Pittsburgh Pirates at Atlanta Braves - 6/9/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Pittsburgh Pirates at Atlanta Braves - 6/9/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves (29-27) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (24-30)

Game Info: Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 7:20 pm (Truist Park)

Max Fried (5-2) (2.74) vs JT Brubaker (0-5) (4.70)

Betting Odds: Atlanta Braves -323 / Pittsburgh Pirates +220 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves face off on Thursday in an MLB showdown at Truist Park. 

The Pittsburgh Pirates have played a bit better the last couple of weeks, but overall it has still been a tough season sitting with a 24-30 record overall. The Pirates pitching has struggled, but even worse has been the offense that is averaging 3.5 runs per game which is 28th in the league. Ke’Bryan Hayes has had a nice season hitting two home runs and driving in 20 RBIs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Braves who sit with a 30-27 record overall and they have won seven games in a row. The Braves really had some problems finding their footing early in the season, but they are playing a whole lot better as of late. On Wednesday it was the offense putting up 13 points on the way to the easy victory. Austin Riley has hit 15 home runs and driven in 34 RBIs. 

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On the mound for the Pirates is JT Brubaker who sits with an 0-5 record and an ERA of 4.70. In his last start against the Arizona Diamondbacks, he went four innings giving up eight hits and six runs. 

On the mound for the Braves is Max Fried who sits with a 5-2 record and an ERA of 2.74. In his last start against the Colorado Rockies, he went eight innings giving up two hits and zero runs. 

The Braves are 6-0 in their last six games on grass. The Pirates are 3-19 in Brubaker’s last 22 starts on the road. The under is 3-0-1 in Brubaker’s last four starts as a road underdog. The over is 8-2-1 in the Braves last 11 home games against a team with a losing record. 

The Pirates have lost 19 of Brubaker’s last 22 starts on the road, and that number is only going to get worse here. Max Fried has been strong this season and in his last start he gave up zero runs. Look for the Pirates bats to be ice cold against Fried and the Braves will get the job done here. Back the Braves -2.5 to cash

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Shane’s Pick Braves -2.5

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