Braves and Santana start set vs. Pirates
Ervin Santana has pitched the Atlanta Braves to victories in five of his last six starts as they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates in baseball odds action on Monday night.
Santana is 12-6 with a 3.66 ERA on the season, and in his most recent outing he held the Dodgers to two runs on eight hits over six innings of work in a victory.
Vance Worley will get the ball for the Pirates on Monday night; Worley sits at 5-2 with a 2.51 ERA for Pittsburgh on the season.
Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Odds and Betting Line
Baseball betting odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Pittsburgh Pirates as -106 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 7 at shops such as BetOnline.
Computer Prediction: Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates Pick
Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.2-4 win for the Pirates on Monday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
64-60 Pittsburgh battles the Braves, currently with a 64-60 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Atlanta injuries news.
According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 9-ranked Pittsburgh Pirates and the No. 28-rated Atlanta Braves in this matchup.
How Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates Stats Matchup
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has baseball's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 8.79 hits per game. The Atlanta Braves average 8.31 hits per game, good for No. 24 on the list.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Pittsburgh has the No. 16-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Braves own the No. 8 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Atlanta was a 4-3 winner in its last match at home against the Athletics. They won as +135 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of PUSH bettors. The Braves grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jon Lester and the Athletics 4-3 on Sunday at Turner Field.
Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 6-5 result against the Nationals on August 17. Bettors who backed the Nationals at -150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Pittsburgh lost a tight one on Sunday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 6-5 score against Washington at Nationals Park.
Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds Trends
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games
Atlanta is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Atlanta's last 24 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Pittsburgh's last 18 games
Pittsburgh is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Pittsburgh's last 24 games when playing Atlanta
Next Betting Matchups
Atlanta at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, August 19th