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Pittsburgh vs. Miami Free MLB Pick & Handicapping Lines Preview 8-27-2015

MLB Prediction: Pirates vs Marlins

Major League Baseball betting sees the Pittsburgh Pirates taking on the Miami Marlins on Thursday August 27th at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long so stay tuned for more FREE MLB baseball predictions.

Pittsburgh Pirates (75-49) at Miami Marlins (51-75)
Date: Thursday August 27th
Time: 7:10 PM
Venue: Marlins Park- Miami, Florida
MLB Betting Lines: Pittsburgh Pirates -177, Miami Marlins +167
MLB Betting Total: 7.0
Probable Pitchers:   Pirates Gerrit Cole (14-7 2.49 ERA) vs. Marlins Justin Nicolino (2-1 3.77 ERA)

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The series finale takes place Thursday night inside Marlins Park as the Pirates and Marlins put the wraps on a 4 game set.

Behind a 6 run 2nd inning, Pittsburgh grabbed their second victory of the series and will now have a chance to take 3 of 4 Thursday. Andrew McCutchen led the way with a 3 run homer in that 2nd inning along with an RBI double in the 1st.

The hits tallied his 4th straight multi hit contest and he’s done that in 7 of his last 9.

Pittsburgh ace Gerrit Cole will hope for that same run support on Thursday as he goes for his 15th win of the season.

Countering Cole will be Justin Nicolino, who is making just his 6th major league start in his young career.

First pitch is set for 7:10 PM EST.

Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pirates 76 wins would have them sitting in first in any other division in baseball. However, the Pirates have to battle with the Cardinals who have 80 wins and sit 4 games up on the Pirates for 1st first place.

Currently, the Pirates sit in the first Wild Card spot, 2.5 up on the red hot Cubs.

Pittsburgh’s offense finally broke through after scoring 27 runs over a 7 game span as they dropped a 7 spot in game 3 of the series.

The offense came to life thanks to OF Andrew McCutchen who has been knocking the lights out of the Miami Marlins pitching this season. Over 12 games this season, McCutchen is hitting 20 for 46 with 3 homers and 5 doubles.

Pittsburgh will send out ace Gerrit Cole, who has been a tough luck loser may times here in the 2nd half of the season.

Since the all star break, Cole has gotten 13 runs of support in 7 starts.

Cole defeated the Marlins back on May 27th in a 5-2 decision as he lasted 7 innings allowing 2 solo home runs.

Miami Marlins

The Marlins had high hopes this season as they were expected to be a legit contender in the NL East. However, through many injuries and cold streaks, Miami sits 19.5 off the pace in the division and will try to play spoiler as they complete a 4 game set with Pittsburgh.

Miami has endured offensive woes like the Pirates, but theirs has lasted all season. Miami is averaging just 3.72 runs per game and allowing 4.16. That is one of the most inefficient ratios in baseball.

The Marlins will send out Justin Nicolino in the series finale.

Nicolino is making his 6th career start and has been a lone bright spot in a struggle filled season for Miami.

Nicolino has pitched into the 7th inning in 3 of his last 5 starts.

The rookie pitched 7.2 innings of great ball against the Phillies Saturday, but the bullpen blew his start.

MLB Betting Trends:

  • Pirates are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 4 of a series.
  • Pirates are 18-8 in their last 26 Thursday games..
  • Pirates are 57-27 in their last 84 games on grass.
  • Marlins are 17-35 in their last 52 during game 4 of a series.
  • Marlins are 3-7 in their last 10 games as a home underdog.

4* MLB Betting Prediction: Pirates ML

Gerrit Cole has been the most dependable pitcher for Pittsburgh this season.
MLB Baseball Score Prediction: Pittsburgh 7- Miami 2/strong>

The Pirates give Cole his run support en route to a series win for Pittsburgh.

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