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Atlanta Braves vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

The fans at PNC Park will be treated to a game between the Atlanta Braves and the Pittsburgh Pirates when they take their seats on Saturday.

The Braves will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Paul Maholm in this game. Maholm has a 3-0 record and a 0.00 ERA this season.

Maholm's opponent in this one will be James McDonald. The Pirates righthander has a 5.27 ERA to go along with a 1-2 record this season.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 6-0 loser as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at +103 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Atlanta: 13-3 SU
Pittsburgh: 8-8 SU

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Atlanta is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Atlanta is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Pittsburgh's last 16 games at home
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Atlanta, Sunday, April 21