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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Miami Marlins

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Miami Marlins will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Marlins Park.

The Pirates will give the ball to starter Jeff Locke in this one. Lefthander Locke is 9-2 this season with a 2.11 ERA.

The Marlins will counter Locke with Henderson Alvarez. Righthander Alvarez has a 3.28 ERA to go along with a 0-1 record this season.

Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 9-7 result against the Nationals on July 25. Bettors who backed the Nationals at -125 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (16) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Miami was a 5-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Rockies. They won as +150 underdogs, while the total score of 8 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Team records:
Pittsburgh: 60-40 SU
Miami: 38-62 SU

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Miami most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

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

Next up:
Miami home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, July 27