Atlanta Braves at Pittsburgh Pirates - 8/24/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Pittsburgh Pirates (47-76) vs Atlanta Braves (77-48)

Game Info: Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 12:35 pm (PNC Park)

Mitch Keller (4-9) (4.49) vs Kyle Wright (15-5) (3.14)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates +200 / Atlanta Braves -240 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Atlanta Braves will play the Pittsburgh Pirates in Game 3 of their series at PNC Park on Wednesday afternoon.

The Atlanta Braves are 77-48 this season and have won five of their last six games. Atlanta has won the first two games of this series by scores of 2-1 and 6-1. The Atlanta pitching staff has a 3.54 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and a .230 opponent batting average this season. The Braves offense has scored 608 runs with a .251 batting average and a .315 on base percentage. Austin Riley is batting .285 with 31 home runs and 80 RBI’s for the Braves this season. The projected starter for Atlanta is Kyle Wright, who is 15-5 with a 3.14 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP over 140.2 innings pitched this season.

The Pittsburgh Pirates are 47-76 this season and have lost four games in a row. Prior to losing the first two games of this series, Pittsburgh lost two out of the three games played against Cincinnati. The Pittsburgh pitching staff has a 4.68 ERA, a 1.42 WHIP, and a .263 opponent batting average. The Pirates offense has scored 442 runs with a .220 batting average and a .288 on base percentage this year. Bryan Reynolds is batting .256 with 20 home runs and 46 RBI’s for the Pirates this season. The projected starter for Pittsburgh is Mitch Keller, who is 4-9 with a 4.49 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP over 114.1 innings pitched this season.

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Atlanta is 8-0 in their last 8 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 Wednesday games. The under is 3-0-1 in Atlanta’s last 4 game three’s of a series. Pittsburgh is 2-6 in their last 8 home games and 17-44 in their last 61 Wednesday games. The over is 10-1 in Pittsburgh’s last 11 Wednesday games. Atlanta is 20-7 in these two teams last 27 head to head meetings.

Atlanta has been playing very well over the last week or so and continues its pursuit of the Mets in the NL East. Pittsburgh comes into this game on a four game losing streak and has had a rough season. Pittsburgh is starting Mitch Keller, who has allowed seven earned runs over his last 7.1 innings pitched. For the Braves, Kyle Wright has allowed two runs or fewer in four of his last five starts. Atlanta should cruise to a win here and I am taking them to win by two runs.

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