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Oct 2, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

93-67TEAM RECORD78-82

The Pittsburgh Pirates look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Braves arrive at PNC Park on Tuesday.

The Pirates will turn to Kevin Correia and his 11-11 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Braves send Tommy Hanson (13-9) to the hill.

View Atlanta vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pirates rated this week at No. 13 and the Braves sitting at No. 7.

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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.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at +125 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Braves were saddled with a loss last time out in Paul Maholm's start, as they lost 2-1 against Pittsburgh on Monday at PNC Park.

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

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

A few Braves at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Atlanta's last 9 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Atlanta is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Atlanta's last 23 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Pittsburgh's last 23 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, October 3

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