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Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Preview

Pittsburgh PiratesAtlanta Braves
April 29, 1:35 PM | GrassTurner Field

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Atlanta Braves Odds

9-11TEAM RECORD13-8

The visiting Pirates hope for a solid performance on Sunday as they look to steal a win at Turner Field against the Atlanta Braves.

For the Braves, Tim Hudson gets the ball, charged with keeping the Pirates hitters off the base paths. He'll face Kevin Correia, 1-0 on the year.

View Pittsburgh vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Atlanta sat as -160 favorites. The total was set at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The Braves sit at No. 2 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pirates sit at a National League No. 13 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 2-rated National League offense, averaging 5.2 runs per game, against a Pirates defense that ranks No. 3 in the National League at 3 in runs allowed per game. The Braves have averaged 8.9 hits per game so far, more than Pirates batters have averaged on the year (7.2 hits per game).

Pittsburgh brings the National League's No. 3-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Braves' league No. 7-ranked defense.

Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Braves on April 28. Bettors who backed the Pirates at +128 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Pittsburgh rolled to a 4-2 win against Atlanta on Saturday, as Erik Bedard and the Pirates' bats led the team to victory at Turner Field.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 1-9
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Pirates at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Pittsburgh's last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Atlanta is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
Atlanta is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Atlanta, Monday, April 30

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