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MLB BASEBALL

Miami Marlins vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates will be trying to extend a winning streak on Wednesday when they take on the Miami Marlins at PNC Park.

Tom Koehler will be the starting pitcher for the Marlins on this day. Righthander Koehler is 3-6 this season with a 4.52 ERA.

Starting this game for the Pirates will be Charlie Morton. The righthander has a 4.07 ERA to go along with a 3-3 record this season.

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.

Current streak:
Miami has lost 3 straight games.
Pittsburgh has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Miami: 43-68 SU
Pittsburgh: 68-44 SU

Miami most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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:
Pittsburgh home to Miami, Thursday, August 8