

Miami brings the National League's No. 6-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Pirates' league No. 1-ranked defense.

Last time out for Miami, they were a 2-0 loser as they battled the Indians at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at -125 were rewarded, while the 2 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Scott Kazmir shut down the Marlins in their last game, striking out 7 in a 2-0 shutout over Miami in baseball action at Marlins Park.

Pittsburgh was a 5-1 winner in its last match at home against the Rockies. They won as -191 favorites, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors. Pittsburgh rolled to a 5-1 win against Colorado on Sunday, as A.J. Burnett and the Pirates' bats led the team to victory at PNC Park.

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 1-9
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Colorado are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

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

Next up:
Miami at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, August 7

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