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Pittsburgh Pirates Favored by -125 Against Atlanta Braves on Friday

The Atlanta Braves battle the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday in MLB betting odds action at Turner Field.

The Atlanta Braves will turn to Williams Perez and his 1-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Pittsburgh Pirates send Charlie Morton (2-0) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates before the first pitch in this match found them as -125 moneyline favorites earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.9-4.1 win for the Pirates on Friday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4.9-4.1 result in favor of the Pirates today. 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 (26-27) will face the 29-24 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. 16 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at No. 2 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Atlanta has baseball's No. 15-rated offensive output, at 8.45 hits per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates average 8.75 hits per game, good for No. 10 on the list.

Pittsburgh brings the No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Braves's No. 20-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh got the job done in their last match in a 5-2 victory over San Francisco on Wednesday at AT&T Park behind starter Francisco Liriano.

Atlanta looks to rebound from a loss to the Diamondbacks, who beat them 9-8 on Wednesday behind a start from Rubby De La Rosa at Chase Field.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
  • Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 16 of Atlanta's last 24 games at home
  • Atlanta is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Atlanta, Saturday, June 6th