Pirates vs. Braves Prediction
The Pittsburgh Pirates edged the host Atlanta Braves last night in the series opener. Will first-place Atlanta bounce back today to even the series at a game apiece?
Saturday, September 1, 2018
SunTrust Park at 7:10PM ET
TV: FSSO (ATL)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the Braves are a -143 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Pirates are a +133 underdog, while the total is set at 8 runs. As of Saturday morning, 80 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Atlanta. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Marte guides Pirates to win
Starling Marte finished 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored from the leadoff spot last night in a 3-2 victory at the Braves. Gregory Polanco and David Freese were both 1-for-4 with an RBI. Corey Dickerson was 1-for-4 with a double and a run. Elias Diaz went 1-for-3 with an RBI. Jameson Taillon picked up the win as he allowed two earned runs on five hits with seven strikeouts and a walk over seven innings. Felipe Vasquez worked around two hits while striking out one in a scoreless inning to record his 29th save.
Acuna, Camargo hit solo homers
Ronald Acuna Jr. finished 1-for-4 with a solo home run as the leadoff hitter in last night's loss by Atlanta. Ender Inciarte was 2-for-4 with a double. Johan Camargo finished 2-for-3 with a solo homer. Kurt Suzuki ended the night 2-for-4. Brad Brach took the loss in relief as he gave up one earned run on one hit with a walk in two-thirds of an inning.
MLB Betting Trends
The Pirates are 7-1 in their last eight Saturday games. Pittsburgh is 5-12 in its last 17 games overall.
The Braves are 1-7 in their last eight home games. The under is 10-3 in the last 13 Atlanta games overall.
Gausman has pitched very well since coming over from Baltimore in a trade, while Archer hasn't pitched well at all after being acqured from Tampa Bay in more high-profile trade. Atlanta is due to play better at home and it is backed by the right starting pitcher. This is a very good spot for the Braves to get a win.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: ATLANTA BRAVES -143