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May 25, 12:35 PM | GrassPNC Park

Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Atlanta duelling Pittsburgh on Wednesday at PNC Park.

The Pirates will rely on James McDonald to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Mike Minor will be his counterpart for the Braves. James McDonald is 3-3 this season, and Mike Minor is 0-1.

View Atlanta vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Pirates in this one will find them as -105 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Pirates sit at No. 16 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Braves sit at a National League No. 4 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 13-rated National League offense, averaging 3.7 runs per game, against a Braves defense that ranks No. 2 in the National League at 3.3 in runs allowed per game. The Pirates have averaged 7.7 hits per game so far, less than Braves batters have averaged on the year (8.2 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Atlanta owns the National League's No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3.1 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 2-0 winner on the road against the Pirates. Bettors on Atlanta at -112 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Jair Jurrjens silenced the Pirates bats in a 2-0 victory last time out versus Pittsburgh at PNC Park.

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

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

A few Braves at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta's last 9 games
Atlanta is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 14 games at home
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Atlanta home to Cincinnati, Friday, May 27
Pittsburgh at Chi Cubs, Friday, May 27