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2021 MLB Handicapping
(17-25) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves (20-23)
Date: Friday, May 21st, 2021
Time: 7:20 PM ET
Venue: Truist Park, Atlanta, Georgia
Projected Pitchers: Tyler Anderson vs. Ian Anderson
MLB Moneyline Odds: Pirates +165 | Braves -185
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Pirates +1.5 , Braves -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
The Pittsburgh Pirates certainly were one of the surprise teams early on this season, but they are now starting to slide a bit and they matchup here with the Braves who will not make things easy for the visitors on Friday.
The Pirates are coming into this game off the back of a 3 game losing streak which included getting swept in a 2 game series against the St. Louis Cardinals which in reality was a very tough spot for them, as the Cardinals are well and truly getting rolling at this point.
By far the biggest problem for this team has been scoring runs, as they rank 29th in the majors with just 145 runs and it is not like they have been leaving a bunch of runners stranded, as they have not been able to get on base effectively either.
The pitching staff has been okay for them, but it just is not good enough at this stage to make up for the lack of offensive production, as they have actually been able to hold opponents to a .239 bating average which is very respectable.
Tyler Anderson will head to the mound here and he has been one of the Pirates best pitchers going 3-3 and holding an ERA of 3.50, but he does get a mighty big task this Friday up against this stacked Braves offense.
Despite having a very solid roster this team has only been able to win 3 of their last 9 contests and are even having some troubles putting this Pirates team away based on the game they played last night not being settled until later on.
The bats have been both a strength and a weakness for this team, as guys like Ronald Acuna and Freddie Freeman have had no problem hitting the long ball, but their are far too many solo shots involved, as they have had a lot of trouble hitting for average coming in here with just a .227 team average.
Ian Anderson will take to the mound for the Braves here entering with a 3-1 record and a respectable 3.20 ERA and he should enter the game with plenty of confidence, as the Pirates are about as good of a matchup as you could get, and he almost pulled off a no hitter last time out.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 6-1 in Pirates last 7 road games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Under is 4-1 in Pirates last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Under is 7-2 in Pirates last 9 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Under is 11-4 in Pirates last 15 games as an underdog.
- Under is 5-1 in Braves last 6 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
- Under is 4-1 in Braves last 5 games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Under is 5-2 in Braves last 7 games as a favorite.
Free Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Prediction:
The Pirates have an awful offense, so I do not see them scoring many runs here especially with the pitcher heading to the mound for the Braves, as he should have no problems running through this Pirates batting lineup. I am also not convinced the Braves are going to score a bunch either, as the guy the Pirates send to the mound is also no joke, so I believe we will see a tight low scoring game here.
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