Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Miami Marlins - 9/8/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (56-85) at Pittsburgh Pirates (70-71)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 1:05 pm (PNC Park)
W Chen (6-9) (4.64) vs. I Nova (7-9) (4.35)
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -145 / Miami Marlins +135 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Marlins continue their road series at the Pittsburgh Pirates in Saturday MLB.
The Miami Marlins coughed up a late lead in a 5-3 loss at Pittsburgh on Friday. Miami starter Dan Straily allowed two runs over 5.2 frames with Tayron Guerrero surrendering a three run homer in the 7th to get the loss.
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The Marlins logged seven hits and three free passes with Lewis Brinson going 3-4 with a three run jack in the 6th.
Left hander Wei-Yin Chen toes the rubber at Pittsburgh on Saturday. Chen comes off of a 6-3 win versus Toronto with a run given up over eight innings.
The Pittsburgh Pirates rode some late scoring and quality pitching to upend visiting Miami on Friday. Pittsburgh starter Chris Archer was charged with all three runs over six innings with three relievers tossing a scoreless inning each.
The Pirates totaled nine hits and a base on balls with Josh Bell and Jordan Luplow clubbing two run homers while Kevin Kramer went 2-4 with an RBI and run.
Veteran Ivan Nova gets the start against Miami who he faces for the second time in 2018. Nova comes off of a 5-2 loss at St. Louis with four runs scoring over 3.2 frames.
Over is 20-8-1 in Miami last 29 road games and Miami are 10-23 in their last 33 overall and Miami are 10-23 in their last 33 games on grass. Under is 10-1 in Pittsburgh last 11 home games and Pittsburgh are 7-2 in their last 9 Saturday games and under is 19-7 in Pittsburgh last 26 overall.
Although the juice is a little high for me the Pirates have advantages that can’t be overlooked…