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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Miami Marlins MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

Pittsburgh Pirates


Miami Marlins
Sunday, June 15, 2014 1:10 PM ET
Marlins Park

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Miami and the Pittsburgh on Sunday, with the host Marlins trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

Miami hands the ball to starter Henderson Alvarez in this one and he'll try to improve on his 3-3 mark on the year. Pittsburgh counters with Vance Worley, who will try to quiet the fans and the Marlins bats at the same time.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Miami Marlins Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to pick the Miami Marlins in this matchup found them as -138 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 7.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Miami Marlins Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.5-4.2 win for the Marlins. A 4.5-4.2 result in favor of the Marlins is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Miami Marlins Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Miami Marlins sport a record of 34-33 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 34-34 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Miami vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Miami Marlins at No. 15 and the Pittsburgh Pirates at No. 16 heading into this contest.

How Pittsburgh Pirates vs Miami Marlins Stats Matchup

The game also pits Miami Marlins No. 5-rated offense, averaging 4.54 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense that ranks No. 18 at 4.25 in runs allowed per game. The Miami Marlins have averaged 8.93 hits per game so far, less than Pittsburgh Pirates batters have averaged on the year (8.97 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the No. 20-rated road mark, allowing 4.38 runs per game on the highway. Miami, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates were a 8-6 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Marlins. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -122 on the moneyline, while the total score (14) was good news for OVER bettors. The Pirates grabbed a win last time out, defeating Randy Wolf and the Marlins 8-6 on Saturday at Marlins Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Miami Marlins Betting Odds Trends

Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games on the road
Miami is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games
Miami is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
Miami is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh

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