Ricky Nolasco faces Charlie Morton in MLB odds action

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April 20, 7:10 PM | GrassSun Life Stadium

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Florida Marlins Odds

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The Florida Marlins look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Pirates arrive at Sun Life Stadium on Wednesday.

The Marlins will rely on Ricky Nolasco to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Charlie Morton will be his counterpart for the Pirates. Ricky Nolasco is 1-0 this season, and Charlie Morton is 2-0.

View Pittsburgh vs Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Marlins in this one will find them as -152 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8 at its open earlier today.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida's No. 12 ranked National League offense (4 runs per game) against a Pirates defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 10 in the National League at 4.6 runs allowed per game. The Marlins have been averaging 9 hits per game, more than the Pirates have managed so far this season (8 hits on average).

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the National League's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the National League at home, scoring 4.4 runs per game.

The Pirates were a 6-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Marlins. That made winners of bettors who got Florida at -195 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. Josh Johnson shut down the Pirates in their last game, striking out 9 in a 6-0 shutout over Pittsburgh in baseball action at Sun Life Stadium.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 3-7
After playing Florida are 1-9
After a loss are 6-4

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Pirates at Marlins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games when playing Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing on the road against Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 14 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Pittsburgh's last 20 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Florida's last 11 games when playing Pittsburgh
Florida is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Florida's last 7 games
Florida is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Florida, Thursday, April 21

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