Pirates vs Braves Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/26

Pirates vs Braves Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/26

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MLB Preview and Prediction: Atlanta Braves vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

The Atlanta Braves face off against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. The Braves are looking to bounce back from a recent loss, while the Pirates aim to continue their momentum.

 

Game Overview:

  • Date: May 26, 2024
  • Time: 10:35 AM
  • Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Weather: 73°F

Team Breakdown:

Atlanta Braves:

The Braves have a solid 29-19 record and a respectable 13-11 performance on the road. Chris Sale, their star pitcher, will start for Atlanta.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Marcell Ozuna (15 HR)
  • Batting Average: Marcell Ozuna (.318 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Marcell Ozuna (47 RBI)

Chris Sale has been exceptional with a 7-1 record and a 2.22 ERA over 56.2 innings, making him a key factor in the Braves' success.

Pittsburgh Pirates:

The Pirates are currently 24-28 with an 11-14 record at home. Martin Perez will start for Pittsburgh, facing a tough Braves lineup.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Andrew McCutchen (7 HR)
  • Batting Average: Connor Joe (.273 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Bryan Reynolds (27 RBI)

Martin Perez has struggled with a 1-3 record and a 4.80 ERA over 54.1 innings, presenting an opportunity for the Braves' hitters.

Game Odds:

Team Moneyline Total Run Line
ATL (29-19) -200 o8.5 -105 -1.5 -120
PIT (24-28) +170 u8.5 -115 +1.5 EVEN

Prediction:

In this matchup, we predict that the Atlanta Braves will win and cover the -1.5 run line. Here's why:

Chris Sale has been dominant this season with a 7-1 record and a 2.22 ERA. His ability to control the game and limit opposing hitters makes the Braves a formidable opponent.

The Braves' offense, led by Marcell Ozuna, who has 15 home runs and 47 RBIs, is well-equipped to take advantage of Martin Perez's struggles on the mound.

Defensively, the Braves have the edge, and with Sale's strong pitching combined with their potent lineup, they are likely to secure a convincing win.

Pick: Atlanta Braves -1.5

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