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Pittsburgh PiratesAtlanta Braves
April 30, 7:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Atlanta Braves Odds

9-12TEAM RECORD14-8

Baseball bettors look for value at Turner Field on Monday as host Atlanta battles the Pittsburgh Pirates in baseball odds action.

It's a pitching duel between Mike Minor for the Braves (2-1 on the year) and James McDonald for Pittsburgh (0-1 so far).

View Pittsburgh vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Braves as -160 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 2 (Braves) and the No. 13 (Pirates) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 1 ranked National League offense (5.1 runs per game) against a Pirates defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 in the National League at 3 runs allowed per game. The Braves have been averaging 8.8 hits per game, more than the Pirates have managed so far this season (7.2 hits on average).

Atlanta owns the National League's No. 7 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's National League No. 3-rated defense.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Braves on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at -160 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Pittsburgh suffered a 4-3 loss against Atlanta on Sunday, as Kevin Correia wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Turner Field.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Pirates at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Pittsburgh's last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 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 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at St. Louis, Tuesday, May 1
Atlanta home to Philadelphia, Tuesday, May 1

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