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Marlins Offering Little Challenge to Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates have faced little difficulty when taking on the Miami Marlins with the Bucs winning nine of the past 10 when the teams clash. The Pirates rolled over the Marlins in the first game of the series Monday with a 10-0 victory.

Shark Bites
  • The UNDER is 6-2 in the past eight matchups between the Pirates and Marlins.
  • Jose Fernandez is 21-1 with a 1.64 ERA in his career at Marlins Park.
  • The OVER is 6-2 in the Pirates’ past eight games when Gerrit Cole starts.

The Marlins will hope that ace Jose Fernandez can end their losing ways against the Pirates when he takes to the bump Tuesday. Fernandez has been automatic in his recent starts with the righty going 6-0 with a 1.89 ERA and 58 strikeouts in his past six starts.

The Pirates will counter with their own streaking pitcher, as Gerrit Cole gets the start. Cole is 3-0 with a 1.04 ERA in his past four starts. Those four starts have seen Cole surrender just three earned runs while posting a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 19-to-6.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Pittsburgh Pirates listed as underdogs of 118 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 6.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Pirates to win this game 5.1-3.9. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Miami Marlins sport a record of 26-25 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 29-21 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Miami vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 21-ranked Miami Marlins and the No. 6-rated Pittsburgh Pirates in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Miami Marlins No. 24-ranked scoring average of 3.96 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates offense rated No. 4 and scoring 5.14 runs per game. The Marlins have averaged 9.33 hits per game to date this season, less than the Pirates hitters have managed (10.04 per nine innings).

Miami owns the No. 14 defense, allowing 3.96 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's No. 17-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh enjoyed a laugher in their last game on Monday, running up a 10-0 score against the Marlins.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of Pittsburgh's last 23 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Miami
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games
  • Miami is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Miami is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Miami, Wednesday, June 1st