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MLB BASEBALL

Miami Marlins vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

The Miami Marlins and the Pittsburgh Pirates will both be gunning for a victory on Tuesday when they meet at PNC Park.

The Marlins will trot Henderson Alvarez out to the mound in this one. Righthander Alvarez has a 2-1 record and a 2.61 ERA this season.

Meanwhile, it'll be Jeff Locke who starts for the Pirates. Lefthander Locke is 9-3 with a 2.36 ERA so far this season.

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.

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.

Current streak:
Miami has lost 2 straight games.
Pittsburgh has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Miami: 43-67 SU
Pittsburgh: 67-44 SU

Miami most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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:
Pittsburgh home to Miami, Wednesday, August 7