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Baseball Matchup - Pittsburgh Pirates Miami Marlins Odds Preview

Miami MarlinsPittsburgh Pirates
July 21, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Miami Marlins vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

44-49TEAM RECORD52-40

Miami pays a visit to Pittsburgh on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Pirates bats in baseball action at PNC Park.

The Pirates will rely on AJ Burnett to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Carlos Zambrano will be his counterpart for the Marlins. AJ Burnett is 10-3 this season, and Carlos Zambrano is 5-7.

View Miami vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Pirates as -137 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.

Power Rankings:
The Pirates sit at No. 13 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Marlins sit at a National League No. 15 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 10-rated National League offense, averaging 4.2 runs per game, against a Marlins defense that ranks No. 13 in the National League at 4.5 in runs allowed per game. The Pirates have averaged 8.2 hits per game so far, more than Marlins batters have averaged on the year (8.1 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Miami owns the National League's No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Miami was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Pirates. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Miami suffered a 4-3 loss against Pittsburgh on Friday, as Ricky Nolasco wasn't able to lead his team to victory at PNC Park.

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 10-0
After a loss are 4-6

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Miami are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

A few Marlins at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Miami's last 8 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Miami is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Miami is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Miami

Next up:
Miami at Pittsburgh, Sunday, July 22

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