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Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates Preview

Pittsburgh PiratesAtlanta Braves
July 26, 7:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Atlanta Braves Odds

53-47TEAM RECORD59-44

Atlanta will look to improve on its 59-44 record when take on Pittsburgh, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Tuesday.

It's a pitching duel between Tommy Hanson for the Braves (11-5 on the year) and Jeff Karstens for Pittsburgh (7-4 so far).

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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 MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 12-rated Pirates taking on the National League's No. 3-rated Braves in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Atlanta's National League No. 8-ranked scoring average of 4.1 runs per game, against a Pirates offense rated No. 13 and scoring 3.8 runs per game in the league. The Braves have averaged 8.1 hits per game to date this season, almost the same as the Pirates hitters have managed (8.1 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 3.9 runs per game on the highway. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Braves on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at +180 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Pirates enjoyed a 3-1 victory at the expense of the Braves on Monday, with James McDonald throwing 5 1/3 innings of 8-hit ball at Turner Field.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

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

A few Pirates at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing Atlanta
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 14 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
Atlanta is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Atlanta, Wednesday, July 27

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