Pirates vs. Marlins Prediction
Can the Pittsburgh Pirates avoid a loss on the road to the struggling Miami Marlins when the two meet up this evening at 7:10PM ET?
905 Pittsburgh Pirates vs. 906 Atlanta Braves
Friday, June 14, 2019
7:10PM ET – Marlins Park
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Marlins are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -115 to win. The Pirates are listed with a money line of -105 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 61 percent going on the Pirates on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Pirates on seven-game slide
The Pittsburgh Pirates have lost seven straight games following a 6-5 loss at Atlanta on Thursday night. The Pirates are 30-38 on the season, 17-20 on the road and 41-26 with the over. Pittsburgh has Steven Brault on the mound today. He is 2-1 on the season with a 5.05 ERA.
The Pirates have struggled on the mound this season, posting a 5.23 team ERA with a 1.45 team WHIP. At the plate, Pittsburgh is averaging 4.35 runs per game while hitting .257 as a team. Josh Bell has been leading the team this season with 25 doubles, 19 home runs and 61 RBI. Starling Marte has added 13 doubles with 10 home runs and 33 RBI.
Marlins end losing streak
Miami had its six-game losing streak come to an end on Wednesday with a 9-0 win at home against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Marlins are now 24-42 on the season, 12-19 on the road and 33-30 with the under. Miami will have Trevor Richards take the mound today. He is 3-6 on the season with a 3.31 ERA.
The Marlins have the league’s worst offense so far, posting just 3.52 runs per game with a .236 average. They rank last in the majors with just 50 home runs on the year. On the mound, Miami has a 4.29 team ERA with a 1.32 team WHIP. Brian Anderson is leading the team with 12 doubles, seven home runs and 28 RBI. Jorge Alfaro is adding five doubles, nine home runs and 26 RBI.
MLB Betting Trends
The Pirates have lost seven straight road games and four straight series openers.
The Marlins have won 10 of their last 13 following a win, but are just 7-19 in their last 26 Friday games.
The Pirates are hoping to snap out of their losing skid, but I think it may be tough today. Richards has been pitching quite well for Miami over the last few weeks, giving up just three runs over his last 24.2 innings of work. Brault hasn’t been too bad himself, allowing only eight runs over his last five appearances, but his outings have been pretty short and I just think Pittsburgh is in too big of a funk to overcome on the road against some good pitching.
MLB Prediction: Miami Marlins -115