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MLB BASEBALL

Atlanta Braves vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

The Atlanta Braves and the Pittsburgh Pirates will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at PNC Park.

The Braves will give the ball to starter Julio Teheran in this one. Righthander Teheran is 0-0 this season with a 7.36 ERA.

The Pirates will counter Teheran with Jeff Locke. Lefthander Locke has a 4.09 ERA to go along with a 1-1 record this season.

The Braves were a 1-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at +157 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors.

The Pirates were a 5-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +101 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Team records:
Atlanta: 12-2 SU
Pittsburgh: 7-7 SU

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 2-5
After a loss are 7-3

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Atlanta is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Atlanta, Friday, April 19