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2021 MLB Handicapping
(41-42) Atlanta Braves vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (30-53)
Date: Tuesday, July 5th, 2021
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA
Projected Pitchers: Ian Anderson (ATL) vs. Chad Kuhl (PIT)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Braves -152 Pirates +115
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Braves – 1.5, Pirates +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
The Braves will be in Pittsburgh to take on the Pirates for game 2 Tuesday at 7:05 ET. Game 1 is Monday at 7:05 ET.
These teams met earlier and the Braves won 3 out of 4.
Ian Anderson gets the start for the Braves and Chad Kuhl will go for the Pirates.
The Braves are certainly not living up to expectations, but they have been playing better baseball as of late. They have won 4 of their last 5 games.
At 41-42, Atlanta sits at 2nd in the National League East. The Mets lead them by 3.5 games.
Over the weekend, the Braves took 2 out of 3 against the Marlins. Atlanta came back and won 8-7 on Sunday. The Braves scored 11 runs in that series and allowed 10.
Charlie Morton went 5.1 innings and allowed 4 earned runs on Sunday.
Ian Anderson has been good this year. His last start was against the Mets on Thursday where he went toe to toe against Jacob deGrom. The righty tossed 7 innings and gave up 2 earned runs. The Braves won this game 4-3.
Pitching has not been great for this team, but it has been better lately. They have a 4.21 ERA which is 17th best in baseball.
Their offense has been very impressive. They are scoring 4.70 runs per game which is 10th best in baseball.
They are lead by Ronald Acuna Jr., Freddie Freeman, and Ozzie Albies.
This club has hit 116 home runs which is 4th best in baseball.
The Pirates have had a very disappointing season so far and they remain one of the worst teams in baseball. They have lost 6 of their last 7 games.
Their record is 30-53 and they are last in the National League Central. The Brewers are 20 games ahead of them.
Pittsburgh lost 3 out of 4 against the Brewers this weekend. They did get the win on Sunday by a score of 2-0. They got outscored 25-8 in that series.
Tyler Anderson pitched very well on Sunday. He went 7 innings and did not allow an earned run.
Chad Kuhl has not been great this year. He is 2-5 with a 5.16 ERA. His last start was against the Rockies on Wednesday where he went 4.1 innings and gave up 3 earned runs. The Rockies won this game 6-2.
Pitching has really hurt this team so far. They have a 4.76 ERA which is 25th best in baseball.
The offense has also really struggled. They are scoring 3.43 runs per game which is last in baseball.
The Pirates have hit 63 home runs which is also last in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Braves are 4-1 in their last 5 games overall.
- Braves are 4-1 in their last 5 games on grass.
- Braves are 4-1 in their last 5 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Braves are 8-3 in their last 11 games vs. the National League Central.
- Pirates are 24-50 in their last 74 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Pirates are 17-36 in their last 53 during game 2 of a series.
- Pirates are 18-42 in their last 60 games overall.
- Pirates are 8-20 in their last 28 games vs. the National League East.
Atlanta Braves vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
The Braves need to keep playing well if they want to gain ground in their division. I look for them to play well in this one.
Atlanta is the better team, but they have to play like it. They have a habit of playing down to their competition. If they play up to their standard, they should be able to knock off the Pirates.
Ian Anderson is the better pitcher and I look for him to toss a good game in this one. I look for Atlanta to hit around Kuhl well.
I will take the Braves on the run line in this one.
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