Pittsburgh Pirates vs Miami Marlins Prediction MLB Picks 3/29/24

Miami Marlins (0-1) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (1-0)

Game Info: Friday, March 29, 2024 at 7:10 pm (loanDepot park)

A.J. Puk (0-0) (0.00) vs Martin Perez (0-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: Miami Marlins -130 / Pittsburgh Pirates +110 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Pittsburgh Pirates vs Miami Marlins betting prediction for this MLB game on Friday, March 29th at loanDepot park in Miami, Florida. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The Pirates recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Marlins recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Pittsburgh
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Miami
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Pittsburgh and Miami
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Pittsburgh and Miami

Pirates Preview

The Pittsburgh Pirates are 1-0 this year after they defeated Miami by a score of 6-5 in 12 innings on Thursday. Pittsburgh trailed 5-2 in the fifth inning, but they were able to force extra innings and get the win. The Pirates got home runs from Reynolds, Olivares, and Cruz, while also getting an RBI from McCutchen and the game winning RBI single from Triolo in the 12th. Pittsburgh recorded nine hits and they drew eight walks in the win. Mitch Keller started for Pittsburgh in their first game, going 5.2 innings and allowing four earned runs on seven hits. The projected starting pitcher for Pittsburgh in this game is Martin Perez, who was 10-4 with a 4.45 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP over 141.2 innings for the Rangers last season. The Pirates will take on the Nationals, Orioles, Tigers, and Phillies after this series.

Marlins Preview

The Miami Marlins are 0-1 this season after they lost to Pittsburgh in extra innings in their first game. Miami scored five early runs and they led 5-2 in the fifth inning, but the wheels fell off after that. The Marlins had chances to win the game in the 10th and 11th inning, but couldn’t convert with the runner on second. Miami got an RBI groundout from Sanchez, a RBI double from Anderson, a RBI single from Burger, and a RBI sac fly from Burger in the game. The Marlins recorded eight hits and drew four walks in the loss. Miami got a very solid start from Luzardo, who went five innings and allowed two earned runs, but Nardi and Sanchez allowed runs late. The projected starting pitcher for Miami is A.J. Puk, who went 7-5 with a 3.97 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP over 56.2 innings pitched last year. The Marlins will play against the Angels and Cardinals after this series.

Miami Marlins Player Prop Facts

  • Tim Anderson has recorded at least one Double in each of his last four appearances with his team as a favorite against the Pirates.
  • Bryan De La Cruz has recorded at least one total base in each of the Marlins' last nine games as favorites against the Pirates.
  • Jazz Chisholm has hit a home run in four of his last seven appearances with the Marlins as favorites against NL Central opponents.
  • Jazz Chisholm has scored at least one run in seven of his last eight appearances with the Marlins as home favorites against NL Central opponents.
  • Jazz Chisholm has recorded at least one RBI in eight of his last 10 appearances with the Marlins as favorites against NL Central opponents.
  • Josh Bell has recorded at least one hit in each of his last nine appearances against the Pirates after playing the previous day.
  • Josh Bell has recorded at least one Single in each of his last nine appearances against the Pirates after playing the previous day.

Pittsburgh Pirates Player Prop Facts

  • Martin Perez has recorded four or more strikeouts in five of his last six appearances with his team as a road underdog against NL East opponents.
  • Bryan Reynolds has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Pirates' last six night games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Bryan Reynolds has recorded at least one hit in each of the Pirates' last nine road games against NL East opponents.
  • Oneil Cruz has recorded at least one Single in eight of his last nine appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Bryan Reynolds has scored at least one run in each of the Pirates' last six road games against NL East opponents.
  • Connor Joe has recorded a Double in three of the Pirates' last four road games against NL East opponents that held a losing record.
  • Bryan Reynolds has recorded at least one total base in each of the Pirates' last nine road games against NL East opponents.
  • Oneil Cruz has hit a home run in three of his last four appearances against NL East opponents.

Pirates vs Marlins Betting Prediction

Pittsburgh was able to pick up the win in a crazy game on Thursday and they will look to make it two in a row here. The Pirates got off to a slow start in Game 1, but they jumped the Marlins bullpen and picked up the win in 12 innings. Pittsburgh will turn to Martin Perez in this game, who was solid for Texas last season. Miami will try to bounce back after a disappointing Opening Day, which isn’t going to be easy after losing a 5-2 lead and having multiple chances to win the game in extras. A.J. Puk is typically a reliever, so I don’t expect him to go deep into this game at all. I think Pittsburgh has the pitching advantage in this one and I like the Pirates to pick up the win. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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