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MLB Odds with Pick - Pittsburgh Pirates vs Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves host Pittsburgh on Thursday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 20-24 mark against the 21-26 Pirates in MLB betting odds action at SunTrust Park.

The Atlanta Braves will rely on Bartolo Colon to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Ivan Nova will be his counterpart for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bartolo Colon is 2-4 this season, and Ivan Nova is 4-3.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Atlanta Braves as -104 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.8-4.8 win for the Braves on Thursday. 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 (20-24) will face the 21-26 Pirates in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Atlanta vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Atlanta Braves rated this week at No. 20 and the Pittsburgh Pirates sitting at No. 21.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Atlanta Braves No. 14-ranked scoring average of 4.64 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates offense rated No. 27 and scoring 3.96 runs per game. The Braves have averaged 9.27 hits per game to date this season, more than the Pirates hitters have managed (7.77 per nine innings).

Atlanta owns the No. 28 defense, allowing 4.64 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's No. 17-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh won a close affair on Wednesday in their last outing, defeating Atlanta 12-5 in extra innings at SunTrust Park.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Atlanta is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Atlanta's last 10 games
  • Atlanta is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to New York, Friday, May 26th
Atlanta at San Francisco, Friday, May 26th