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(28-21) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Miami Marlins (26-24)
Date: Monday, May 30, 2016
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Marlins Park Miami, Florida
Projected Pitchers: Jeff Locke vs. Justin Nicolino
MLB Moneyline Odds: Pirates -133 / Marlins +123
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Pirates -1.5 +120 / Marlins +1.5 -140
MLB Betting Total: 9
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The Pirates were red-hot winners of 5 straight games, but they have dropped 2 in a row. They sit in 2nd place in the NL Central 6.5 games back of the Chicago Cubs.
The Marlins won their last game, which snapped their 2 game skid, and they are in 4th place in the NL East 3.5 games back of the Washington Nationals.
The Pirates have had the Marlins number in the last few seasons winning 17 of their last 22 games facing them including winning 5 of 7 against them in Miami.
In their last games the Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 7-3 and the Pirates lost to the Texas Rangers 6-2.
Pittsburgh is led by their offense, which ranks 4th in runs scored and they rank 17th in team ERA. In losing 2 in a row the Pirates have only totaled 4 runs.
Jeff Locke (3-3 5.08 ERA) gets the call for the Pirates and in his last start he gave up 4 earned runs in 6 innings in a 5-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Pittsburgh has won his last 2 outings.
Locke has been solid in his last 4 starts facing Miami going 3-0 with an ERA of only 2.28.
The Pirates have lost 4 of their last 5 road games when Locke is on the mound.
The Pirates are also only 1-7 in Locke’s last 8 starts facing a team that has a winning record.
The Pirates are 13-12 on the road this season.
The Marlins rank 21st in the Majors in runs scored and 14th in team ERA.
Justin Nicolino (2-2 4.37 ERA) goes for the Marlins tonight and in his last start he went 5 innings and gave up 3 earned runs in a 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Before his last outing Miami had lost his previous 3 starts.
Last season Nicolino faced the Pirates once, his only career start against them, and while he had a solid start only giving up 2 runs in 6 innings the Marlins lost 2-1.
The Marlins have lost 5 of their last 7 home games with Nicolino on the mound.
Miami is 1-7 in their last 8 games facing a team with a winning record with Nicolino getting the start.
This season the Marlins are 10-13 at home.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Pirates are 10-4 in their last 14 overall.
- Pirates are 5-1 in their last 6 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Pirates are 4-1 in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Marlins are 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win.
- Marlins are 7-1 in their last 8 games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Marlins have an Under record of 12-4 in their last 16 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
Free Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Miami Marlins MLB Prediction:
Going with the Marlins in this one, as they have lost 2 in a row and Locke has given up 12 earned runs in his last 3 starts.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: UNDER the Number
In 4 of the last 5 games between these teams in Miami the total has gone Under, which will be the winning bet for this NL match up.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Miami 5 – Pittsburgh 3
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