Braves vs. Pirates Prediction
Spencer Strider will oppose Osvaldo Bido in Monday night’s pitching matchup between the Braves and Pirates at 7:05 p.m. ET. With Pittsburgh listed as a massive underdog and the total sitting at 8.5 runs, what’s the smart bet tonight in Pittsburgh?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
957 Atlanta Braves (-290) at 958 Pittsburgh Pirates (+235); o/u 8.5
7:10 p.m. ET, Monday, August 7, 2023
PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA
Braves vs. Pirates Public Betting Information
As of this writing, our MLB Public Betting Page shows that 73% of bets are on the Braves’ moneyline. That said, this page is updated frequently so make sure that you click on the link provided so that you’re getting the most updated information.
Atlanta Braves DFS SPIN
Matt Olson had a two-run homer and an RBI single against the Cubs on Sunday. Olson is somehow picking up the pace; he has seven homers and 17 RBI in his last nine games. The 39th homer matches his career high set two years ago in Oakland. He’s the major league leader with 97 RBI.
Pittsburgh Pirates DFS SPIN
Endy Rodriguez collected three hits, including his second big-league homer, in Sunday’s win over the Brewers. It’s Rodriguez’s first multi-hit game in 12 starts and six appearances off the bench since he was called up last month. The Pirates still haven’t given Henry Davis any starts behind the plate, so Rodriguez is getting all of the time he can handle right now
Braves vs. Pirates MLB Betting Trends
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Atlanta is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Pittsburgh is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games
Braves vs. Pirates MLB BETTING PREDICTION
Strider is 12-3 with a 3.61 ERA and after two consecutive no-decisions, he picked up a win last Tuesday against the Angels when he allowed a run and five hits in 6 2/3 innings with nine strikeouts and two walks. Bido, meanwhile, is 2-2 with a 5.18 ERA and is coming off a loss on Wednesday when he gave up four runs in three innings against the Tigers. That outing came after he was the second man in during a bullpen game on July 22 and threw three scoreless innings. I don’t see the Pirates scoring much on the Braves but Atlanta could hang nine on the board on its own. Give me the over.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: BRAVES/PIRATES OVER 8.5