Pittsburgh Pirates vs Miami Marlins Prediction MLB Picks 3/30/24

Miami Marlins (0-2) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (2-0)

Game Info: Saturday, March 30, 2024 at 4:10 pm (loanDepot park)

Ryan Weathers (0-0) (0.00) vs Jared Jones (0-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: Miami Marlins -123 / Pittsburgh Pirates +105 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Miami Marlins meet Saturday in MLB action from LoanDepot Park. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Miami Marlins prediction.

Pittsburgh Pirates Team Preview

The Pittsburgh Pirates come into this one looking to build on their 2-0 start after a 7-2 win over the Marlins last time out. Oneil Cruz and Bryan Reynolds each have a home run and a team-high two RBIs while Ke’Bryan Hayes has a team-high 4 hits, 2 doubles and 2 RBIs as well. Jared Triolo and Edward Olivares each have 2 RBIs as well while Connor Joe has a pair of hits and a double. Jared Jones gets the start here and will make his major league debut in this game.

Pittsburgh Pirates Team Facts

  • The Pirates have lost each of their last seven day games following a road win.
  • The Pirates have covered the run line in each of their last 10 road games against the Marlins following a win.
  • The Pirates have led after 3 innings in each of their last four games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Pirates' last six day games.
  • The Pirates have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last six day games at LoanDepot Park against National League opponents.

Miami Marlins Team Preview

The Miami Marlins come into this game looking to bounce back from their loss to the Pirates from Friday. Jake Burger leads the Marlins with 5 hits, 4 RBIs and a .625 batting average while Bryan De La Cruz, Tim Anderson and Josh Bell all have 3 hits as well with Bell and Anderson each adding a double. Jazz Chisholm Jr. also had a double as well up to this point in the year. Ryan Weathers will get the start for the Marlins here and was 1-8 with a 6.55 ERA and 43 strikeouts last season.

Miami Marlins Team Facts

  • The Marlins have lost each of their last six games.
  • The Marlins have failed to cover the run line in each of their last six games.
  • The Marlins have led after 7 innings in each of their last five day games against the Pirates at LoanDepot Park.
  • The Marlins have won the first inning in each of their last six Saturday day games against NL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Marlins have led after 3 innings in each of their last five day games against National League opponents that held a winning record.

Pirates vs. Marlins Prediction

I’m on the over in this one. I don’t trust Ryan Weathers as far as I can throw him, and I think the only reason for his role with the Marlins is because of injuries to this rotation with guys like Sandy Alcantara on the shelf for the entire year. On the flipside, Jared Jones is making his debut against a Marlins lineup that hasn't hit well in the first two games of the season but feels due, and Jones himself had shaky numbers in A and high-A ball early on in his minor league career and was questionable in AAA as well this season. I think we have runs coming in this one. Give me the over.

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

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