A couple of last-place teams collide Tuesday in Pittsburgh where the Pirates host the hapless Miami Marlins.
Willie’s MLB season selections document: 100-108-5 (-2.75 units)
Interesting playoff races will be the standard for its baseball schedule this season. For some teams, however, it’s also a time to get looking forward to next year and playing the series out. Such is this week’s show in Pittsburgh between the Pirates and Miami Marlins.
Miami will extend its series of becoming the underdog into games with BetOnline sending outside Pittsburgh as chalk. The Pirates are trotting Mitch Keller (1-3, 8.62) from the bulge from the opener while the Marlins turn to Sandy Alcantara (4-12, 4.22), along with Tuesday’s complete is 9 together with the’under’ costing bettors a bit more.
For Don Mattingly and the Marlins, the goal is to refrain from losing over 11 matches in September to avoid a 100-loss effort. Considering their best month was a 13-14 showing in June and they’re coming off a month of August, that would seem improbable. Miami has dropped 15-straight around the road after being swept in DC.
Alcantara has pitched well for the Marlins to get won his past five starts, however they lost four of them together with Alcantara no-decisioning in the win during the stretch. Tuesday is his first appearance in PNC Park.
Pittsburgh bats came alive last weekend in Colorado, helping the Pirates to a sweep of the Rockies and committing them eight wins from the previous 10 games. Kevin Newman clubbed three homers along with went.
Keller was battered in Philadelphia at a Pittsburgh reduction on a +135 money line week for eight runs in four frames. The rookie was coming off a wonderful outing working and allowing just a run.
Pittsburgh takes aim in its third successive season series victory over the Marlins and will have to consider two of the 3 matches so as to do this objective. The Pirates won two of the three back in June, giving them six wins at the previous seven encounters.
Two of these hopped totals in the 8-81/2 selection, but two of those previous three at PNC Park failed to get to the scoreboard targets.
The weatherman is calling for clear skies and temps at the upper-70s for Tuesday’s original pitch, so a light NW breeze (left to right) as well in the mix. I love the’over’ for the MLB pick as the bullpens let in enough runs to ship it.
Free MLB Choose: Over at BetOnline
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