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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Miami Marlins Betting Preview

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July 20, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Miami Marlins vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

44-48TEAM RECORD51-40

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Pittsburgh and Miami on Friday, with the host Pirates trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The match puts starter Ricky Nolasco for the Marlins on the hill facing Kevin Correia for the Pirates. Nolasco brings a 8-7 mark to the game, while Correia is 6-6 to date on the season.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Miami before the first pitch in this match will find them as +-120-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Pirates, most recently No. 13 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Marlins, who rate a National League No. 15 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 10 ranked National League offense (4.2 runs per game) against a Marlins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 in the National League at 4.5 runs allowed per game. The Pirates have been averaging 8.2 hits per game, more than the Marlins have managed so far this season (8.1 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Pittsburgh has the National League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Marlins own the National League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Miami, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at +110 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Marlins were saddled with a loss last time out in Mark Buehrle's start, as they lost 4-2 against Chicago on Thursday at Wrigley Field.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 9-6 winner as they battled the Rockies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at -120 were rewarded, while the 15 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Pittsburgh looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rockies, a 9-6 final on Wednesday in support of James McDonald at Coors Field.

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

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

A few Marlins at Pirates trends to consider:
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Miami is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Pittsburgh
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 14 of Miami's last 18 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Pittsburgh's last 18 games when playing Miami
Pittsburgh is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games

Next up:
Miami at Pittsburgh, Saturday, July 21

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