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The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Atlanta Braves will both be gunning for a victory on Tuesday when they meet at Turner Field.

Jeff Locke will be the starting pitcher for the Pirates on this day. Lefthander Locke is 5-1 this season with a 2.25 ERA.

The Braves will counter Locke with Mike Minor. Lefthander Minor has a 2.48 ERA to go along with a 7-2 record this season.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 7-2 loser on the road against the Braves. Bettors on Atlanta at -121 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Atlanta has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Pittsburgh: 35-23 SU
Atlanta: 35-22 SU

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 7-3
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Pittsburgh's last 18 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Pittsburgh's last 22 games
Atlanta is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
Atlanta is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Atlanta home to Pittsburgh, Wednesday, June 5