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Atlanta sends Randall Delgado vs Erik Bedard in Braves vs Pirates game

Pittsburgh PiratesAtlanta Braves
April 28, 7:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Atlanta Braves Odds


The Atlanta Braves host Pittsburgh on Saturday, looking to build on their 13-7 mark against the 8-11 Pirates in MLB betting action at Turner Field.

The Braves will rely on Randall Delgado to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Erik Bedard will be his counterpart for the Pirates. Randall Delgado is 2-1 this season, and Erik Bedard is 0-4.

View Pittsburgh vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Braves in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -150 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Braves sit at No. 2 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pirates sit at a National League No. 13 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 1 ranked National League offense (5.4 runs per game) against a Pirates defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 in the National League at 3 runs allowed per game. The Braves have been averaging 8.9 hits per game, more than the Pirates have managed so far this season (7.1 hits on average).

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the National League's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.5 runs per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the National League at home, scoring 7 runs per game.

The Pirates were a 6-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at -171 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Pittsburgh suffered a 6-1 loss against Atlanta on Friday, as A.J. Burnett wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Turner Field.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Pirates at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Pittsburgh's last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Pittsburgh's last 19 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Atlanta is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
Atlanta is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
Atlanta is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Atlanta, Sunday, April 29