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Pittsburgh Pirates host Atlanta Braves in baseball action

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Oct 3, 12:35 PM | GrassPNC Park

Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Atlanta Braves invade PNC Park on Wednesday.

The Pirates will turn to AJ Burnett and his 16-9 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Braves send Ben Sheets (4-4) to the hill.

View Atlanta vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Pirates in this one will find them as -105 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 7.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 13 (Pirates) and the No. 7 (Braves) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Pittsburgh's National League No. 10-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Braves offense rated No. 7 and scoring 4.3 runs per game in the league. The Pirates have averaged 8.1 hits per game to date this season, less than the Braves hitters have managed (8.3 per nine innings).

Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 7 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Atlanta's National League No. 4-rated defense.

Atlanta was a 5-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Pirates. They lost as +123 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Braves endured a 5-1 loss at the hands of the Pirates on Tuesday, with Tommy Hanson throwing 6 innings of 9-hit ball at PNC Park.

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

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Braves at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Atlanta's last 10 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta

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