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Miami Marlins vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds Preview and Pick

PNC Park hosts an MLB battle between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the visiting Miami Marlins on Saturday.

David Phelps gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Miami Marlins on Saturday; he's 6-3 on the season. The Pittsburgh Pirates, meanwhile, will counter with Chad Kuhl, who will be looking to improve on his 3-0 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Pittsburgh Pirates in this matchup found them as -133 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 8 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.7 - 5.3 win for the Pirates on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Miami Marlins vs Pittsburgh Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Pirates sport a record of 62-57 heading into this matchup, while the Miami Marlins sit at 63-59 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Miami injuries news.

The Pittsburgh Pirates vs Miami Marlins odds would favor the Pirates if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Pittsburgh is rated No. 11 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Miami is at No. 21.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Pittsburgh Pirates and its No. 12-rated batting order, averaging 4.59 runs per nine innings, against the No. 21 line up of the Miami Marlins at 4.28 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Miami owns the No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 4.52 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Miami got the job done in their last match in a 6-5 victory over Pittsburgh on Friday at PNC Park behind starter T Koehler.

Betting Trends
  • Miami is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Miami is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami's last 7 games
  • Miami is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games when playing Miami

Next Betting Matchups

Miami at Pittsburgh, Sunday, August 21st