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Pirates face Miami Marlins: MLB odds preview and stats

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May 14, 7:10 PM | GrassMarlins Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Miami Marlins Odds

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The Miami Marlins battle the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday in MLB betting action at Marlins Park.

For the Marlins, Anibal Sanchez gets the ball, charged with keeping the Pirates hitters off the base paths. He'll face Brad Lincoln, 0-0 on the year.

View Pittsburgh vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Marlins in this one will find them as -180 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 7 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Marlins at No. 10 in the National League and the Pirates at No. 14 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Miami's No. 11 ranked National League offense (3.8 runs per game) against a Pirates defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 in the National League at 3.5 runs allowed per game. The Marlins have been averaging 8 hits per game, more than the Pirates have managed so far this season (7.1 hits on average).

Pittsburgh brings the National League's No. 3-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Marlins' league No. 5-ranked defense.

The Pirates were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -142 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Pirates beat Houston in extra innings, earning a 3-2 victory at PNC Park in MLB wagering action.

Miami was an 8-4 winner in its last match at home against the Mets. They won as -143 favorites, while the total score of 12 made winners of OVER bettors. Miami got the job done in their last match in an 8-4 victory over New York on Sunday at Marlins Park behind starter Carlos Zambrano.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Miami are 3-7
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 2-8
After a win are 7-3

A few Pirates at Marlins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Pittsburgh's last 16 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games at home
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Miami is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Miami, Tuesday, May 15