Pittsburgh Pirates (56-92) vs. Miami Marlins (62-86)
September 19, 2021 1:10 pm EDT
The Line: Miami Marlins -156 / Pittsburgh Pirates +115; Over/Under: -6.5
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The Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins meet Sunday in MLB action at LoanDepot Park. The Pirates look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Marlins need a win after losing five of their last eight games.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Pirates have won six straight games when scoring four or more runs. Bryan Reynolds leads the Pirates with 154 hits and 86 RBI while Kevin Newman and Jacob Stallings have combined for 193 hits and 86 RBI. The Pittsburgh Pirates didn’t list a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.
The Miami Marlins have scored 12 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Marlins have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Miguel Rojas leads the Marlins with 123 hits and 44 RBI while Jesus Aguilar and Jazz Chisholm Jr. have combined for 219 hits and 139 RBI. Sandy Alcantara gets the ball, and he is 9-13 with a 3.10 ERA and 185 strikeouts this season. Alcantara is 1-0 with a 3.27 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
The Pirates are 17-35 in their last 52 Sunday games and 12-39 in their last 51 road games. The Marlins are 4-10 in their last 14 Sunday games. The under is 6-2-1 in Pirates last 9 overall. The under is 5-1 in Marlins last 6 home games. The Pirates are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Miami.
The Pirates and the plus money is worth a look given that they’ve piled up wins over the last two weeks. However, Alcantara has been on another planet this month, allowing 13 hits and five runs in his last 23.1 innings, with 27 strikeouts. Alcantara has a 2.21 ERA and .191 allowed batting average at home this season. I’ll back the Marlins at home.