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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Atlanta Braves Betting Odds Analysis, Lines and Pick

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

The match puts starter Mike Foltynewicz for the Atlanta Braves on the hill facing Jeff Locke for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Foltynewicz brings a 1-1 mark to the game, while Locke is 1-3 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Atlanta Braves listed as underdogs of 180 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.4-5.0 victory for the Pirates. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Pirates bring a 21-18 record to the battle against the 10-29 Braves. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Atlanta injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pittsburgh Pirates rated this week at No. 22 and the Atlanta Braves sitting at No. 29.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Pittsburgh Pirates No. 5-ranked scoring average of 4.92 runs per game, against a Atlanta Braves offense rated No. 30 and scoring 3.23 runs per game. The Pirates have averaged 9.85 hits per game to date this season, more than the Braves hitters have managed (8.03 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Atlanta owns the No. 22-rated road mark, allowing 4.6 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Braves enjoyed a 3-1 victory at the expense of the Pirates on Wednesday, with J Teheran throwing 7.2 innings of 5-hit ball at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • Atlanta is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games
  • Atlanta is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Atlanta

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta at Philadelphia, Friday, May 20th
Pittsburgh home to Colorado, Friday, May 20th