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Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates Preview

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April 27, 7:35 PM | GrassTurner Field

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Atlanta Braves Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Atlanta and Pittsburgh on Friday, with the host Braves trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Tommy Hanson gets the call for the Atlanta Braves and he will try to build on a 2-2 mark. In the other dugout, AJ Burnett brings a 1-0 ledger to the game for the Pirates as he tries to quiet the Braves bats.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Braves as -180 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Braves at No. 2 in the National League and the Pirates at No. 13 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Atlanta and its National League No. 1-rated batting order, averaging 5.3 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 16 lineup of the Pirates at 2.3 runs per outing.

Atlanta owns the National League's No. 8 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's National League No. 3-rated defense.

The Pirates were a 5-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rockies. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +105 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. Pittsburgh looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rockies, a 5-1 final on Wednesday in support of Charlie Morton at PNC Park.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 4-2 winner on the road against the Dodgers. Bettors on Atlanta at +100 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Braves grabbed a win last time out, defeating Ted Lilly and the Dodgers 4-2 on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing Colorado are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Pirates at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Pittsburgh's last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Atlanta is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Atlanta, Saturday, April 28

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