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MLB Odds Betting - Miami Marlins Underdogs vs Pirates at Pittsburgh

Miami Marlins


Pittsburgh Pirates
Thursday, August 07, 2014 7:05 PM ET
PNC Park

The visiting Miami Marlins hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to pick up a win at PNC Park against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Pittsburgh sends Edinson Volquez out against Jarred Cosart for the Miami Marlins in this game. Volquez is 8-7 with a 3.91 ERA on the season, while Cosart is 9-8 on the year and has a 4.51 ERA.

Miami Marlins vs Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting Miami Marlins were 128 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under betting.

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Computer Prediction: Miami Marlins vs Pittsburgh Pirates Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.3-3.9 win for the Pirates on Thursday. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Pittsburgh (60-53) will face the 55-58 Marlins in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Miami injuries news.

The Pittsburgh Pirates sit at No. 6 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Miami Marlins sit at No. 24 on the same chart.

How Miami Marlins vs Pittsburgh Pirates Stats Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has baseball's No. 10-rated offensive output, at 8.8 hits per game. The Miami Marlins average 8.65 hits per game, good for No. 17 on the list.

Pittsburgh owns the No. 16 defense, allowing 4.23 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Miami's No. 19-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Miami, they were a 7-3 loser as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at -132 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Miami suffered a 7-3 loss against Pittsburgh on Wednesday, as Tom Koehler wasn't able to lead his team to victory at PNC Park.

Miami Marlins vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds Trends

Miami is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Miami is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Miami is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games at home
Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Miami

Next Betting Matchups

Miami at Cincinnati, Friday, August 8th
Pittsburgh home to San Diego, Friday, August 8th