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Marlins at Pirates - 5/25/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Miami Marlins (17-27) at Pittsburgh Pirates (20-22)

MLB Baseball: Monday, May 25, 2015 at 7:05 pm (PNC Park)

D Phelps (2-1) (3.21) vs. C Morton (0-0) (0.00)

The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -136 / Miami Marlins +126 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSN-FL, ROOT-PIT

The Miami Marlins and Pittsburgh Pirates begin a three-game series Monday night.

The Miami Marlins need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Marlins have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in three of their last six games. The Marlins have won four of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Dee Gordon leads Miami with 68 hits and 14 RBI while Giancarlo Stanton and Adeiny Hechavarria have combined for 60 RBI. The Miami Marlins have lost five of their last eight road games. David Phelps gets the nod, and he’s 2-1 with a 3.21 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. This will be Phelps’ second career game against the Pirates.

Marlins at Pirates - 5/25/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Pittsburgh Pirates look for a win after winning four of their last six games. The Pirates have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last six games. The Pirates have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Starling Marte leads Pittsburgh with 44 hits and 30 RBI while Andrew McCutchen and Pedro Alvarez have combined for 47 RBI. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won five of their last seven home games. Charlie Morton takes the hill, and he was 6-12 with a 3.72 ERA and 126 strikeouts last season. Morton is 5-3 with a 4.03 ERA and 50 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.

The Marlins are 3-11 in their last 14 games vs. a right-handed starter and 0-4 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series. The Pirates are 9-3 in their last 12 vs. National League East and 1-5 in Mortons last 6 starts. The Marlins are 1-8 in the last 9 meetings in Pittsburgh and 2-7 in the last 9 meetings overall.

Are the Marlins finally getting back on track after winning two straight against the Orioles? Who knows? I do know both teams have been inconsistent. I'm taking the team giving the plus money.

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Miami Marlins +126

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