Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 3/12/23

Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 3/12/23

It's time for some baseball! The Atlanta Braves are taking on the Pittsburgh Pirates on March 12, 2023, in Bradenton, Florida. The game will start at 1:05 PM Eastern Time and will be played at LECOM Park. In this article, we will break down both teams and provide predictions for this exciting game.

Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves are coming off a mediocre 2022 season, where they finished with a 90-72 record and made it to the Wild Card round of the playoffs. They will be looking to improve on their performance this year and are off to a decent start with a 5-7 record in the spring training games.

The Braves have a strong lineup with Matt Olson leading the way with three home runs and eight RBIs. Cade Bunnell has been a revelation so far, batting a perfect 1.000 with a 1.000 OBP and 1.000 SLG. The Braves will be hoping that these players can carry their form into the regular season and lead the team to a successful campaign.

On the pitching front, the Braves have some injury concerns with Mike Soroka and Kyle Wright out of action. However, they still have a solid rotation with Max Fried and Ian Anderson expected to lead the way. The Braves' bullpen is also one of the best in the league with Arodys Vizcaino and Chris Martin providing excellent relief options.

Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates finished with a disappointing 69-93 record last year, which was the worst in the NL Central. They will be hoping to bounce back this year and have had a mixed start to their spring training campaign with a 4-9 record.

Drew Maggi has been the standout performer for the Pirates so far, batting .538 with two home runs and six RBIs. The Pirates will be hoping that Maggi can carry this form into the regular season and provide some much-needed firepower to their lineup.

On the pitching front, the Pirates have struggled, with their team ERA at a dismal 5.79. They will be hoping that some of their young prospects can step up and provide better performances in the regular season.

Betting Trends

The Atlanta Braves are the favorites to win this game, with the latest odds at -165. The Pittsburgh Pirates are the underdogs, with the latest odds at +145. The over/under for the game is set at 8.5 runs.

Public Betting Data

According to the latest public betting data, 64% of bets are being placed on the Atlanta Braves to win this game. Meanwhile, 36% of bets are being placed on the Pittsburgh Pirates to win.

Odds

The latest odds for this game, according to PickCenter, are ATL -165.

Injuries

The Braves have some injury concerns with Mike Soroka and Kyle Wright out of action. The Pirates have several players out of action, including Jarlin Garcia, Termarr Johnson, Max Kranick, and Robert Stephenson.

Prediction

Both teams have had a mixed start to their spring training campaigns, but the Atlanta Braves look like the stronger team on paper. They have a stronger lineup and better pitching options, which should give them the edge in this game.

Pick: Atlanta Braves -1.5

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