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(28-21) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Miami Marlins (26-24)
Date: Tuesday May 31, 2016
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Marlins Park, Miami, FL
Projected Pitchers: Gerrit Cole vs Jose Fernandez
MLB Moneyline Odds: Miami -124
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 7
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Two quality National League teams resume their series in Miami as the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the surprising Miami Marlins in a Tuesday night tilt.
This game also features one of the most quality pitching matchups of the year as Gerrit Cole faces off against Jose Fernandez.
The Pirates were on a tear heading into their series with the Texas Rangers, but their high-powered offense led by Andrew McCutchen and company was stymied by Yu Darvish and Martin Perez during the final two games of the series.
Now, the Pirates find themselves even further behind the mighty Chicago Cubs for the NL Central lead, and they’ll need to be in prime form against one of the best pitchers in baseball.
The Bucs will send ace Gerrit Cole to the mound as he looks to continue his recent stretch of dominance. Cole has only allowed three earned runs over his last four starts while carrying a K/BB ratio of more than 3/1.
He comes in 5-3 with a 2.53 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP.
Despite a 1-5 record against the woeful Atlanta Braves, the Miami Marlins have exceeded expectations this season.
The Marlins are in prime contention in the NL East and have found offense through lesser-known players like Marcell Ozuna, Christian Yelich, Martin Prado and Derek Dietrich.
They’ve been without slugger Giancarlo Stanton for the last few games as he’s dealt with middle-body soreness, and they sure could use him back in the lineup.
The Marlins also have the luxury of possessing one of the best pitchers in the majors in Jose Fernandez, who’s been absolutely dominant by winning his last six starts.
He’s allowed just eight earned runs and has struck out an unbelievable 58 batters over that span. In three years as a big-league pitcher, only once has Fernandez lost while pitching at Marlins Park.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Pirates are 7-3 in their last 10 games.
- Pirates are 8-11 in day games.
- Cole has a 1.08 WHIP on the road.
- Marlins are 10-13 at home.
- Marlins are 8-2 when Fernandez starts.
- Fernandez has a 1.15 WHIP at home.
Free Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Miami Marlins MLB Prediction:
This game has under written all over it. Both pitchers come in absolutely dominant while both offenses have cooled off.
I’ll give the edge to the Marlins since they don’t lose at home when Fernandez is pitching, but the price is always pretty steep whenever he’s on the mound.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Under 7
This is a classic under matchup, and I’m confident that both starting pitchers will go long into this game.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Miami 3-2
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