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Pittsburgh Pirates Host Atlanta Braves in MLB Baseball Betting Action

Atlanta Braves


Pittsburgh Pirates
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 7:05 PM ET
PNC Park

The Pittsburgh Pirates get a visit from the Atlanta Braves in MLB baseball betting action on Wednesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Gerrit Cole will take the mound for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and he'll carry a 7-4 record into the contest. Alex Wood gets the ball for the Atlanta Braves; he's 9-9 so far this season.

Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Atlanta Braves before the first pitch in this match found them as 111-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 7 earlier at TopBet.

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Computer Prediction: Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.1-3.9 result in favor of the Braves. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Pirates sport a record of 64-62 heading into this matchup, while the Atlanta Braves sit at 66-60 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Atlanta injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 9-ranked Pittsburgh Pirates and the No. 28-rated Atlanta Braves in this matchup.

How Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates Stats Matchup

The game also pits Pittsburgh Pirates No. 12-rated offense, averaging 4.2 runs per game, against a Atlanta Braves defense that ranks No. 7 at 3.7 in runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have averaged 8.79 hits per game so far, more than Atlanta Braves batters have averaged on the year (8.4 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Atlanta owns the No. 13-rated road mark, allowing 3.98 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Braves were a 11-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at +153 on the moneyline, while the total score (14) was good news for OVER bettors. Atlanta looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Pirates, a 11-3 final on Tuesday in support of Aaron Harang at PNC Park.

Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds Trends

Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games
Atlanta is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games at home
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta at Cincinnati, Thursday, August 21st
Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, Friday, August 22nd