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2021 MLB Handicapping
(24-30) Miami Marlins vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (20-34)
Date: Thursday, June 3rd, 2021
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Elieser Hernandez (MIA) vs. Tyler Anderson (PIT)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Marlins -105 | Pirates -115
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Marlins -1.5 (+110)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7.5
The Miami Marlins head to Pittsburgh to clash with the Pirates Thursday evening from PNC Park. It’s the 1st game of a 4 game series.
The Marlins will have Elieser Hernandez make his return to action in this one. The Pirates will counter with Tyler Anderson who has hit a bump after a strong start.
Miami is currently 4th in the NL East at 24-30 while Pittsburgh is last in the NL Central at 20-34.
This is the first meeting between these foes since the 2019 season.
Miami has struggled to find their footing this season and stand at 0-4 on their current 9-game road trip which includes back to back losses to the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays.
Jesus Aguilar continues to generate offense, collecting 6 RBI’s in his last 8 games overall. The 30-year old slugger has been the team’s best offensive player, launching nine homers with 38 RBI’s and a .778 OPS.
Miami ranks 27th in the big leagues with 3.74 runs per game. The Miami pitching staff is sporting a 3.44 team ERA, good for 8th in the Majors.
Elieser Hernandez will make his long-awaited return from the IL in this one. Hernandez last pitched back on April 3rd against the Rays and allowed two runs in 2.1 innings where he sustained his biceps injury.
The talented young right-hander had a tremendous 2020 season, compiling a 3.16 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP accompanied by a 1-0 record in 25.2 innings pitched.
The wins have been few and far between for the Pirates as they now possess the 3rd worst record in baseball.
Watch for Adam Frazier who continues to shine, registering another 9 hits along with 5 RBI’s in his last 6 performances. The 29-year old second baseman is very effective in the leadoff spot and is sporting a .335 average and an .877 OPS.
The Pirates are averaging a Major League low of 3.39 runs per game. The pitching staff brings a 4.83 team ERA into this one, putting them 26th overall.
Tyler Anderson will take the mound for game 1 of the 4 game series. The veteran southpaw was having a terrific season but has not been effective in three consecutive starts, and his ERA is now at 4.63 along with a 1.21 WHIP accompanied by a 3-5 record in 56.1 innings of work.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Marlins are 24-30 overall
- Marlins are 12-18 on the road
- Pirates are 20-34 overall
- Pirates are 10-15 at home
- Pirates are 2-8 in their last 10 games overall
Free Miami Marlins vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
The Marlins haven’t been winning a ton of games but are the better team in this matchup. Pittsburgh has dropped 9 out of their last 11 games overall.
It’s been a tough schedule for Miami as three out of their last four series’ have occurred against winning teams but this is a game and series they should win.
Take the Marlins to win game 1 in Pittsburgh.
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