Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction MLB Picks 5/25/24

Pittsburgh Pirates (23-28) vs Atlanta Braves (29-18)

Game Info: Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 4:05 pm (PNC Park)

Mitch Keller (5-3) (3.84) vs Reynaldo Lopez (2-1) (1.54)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates +138 / Atlanta Braves -164 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Atlanta Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates meet Saturday in MLB game 2 action at PNC Park. Here’s a Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction.

Atlanta Braves Betting Preview

The Atlanta Braves are 29-19 on the year after wins over the Padres and Cubs. The Atlanta Braves have scored 17 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 5 of their last 8 games. The Atlanta Braves have lost 5 of their last 8 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Marcell Ozuna leads the Atlanta Braves with 56 hits and 47 RBI, while Michael Harris II and Ronald Acuna Jr. have combined for 95 hits and 32 RBI.

Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Preview

The Pittsburgh Pirates are 24-28 on the year after wins over the Cubs and Giants. The Pittsburgh Pirates have scored 22 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 8 games. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won 5 of their last 7 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Bryan Reynolds leads the Pittsburgh Pirates with 54 hits and 27 RBI, while Oneil Cruz and Connor Joe have combined for 91 hits and 41 RBI.

Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates Pitching Matchup

Reynaldo Lopez gets the ball for the Atlanta Braves, and he is 2-1 with a 1.54 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season. Lopez has allowed 13 hits and 3 earned runs in his last 16.2 innings. Lopez has a 2.12 ERA and .219 allowed batting average in 17 road innings. Lopez is 1-1 with a 4.86 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Mitch Keller gets the ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and he is 5-3 with a 3.84 ERA and 54 strikeouts this season. Keller has allowed 15 hits and 3 runs in his last 21 innings. Keller has a 3.81 ERA and .223 allowed batting average in 26 home innings. Keller is 0-3 with a 9.97 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Atlanta Braves.

Why the Atlanta Braves will win

  • The Braves have won nine of their last 11 day games against NL Central opponents following a loss.
  • The Pirates have lost each of their last three games against the Braves following a home win.
  • The Braves have covered the run line in four of their last five day games against the Pirates at PNC Park following a loss.
  • The Pirates have failed to cover the run line in each of their last three games against the Braves following a win.

Pittsburgh Pirates Player Prop Facts

  • Oneil Cruz has scored at least one run in each of the Pirates' last four games at PNC Park against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Mitch Keller has recorded six or more strikeouts in six of his last seven home appearances against NL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Mitch Keller has recorded a win in three of his last four appearances against NL opponents.
  • Bryan Reynolds has recorded at least one Single in eight of the Pirates' last nine games against NL East opponents.
  • Ke'Bryan Hayes has hit a home run in two of his last three home appearances against the Braves.
  • Ke'Bryan Hayes has recorded at least one RBI in four of his last five appearances at PNC Park against NL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • Oneil Cruz has recorded a Double in four of the Pirates' last five games at PNC Park against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Oneil Cruz has recorded at least one hit in each of the Pirates' last eight games at PNC Park against NL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Oneil Cruz has recorded at least one total base in each of the Pirates' last eight games at PNC Park against opponents that held a winning record.

Atlanta Braves Player Prop Facts

  • Michael Harris has recorded at least one Single in each of the Braves' last six games at PNC Park against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Matt Olson has hit a home run in three of the Braves' last four day games against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Ronald Acuna Jr. has recorded at least one RBI in nine of the Braves' last 10 games against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Marcell Ozuna has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 10 road appearances against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Marcell Ozuna has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 10 road appearances against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Michael Harris has scored at least one run in each of the Braves' last eight road games against the Pirates.

Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction

The Atlanta Braves are finding ways to win, and the offense just hasn't been there over the last week or so. It's only a matter of time before the Braves start to see crooked numbers offensively again. Reynaldo Lopez has also been terrific this season with a 1.54 ERA and 1.07 WHIP. Mitch Keller has been rocked by the Braves in his career, and he's allowing a .378 batting average with 4 homers in 82 at bats against current Atlanta hitters. The price is somewhat reasonable. Give me the Braves to beat the Pirates in game 2 on Saturday.

Randy’s Pick Atlanta Braves -164

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