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Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates Preview

Pittsburgh PiratesAtlanta Braves
June 5, 12:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Atlanta Braves Odds

35-24TEAM RECORD36-22

MLB wagering interest swings to the Atlanta vs Pittsburgh battle on Wednesday at Turner Field as the Braves try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

For the Braves, Julio Teheran gets the ball, charged with keeping the Pirates hitters off the base paths. He'll face Wandy Rodriguez, 6-3 on the year.

View Pittsburgh vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors were +-144 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Braves sit at No. 9 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pirates sit at a National League No. 6 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 4-rated National League offense, averaging 4.5 runs per game, against a Pirates defense that ranks No. 2 in the National League at 3.5 in runs allowed per game. The Braves have averaged 8.3 hits per game so far, more than Pirates batters have averaged on the year (7.9 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 6-rated road mark, allowing 4.1 runs per game on the highway. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring at home.

Pittsburgh was a 5-4 loser in its last match on the road against the Braves. They lost as +153 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors. The Pirates got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Atlanta on Tuesday; it was a 5-4 final at Turner Field in MLB wagering action.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

A few Pirates at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Pittsburgh's last 23 games when playing Atlanta
Pittsburgh is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Pittsburgh's last 23 games
Atlanta is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Atlanta's last 23 games when playing Pittsburgh
Atlanta is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Chi Cubs, Friday, June 7
Atlanta at LA Dodgers, Thursday, June 6