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Pirates vs Braves Predictions & Best Bets | Picking Against the Spread

Posted: Aug 22, 2022Last updated: Aug 22, 2022

The Braves (75-47) will pay a visit to the Pirates (47-73) in Pittsburgh on Monday, August 22 at PNC Park. Each team will be eager to come out on top as they work their way through the final third of the regular season. Catch all the action at 7:05 p.m. ET!

Coming into their next game, the Pirates have come up short in each game against their opponents. In their most recent meeting on June 12, 2022, the score was 5-3 in favor of the Braves. The Pirates had five runs to the Braves four runs. We’ll see what happens when it all goes down at PNC Park.

Pirates vs Braves Prediction

The bookmakers think this should be a win for the Braves. FanDuel has them at odds of -205 for victory, while Pittsburgh are +172. The predicted number of total runs is 8.5.

The last time they played, the Pirates outplayed the Reds on Sunday, by a 5-9 margin. Led by their top hitter, Bryan Reynolds, who has a batting average of .261, the team is currently batting .220 so far this season. In terms of defense, the team holds an ERA of 4.69 and a .981 fielding percentage.

The last time they played, the Braves outplayed the Astros on Sunday by a 4-5 margin. Led by their top hitter, Dansby Swanson, who has a batting average of .286, the team is currently batting .250 on the season. In terms of defense, the team carries an ERA of 3.58 and a .987 fielding percentage. Don’t forget to consult our odds analysis and make your picks based on the teams’ recent performances!

Heading into this game, the Pirates are missing Ke’Bryan Hayes (Back), Max Kranick (Elbow), Mitch Keller (Shoulder), Yerry De Los Santos (Lat), Dillon Peters (Elbow), Canaan Smith-Njigba (Wrist), Roberto Pérez (Hamstring), Blake Cederlind (Elbow) and David Bednar (Back). Meanwhile, the Braves will play without Orlando Arcia (Hamstring), Eddie Rosario (Hamstring), Ozhanio Albies (Foot), Darren O’Day (Calf), Michael Soroka (Achilles), Manuel Piña (Wrist), Chadwick Tromp (Quad), Luke Jackson (Elbow), Ehire Adrianza (Illness) and Adam Duvall (Wrist).

Moneyline Pick: Braves (-205) at FanDuel

The team is considered the favorite looking at the betting market. In their previous confrontation against these opponents, the Braves won 5-3.

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Pirates vs Braves Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Atlanta (-205), Pittsburgh (+172) at FanDuel
  • Run Line: Atlanta -1.5 (-118), Pittsburgh 1.5 (-102) at FanDuel
  • Over/Under: Under 8.5 Runs (100), Over 8.5 Runs (-122) at FanDuel

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Pirates vs Braves Betting Trends

  • Win % as favorite: Pirates 0.14%, Braves 0.84%
  • Win % as underdog: Pirates 0.51%, Braves 0.12%
  • Win-loss record last 10 games: Pittsburgh 2-8, Atlanta 8-2

Runline Pick: Braves -1.5 Runs (-118) at FanDuel

Wager: 1 unit

For our spread pick to win, the Braves will need to win by the amount of the spread or more in order to cover.

Over/Under Pick: Under 8.5 Total Runs (100) at FanDuel

Wager: 0.5 units

The Pirates have averaged 4.2 runs per game over their last 10 matches. By comparison, the Braves have recorded 4.2 runs during the same timeframe.

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