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Jair Jurrjens faces Paul Maholm in MLB odds action

Pittsburgh PiratesAtlanta Braves
July 27, 7:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Atlanta Braves Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Atlanta and Pittsburgh on Wednesday, with the host Braves trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Jair Jurrjens gets the call for the Atlanta Braves and he will try to build on a 12-3 mark. In the other dugout, Paul Maholm brings a 6-10 ledger to the game for the Pirates as he tries to quiet the Braves bats.

View Pittsburgh vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-185 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 7 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Braves rated this week at No. 3 and the Pirates sitting at No. 12.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 8-rated National League offense, averaging 4.1 runs per game, against a Pirates defense that ranks No. 5 in the National League at 3.8 in runs allowed per game. The Braves have averaged 8.1 hits per game so far, almost the same as Pirates batters have averaged on the year (8.1 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Atlanta has the National League's No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the National League's No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

The Pirates were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at -180 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Pittsburgh lost in extra innings against the Braves on Tuesday as Atlanta edged them 4-3 at Turner Field.

A few Pirates at Braves trends to consider:
Pittsburgh4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games ,
Pittsburgh is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,when playing Atlanta
Pittsburgh is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,when playing on the road against Atlanta
Atlanta12-3-1 SU in its last 16 games at home
Atlanta is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Atlanta, Thursday, July 28

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