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Jeff Locke, Take Mound in Pittsburgh Pirates vs Atlanta Braves Tilt

The Atlanta Braves look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Pittsburgh Pirates arrive at Turner Field on Wednesday.

gets the call for the Atlanta Braves and he will try to build on a 0-0 mark. In the other dugout, Jeff Locke brings a 8-6 ledger to the game for the Pittsburgh Pirates as he tries to quiet the Braves bats.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.7-3.3 win for the Braves on Wednesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Atlanta Braves Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Atlanta (37-69) will face the 53-51 Pirates in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Atlanta vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Atlanta Braves sit at No. 26 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at No. 19 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta Braves No. 30 ranked offense (3.42 runs per game) against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 18 at 4.59 runs allowed per game. The Atlanta Braves have been averaging 8.25 hits per game, less than the Pittsburgh Pirates have managed so far this season (8.94 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Atlanta has the No. 24-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the No. 18 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates enjoyed a 5-3 victory at the expense of the Braves on Tuesday, with G Cole throwing 5 innings of 7-hit ball at Turner Field.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games
  • Atlanta is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Atlanta is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Atlanta, Thursday, August 4th