Contrarian Crusher MLB 10*

Contrarian Crusher MLB 10*

Miami vs. Pittsburgh, 09/03/2019 19:05 EDT, Score: 5 - 4

Money Line: +163 Miami

Sportsbook: Betonline

Result: Win

Contrarian Crusher - Rickenbach MLB Rotation #953 Tuesday 10* Top Play Miami Marlins Money Line (+) @ Pittsburgh Pirates @ 7:05 ET - This is a contrarian play all the way but I love the situation. I am well aware of the fact that the Marlins currently have a club-record 15-game road losing streak in progress. However, they hold a huge pitching edge in this match-up, the Pirates are over-valued, and I love the big money line comeback return we are being offered here. Miami is off a road sweep but it came at the hands of the Nationals and their tough pitching staff. The Pirates are off a road series sweep where their bats were on fire but they played those games at Coors Field. Also, though Pittsburgh won their 3 most recent home games, this was preceded by an awful 3-15 stretch in home games for the Pirates. Considering the Pirates have Mitch Keller (8.62 ERA and .362 BAA), does this sound like a team that should be a -175 favorite against anybody? I say the answer to that is a definite no. I know I may be viewed as taking risk by playing the Marlins here but I know this team was off yesterday and is fully focused on ending their road losing streak and they have a huge pitching edge. Earlier this season Sandy Alcantara was only pitching well at home but now he also is pitching well on the road too. The young hurler is really starting to put it all together. In the month of August, Alcantara had a 3.03 ERA and held opponents to a .174 BAA. His month included 3 road starts against quality teams like the Mets and Braves plus a road start at hitter-friendly Coors Field. In those 3 outings he allowed only 9 hits in 19 innings! 10* MIAMI

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