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Jeff Locke vs Mike Minor matchup featured in MLB action

Pittsburgh PiratesAtlanta Braves
June 4, 7:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Atlanta Braves Odds

35-23TEAM RECORD35-22

The Atlanta Braves host Pittsburgh on Tuesday, looking to build on their 35-22 mark against the 35-23 Pirates in MLB betting action at Turner Field.

For the Braves, Mike Minor gets the ball, charged with keeping the Pirates hitters off the base paths. He'll face Jeff Locke, 5-1 on the year.

View Pittsburgh vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Braves were listed as -146 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7 earlier at TopBet.

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:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 4 ranked National League offense (4.5 runs per game) against a Pirates defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 in the National League at 3.4 runs allowed per game. The Braves have been averaging 8.2 hits per game, more than the Pirates have managed so far this season (8 hits on average).

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.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 7-2 loser on the road against the Braves. Bettors on Atlanta at -121 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Pittsburgh didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-2 to Atlanta on Monday at Turner Field.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 7-3
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

A few Pirates at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Pittsburgh's last 18 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Pittsburgh's last 22 games
Atlanta is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
Atlanta is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Atlanta, Wednesday, June 5