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April 21, 1:35 PM | GrassPNC Park

Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds


PNC Park hosts an MLB battle between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the visiting Atlanta Braves on Sunday.

Kris Medlen gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Braves on this day; he's 1-1 on the season. The Pirates, meanwhile, will counter with Jonathan Sanchez, who will be looking to improve on his 0-2 mark.

View Atlanta vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Pirates were listed as +175 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 10-ranked Pirates and the National League No. 11-rated Braves in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Braves rank No. 12 in the National League at 8 hits per game. That compares with Pittsburgh’s No. 14 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Atlanta features the National League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 2.2 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the National League at home, scoring 4.5 runs per game.

Atlanta lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Pirates on April 20. Bettors who backed the Pirates at +116 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Atlanta looks to rebound from a loss to the Pirates, who beat them 3-1 on Saturday behind a start from James McDonald at PNC Park.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Braves at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta's last 8 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Atlanta is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Atlanta is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Pittsburgh's last 17 games at home
Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Atlanta at Colorado, Monday, April 22
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, Monday, April 22