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MLB BASEBALL

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 pin their hopes on the pitching of left hander Jeff Locke in this game. Locke has a 0-1 record and a 5.11 ERA this season.

Locke's opponent in this one will be Nathan Eovaldi. The Marlins right hander has a 3.27 ERA to go along with a 4-2 record this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Marlins as -132-moneyline favorites versus the Pirates, while the game's total opened at 8

The Marlins were a 6-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -248 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors.

The Pirates were a 4-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -124 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Pittsburgh:
Team record: 32-34
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 15 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Pittsburgh's last 25 games when playing Miami

Miami:
Team record: 34-31
Miami is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 7 games
Miami is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games at home
Miami is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Miami Saturday, June 14