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(20-26) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves (20-23)
Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2016
Time: 7:35 PM ET
Venue: SunTrust Park Cumberland, GA
Projected Pitchers: Trevor Williams vs. Julio Teheren
MLB Moneyline Odds: Braves -135 / Pirates +125
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 9.5 runs
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After winning a couple in a row the Pirates have lost the first 2 games of this series. While they are in last place in the NL Central they are still only 5.5 games out of first place.
The Braves have won 2 in a row and 4 of their last 5 games. However, while they are in 2nd place in the NL East they are still 3 games under .500 and 6.5 games back of the Washington Nationals.
In yesterday’s game the Braves beat the Pirates 6-5 after a 3-hour rain delay where there were only 200 fans left to see the ending.
This season the Pirates only rank 27th in the Majors in runs scored and 13th in team ERA.
In the marathon loss to the Braves yesterday the Pirates scored 2 runs in the top of the 9th to take the lead, but then they gave 2 in the bottom of the 9th to take the loss.
The Pirates have lost their last 4 games facing the Braves in Atlanta.
Trevor Williams (2-3 6.04 ERA) goes tonight and he went 5 innings in his last start giving up 3 earned runs in a 7-2 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. He faced Atlanta out of the bullpen in his first appearance of the season going 2 innings and not giving up any runs in a 6-5 Pittsburgh win.
This is Williams’ 4th start of the season and after getting torched in his first one he gave up 4 earned runs in 10 innings in his next 2 starts.
The Pirates have only won 2 of their last 8 games facing a team with a losing record.
This season the Pirates are 8-17 on the road.
This season the Braves rank 19th in the Majors in runs scored and 23rd in team ERA.
In their win over the Pirates yesterday Matt Adams had the game winning walk-off single in the 9th inning.
Adams has 5 hits, 4 RBI, and 2 HR in the 3 games since coming to Atlanta from the Cardinals where he has taken over for the injured Freddie Freeman.
Julio Teheran (3.4 5.47 ERA) was absolutely shelled in his last outing giving up 9 runs on only 3 innings in a 9-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. The Braves have lost three of his last 4 starts where he has gone 20 innings and has given up 19 earned runs.
Teheran has been solid on the road this season, but terrible at home going 1-4 with an ERA of 10.24.
Atlanta has won 5 of their last 7 games facing the Pirates when Teheran has gotten the starting nod.
The Braves have lost 18 Teheran’s last 23 home starts.
This season the Braves are 10-10 at home.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Pirates are 2-6 in their last 8 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Pirates are 1-6 in their last 7 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Pirates are 0-4 in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Braves are 4-1 in their last 5 overall.
- Braves are 8-2 in their last 10 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Braves are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. a team with a losing record.
Free Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Prediction:
In the last 5 games between these teams the total has gone Under 4 times and that is one trend that will continue in this game.
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While Teheran has been lit up this season at home something tells he will turn things around tonight. He will not totally shut down the Pirates, but will not get lit up and his lineup will back him with some run support.
The Braves will win this game and go for the series sweep tomorrow.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Atlanta 6 – Pittsburgh 4
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