Atlanta Braves at Pittsburgh Pirates - 8/23/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Pittsburgh Pirates (47-74) vs Atlanta Braves (75-48)

Game Info: Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 7:05 pm (PNC Park)

JT Brubaker (3-10) (4.19) vs Max Fried (11-4) (2.60)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates +233 / Atlanta Braves -260 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Atlanta Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates face off on Tuesday in an MLB showdown at PNC Park. On Monday it was the Braves that were able to secure the 2-1 victory. 

The Braves come into this game with a 76-48 record overall and they have won four of the last five games. On Monday the offense wasn’t great, but the pitching was elite, and that led to the one-run victory. The Braves pitching has been good, but even more impressive has been the offense. The Braves are averaging 4.86 runs per game which is 3rd best in the league. Austin Riley has hit 31 home runs and driven in 78 RBIs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Pirates who sit with a 47-75 record overall and have lost three games in a row. In two of the last three games, the Pirates have scored only a run, and the offense has been a big issue all season. The Pirates are averaging 3.61 runs per game which is 28th in the league. If the Pirates want any chance in this game, the offense needs to get going. 

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On the mound for the Braves is Max Fried who sits with an 11-4 record and an ERA of 2.60. In his last start against the New York Mets, Fried went seven innings giving up four hits and two runs. 

On the mound for the Pirates is JT Brubaker who sits with a 3-10 record and an ERA of 4.19. In his last start against the Red Sox, he went seven innings giving up two hits and zero runs. 

The Braves are 7-0 in Fried’s last seven starts on Tuesday. The Braves are 6-0 in their last six road games. The over is 5-0 in Fried’s last five road starts. The under is 6-0 in the Braves last six games against the National League Central. 

Runs are going to be super hard to come by in this game. Fried has been strong all season and sits with an ERA of 2.60. In Brubaker’s last start he gave up zero runs and the Braves struggled to score runs on Monday. This is going to be a low-scoring game and the under is going to cash. 

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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