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9-27 (7-10 V) Atlanta Braves vs. Pittsburgh Pirates 19-17 (7-7 H)
Date: Monday, May 16, 2016
Time: 7:05 PM ET,
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Braves RH Williams Perez (1-0, 3.54 ERA) vs. Pirates LH Jonathon Niese (3-2, 5.63)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Pirates -175
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8
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While Atlanta has struggled all year long, the Pirates have joined them here in May.
Pittsburgh will look to change their fortunes as they start a 10 game homestand here with Atlanta.
The Braves dropped another series over the weekend, as they fell in 2 of 3 to the Kansas City Royals.
However, Atlanta does have something to build off of as their starting pitching has really stepped things up. The Braves pitching staff has an ERA of just 2.28 over the past 9 games. In that span, they’ve struck out 38 batters and walked just 13. This is the first real bright spot the Braves have shown all year long, as this team has been horrific offensively.
Trying to continue that solid pitching trend, the Braves will send out RH Williams Perez. Perez was stellar last time out as he allowed just 1 run on 2 hits in 8.0 innings of work. He was recalled from Triple A after Atlanta traded Jhoulys Chacin away.
Perez was injured last year, but showed plenty of good signs as he went 4-0 prior to going down with a foot injury.
The Pirates haven’t enjoyed the start of May by any means.
Pittsburgh has gone just 4-8, but will have a chance to get things back on track with this 10 game homestand. With how competitive the NL Central is, they cannot afford to fall back any further. There is now an 8.0 game gap between them and the first place Cubs.
One Pirate who has enjoyed May has been Andrew McCutchen. He’s hit .300 after finishing off April with just a .226 batting average.
Pittsburgh will send out LH Jonathon Niese, who despite having a winning record, has given up a lot of runs this year. His ERA sits well above 5 and it’s been thanks to the long ball. He’s allowed 10 homeruns this season, but does have some good success against the Braves in his career. He has gone 9-6 in 22 starts against them as his ERA is at a mere 3.08.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 6-1-1 in ATL last 8 overall.
- Under is 6-1-1 in ATL last 8 on grass.
- ATL are 13-41 in their last 54 road games.
- Over is 21-8-1 in PIT last 30 overall.
- Over is 21-8-1 in PIT last 30 on grass.
- Under is 11-5-2 in PIT last 18 Mon. games.
- ATL are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings.
- Under is 34-16-4 in the last 54 meetings.
Free Atlanta Braves vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
The Braves offense has been horrible this season.
This could be a game where they could find success though, as Niese has been a struggle with leaving a lot of pitches up in the zone.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick:OVER the number
Expect a lot of run scoring opportunities here, as this game sees the total fly over.
MLB Free Score Prediction:Pittsburgh 7- Atlanta 6
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