Pirates at Braves 6/12/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves
MLB: 7:20 PM EST
Jun. 12, 2019
Latest Odds : ATL -150 O/U 8.5
The Pittsburgh Pirates play game three of a four-game series Wednesday on the road versus the Atlanta Braves. The Pirates lost their fourth straight on Monday by falling to the Braves 13-7. Pittsburgh starter Joe Musgrove was ejected during the first inning after hitting Josh Donaldson. Starling Marte hit a pair of homers and knocked in four runs in the loss.
Atlanta hit five home runs in the win including two off the bat of Ozzie Albies, while Ronald Acuna Jr. blasted a grand slam and Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis each hit two-run shots. The win was Atlanta four straight and kept them tied at the top of the National League East with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Josh Bell leads the Pirates with a .324 batting average, in hits with 80, home runs with 18 and RBIs with 58. Pittsburgh is averaging .256 at the plate while opponents are averaging .261. Pittsburgh has not yet announced its starting pitcher for Wednesday’s game with the Atlanta Braves.
Freddie Freeman leads Atlanta with a .311 batting average, in home runs with 18 and in hits with 79. Ronald Acuna Jr. leads in RBIs with 45. Atlanta hitters are averaging .258 at the plate, while opposing batters are averaging .246. On Wednesday, the Braves will send Mike Soroka to the mound. The right-hander is 7-1 with an ERA of 1.38, 57 Ks and 17 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends:
Pittsburgh is 0-4 in its last 4 on the road
The OVER has cashed in 7 of the Pirates last 11 on the road
Atlanta is 4-1 in Soroka’s last 5 starts at home
The OVER has cashed in 9 of the Braves last 12
Free Betting Pick: Atlanta Braves -150
Atlanta’s Mike Soroka is just 21 years of age but the rookie pitcher is 7-1 with an ERA of 1.38. Soroka has allowed 5 runs on 10 hits while striking out 11 and walking 2 in his last two starts with both ending in victories. The Braves have won 7 of the last 10 at home against Pittsburgh and 7 of the last 10 overall against the Pirates. Final Score Prediction, Atlanta Braves win 8-2.