Braves vs. Pirates Prediction

Atlanta Braves vs. Pittsburgh Pirates 8/20/18, Prediction & Odds

The Atlanta Braves were swept at home in a four-game series as they travel to the Pittsburgh Pirates to open a new series tonight. Will Atlanta turn it around and record the win as underdogs?

Game Snapshot

951 Atlanta Braves at 952 Pittsburgh Pirates

Monday, August 20, 2018

PNC Park at 7:05PM ET

TV: ATT SportsNet PIT

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the Pirates are a -125 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Braves are a +115 underdog, while the total is set at 7.5 runs. As of Monday morning, 69 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Atlanta. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.

Braves drop fourth straight

Atlanta lost all four games in its home series with the Rockies, falling 4-2 Sunday afternoon. Freddie Freeman led the offense by going 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Johan Camargo finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Anibal Sanchez took the loss as he allowed three earned runs on five hits with eight strikeouts and two walks over 6 2/3 innings.

Pirates salvage split with Cubs

After dropping the first two games of its four-game home series with Chicago, Pittsburgh rebounded with 3-1 and 2-1 wins to wrap up the series. Adam Frazier won Sunday's game with a pinch-hit walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th inning. Corey Dickerson helped pace the Pirates offense as he went 2-for-5 with a run. Gregory Polanco was 2-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI. 

Kevin Gausman (7-9, 4.22 ERA) will draw the start today for the Braves, while the Pirates are going with Chris Archer (4-5, 4.49).

MLB Betting Trends

Atlanta

The Braves are 6-0 in their last six Monday games. Atlanta is 3-7 in its last 10 road games versus a team with a winning record.

Pittsburgh

The Pirates are 14-6 in their last 20 games following a win. Pittsburgh is 6-2 in its last eight home games versus a right-handed starter.

Prediction:

Atlanta struggled at home against Colorado, but now faces a Pirates offense that has not generated much offense lately. As long as Gausman throws a solid start. The Braves should be able to get to the inconsistent Archer enough to end their four-game losing skid.

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: ATLANTA BRAVES +115

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