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2021 MLB Handicapping
(18-25) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves (20-24)
Date: Saturday, May 22nd, 2021
Time: 4:10 PM ET
Venue: Truist Park, Atlanta, Georgia
Projected Pitchers: Mitch Keller vs. TBD
MLB Moneyline Odds: Pirates | Braves
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Pirates +1.5 , Braves -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total:
The Pittsburgh Pirates have had some success against this Braves team so far this series, and they will look to build some momentum here, as they once again take on the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park this Saturday.
The Pirates started out the season extremely well winning low scoring baseball and playing strong fundamentals, but lately it has been looking like some of the holes in their roster are getting exposed.
Despite their struggles they were able to pick up an impressive win over this Braves team in the first game of the series by a score of 6-4, as the road team was able to cap off a comeback win in the 10th inning.
Stallings and Reynolds were both able to hit home runs in that last game, and their team will once again need them to come up clutch, as they will need to score plenty to keep up with this high powered Braves offense.
Mitch Keller will head to the mound for the Pirates and that should worry the Pittsburgh faithful just a little bit, as he enters the contest with an ERA over 7 and there are no shortage of left handed hitters in this Braves lineup that can hit him for power.
Most fans expected the Braves to be legit contenders off of the back of what they did last year, but they have just kind of sputtered along this year and have been unable to find any kind of a rhythm so far in 2021.
The Braves are still a fun and flashy team to watch, as they hit for power up and down this order, but it seems like some fundamentals are not their with this team’s batting average being .227 and the bullpen simply not getting it done so far.
We do not yet have a starting pitcher for the Atlanta Braves here, so it will be important to watch the news report here, as it remains to be seen if they will start one of their rotation guys or send out someone from their bullpen.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Pirates are 5-12 in their last 17 road games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Pirates are 6-15 in their last 21 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Pirates are 5-13 in their last 18 vs. National League East.
- Pirates are 12-39 in their last 51 road games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
- Braves are 5-1 in their last 6 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
- Braves are 9-4 in their last 13 vs. National League Central.
- Braves are 47-23 in their last 70 during game 3 of a series.
Free Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Prediction:
The Pirates did start the season strong, but that hot start is firmly in the rear-view mirror at this point, and I simply believe that they are currently over-valued in the market as a whole, so I am going to ride with the Braves more as a fade of the Pirates.
It is also just so tough to see Mitch Keller going out there and mowing down these Braves hitters, as I see the home team hitting him early and often and it would not surprise me if we see the Pirates bullpen by the 3rd inning.
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