Pirates at Braves 6/13/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
USA Today Sports
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves
MLB: 12:10 PM EST
Jun. 13, 2019
Latest Odds : ATL -152 Total 9
The Thursday MLB schedule will get underway with the series finale between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves from SunTrust Park. Last night, Pittsburgh erased a four-run deficit to force extra innings before falling by an 8-7 final score. SS Kevin Newman collected three hits and drove in a pair of runs for the Pirates, who fell to seven games below .500 overall.
Twenty-six year old righty Joe Musgrove (4-6 4.40 ERA) will take the mound for the Pirates in this matchup. Through 73 plus innings, Musgrove has allowed just seven long balls and owns a 1.19 WHIP.
The Atlanta Braves are ten games above .500 and lead Philadelphia by a half-game for first place in the NL East Division. On Wednesday, Austin Riley homered in the ninth inning to tie things and then scored on Ozzie Albies’ double in the 11th inning to win. Riley scored three runs and drove in three more for the Braves.
The Braves will counter with twenty-eight year old righty Julio Teheran (4-4 3.30 ERA) in the series finale. Atlanta has won each of Teheran’s last three starts and he has allowed just one run over his last 16 innings.
Recent Betting Trends:
Pirates are 3-9 in Musgroves last 12 road starts.
Braves are 22-10 in their last 32 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Over is 5-0 in Musgroves last 5 starts overall.
Over is 5-1 in Teherans last 6 home starts.
Braves are 4-1 in Teherans last 5 home starts vs. Pirates.
Free Betting Pick: UNDER 9
Pittsburgh SP Kevin Gausman has been placed on the 10-day injured list with plantar fasciitis. Through 67 games, Pittsburgh ranks 20th in OPS and 20th in runs scored. For the season, Atlanta ranks 9th in OPS and 11th in runs scored. Take the under on getaway day. Final Score Prediction, Atlanta Braves win 4-3.