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2021 MLB Handicapping
(41-43) Atlanta Braves vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (31-53)
Date: Wednesday, July 7th, 2021
Time: 12:35 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Drew Smyly vs. Wil Crowe
MLB Moneyline Odds: Braves -160 | Pirates +140
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Braves -1.5 , Pirates +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
The Atlanta Braves need to start picking up some wins if they want to make the playoffs, and they certainly will be hoping they can pick up this win on Wednesday, as they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates who have been struggling lately.
The Braves dropped the first game of this series by a score of 11-1, so although they are favorites they may not be feeling too good coming into this matchup, as they just need to pick up games against teams like the Pirates if they want to have any chance in the NL East.
This Atlanta team will have a chance to make a run at this division though, they have the offense to get the job done on a consistent basis, and when their pitching gets healthy they will have a chance to make that run.
Drew Smyly will head to the mound for the Braves entering the game with a 6-3 record and a respectable ERA of 4.42 and also comes in here off of the back of an excellent performance against the Marlins where he allowed no runs.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are clearly in a rebuilding stage and luckily for them they have had some of the guys on this roster prove that they are worth keeping around for the seasons to come including rookie Ke’Bryan Hayes who very well could be in for a breakout season during his sophomore campaign.
The Pirates rank towards the very bottom in most batting categories and that really comes down to a lack of depth, as they do have a few guys who have been hitting the ball well like Frazier and Reynolds and they will be key here if the Pirates are to pickup another upset win.
Wil Crowe gets the call to the hill and he has been getting hit regularly giving up 16 hits over his last 3 starts and there is nothing to suggest that pattern is going to change against this Braves batting lineup.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Braves are 17-8 in their last 25 vs. National League Central.
- Pirates are 29-63 in their last 92 games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
- Pirates are 19-42 in their last 61 overall.
- Pirates are 8-19 in their last 27 games as a home underdog.
- Pirates are 17-44 in their last 61 during game 3 of a series.
- Pirates are 15-40 in their last 55 games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Pirates are 14-39 in their last 53 games as an underdog.
Free Atlanta Braves vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
The Atlanta Braves look set to avenge their loss in the first game of this series, as they have the far superior batting lineup and certainly have the advantage on the mound. Atlanta are pretty big favorites here, and I feel confident enough about the Braves here to lay the run and a half, as I can see them blowing out the Pirates here.
The depth in batting is also important to remember here, because it only takes a couple of guys not hitting well for Pittsburgh for the entire batting lineup to cool off very quick.
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