Free MLB Picks Today: Miami Marlins vs Pittsburgh Pirates 6/24/23

Free MLB Picks Today: Miami Marlins vs Pittsburgh Pirates 6/24/23
Sat 24th June 2023

The Miami Marlins (43-34) host the Pittsburgh Pirates (35-40) at loanDepot Park on Saturday. The Pirates evened up the series 1-1 after winning 3-1 on Friday.

Starter Luis Ortiz went eight innings to get the win, giving up one run on seven hits, and David Bednar earned his 15th save with a scoreless ninth.

Tucupita Marcano was 1 for 1 with one RBI in the win. Josh Palacios added one run on one hit. Luis Arraez went 3 for 4 with one run for the Marlins.


Osvaldo Bido (0-1, 3.60 ERA) is set to start for Pittsburgh. The right-hander allowed three runs over six innings in his last start, an 8-0 a home defeat against the Cubs on Monday.

He was charged with the loss, giving up five hits while striking out seven and walking two. Righty Bryan Hoeing (1-1, 2.70 ERA) is on the mound for Miami.

It’s his first appearance of the season against the Pirates. In his last start on Monday, Hoeing took a no-decision at home against the Blue Jays. He threw four scoreless innings and gave up three hits, striking out five, in the 11-0 victory.


Over the last five games, Pittsburgh has averaged only 2.0 runs a game, down from their season average of 4.1, while performing worse across the board (.153/.222/.229).

Against righties like Hoeing this season, the Bucs have a .693 OPS. Jack Suwinski is the team’s most productive hitter against right-handers with a .939 OPS in 148 at-bats.

Miami is averaging 4.2 runs per game in the last five, up slightly from 4.0 for the season. The Fish have a .697 OPS against right-handers in 2023. With a .971 OPS over 212 at-bats, Arraez has been their best hitter against right-handers.


Pittsburgh is 17-21 in away games in 2023, scoring 4.4 runs per game while allowing 4.3 runs. Miami has gone 23-16 at loanDepot Park this season, averaging 3.9 runs per game while surrendering 4.1. Pittsburgh is 6-4 in the last 10 games at loanDepot Park between the teams with an average scoreline of 3.9-3.2.


The Pirates are fourth in the NL Central, five games behind the division-leading Reds. The Marlins are second in the NL East, six games behind the Braves.

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Miami Marlins (-165)

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