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The Atlanta Braves will be trying to extend a winning streak on Monday when they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at Turner Field.
Righthander AJ Burnett will take the mound for the Pirates to start this game. Burnett is 3-5 this season with a 2.72 ERA.
Burnett's opponent in this one will be Kris Medlen. The Braves righthander has a 3.48 ERA to go along with a 1-6 record this season.
Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Reds at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at +104 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Atlanta won its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Nationals on June 2. Bettors who backed the Braves at -190 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Atlanta has won 2 straight games.
Pittsburgh: 35-22 SU
Atlanta: 34-22 SU
Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing Atlanta
Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Atlanta
Pittsburgh is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
Atlanta is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
Atlanta is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Atlanta home to Pittsburgh, Tuesday, June 4