Braves vs Pirates Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – August 23, 2022

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The Atlanta Braves (75-48) meet the Pittsburgh Pirates (46-75), who will be attempting to snap a three-game losing skid, Tuesday at 7:05 PM ET, at PNC Park. The Braves will give the start to Max Fried (11-4), and the Pirates will turn to JT Brubaker (3-10).

The Braves have been made a heavy favorite by bookmakers, despite playing on the road. They’re sitting at -279 to defeat the Pirates (+234). The game has an over/under of 8 runs.

Braves vs. Pirates Odds

Run Line

Atlanta Braves (-1.5)

Moneyline

Braves (-279)

Total

8 Runs (Over: -104, Under: -116)

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When, Where, at What Time is Braves vs. Pirates

  • Game Day: Tuesday, August 23, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:05 PM ET
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Stadium: PNC Park

Braves Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Orlando Arcia 10 Day Injury List Hamstring
Chadwick Tromp 10 Day Injury List Quadricep
Darren O’Day 15 Day Injury List Calf
Ozzie Albies 60 Day Injury List Foot
Mike Soroka 60 Day Injury List Achilles
Adam Duvall 60 Day Injury List Wrist
Manny Piña 60 Day Injury List Wrist
Luke Jackson 60 Day Injury List Elbow

Pirates Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Ke’Bryan Hayes 10 Day Injury List Back
Dillon Peters 15 Day Injury List Elbow
David Bednar 15 Day Injury List Back
Roberto Pérez 60 Day Injury List Hamstring
Canaan Smith 60 Day Injury List Wrist
Blake Cederlind 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Nick Mears 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Max Kranick 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Yerry De Los Santos 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Mitch Keller Day-to-day Shoulder
JT Brubaker Day-to-day Hand

Last Time Out: Braves and Pirates

The Braves defeated the Pirates 2-1 yesterday, with Jake Odorizzi getting the win (6.00 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 7 K) and Michael Harris leading the way offensively (going 1-for-1 with a home run and two RBI). Roansy Contreras (7.00 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 5 K) took the loss for the Pirates.

Betting Trends

Braves Betting Records and Team Stats

The Braves have entered the game as favorites 95 times this season and won 66, or 69.5%, of those games. This season, Atlanta has won two of its three games when favored by at least -279 on the moneyline. The moneyline for this contest implies a 73.6% chance of a victory for the Braves. Atlanta and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 63 of their 124 opportunities. The Braves have an ATS record of 62-62-0 in 124 games with a spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Austin Riley 122 .284 (27) .350 (35) .557 (4) 5.8% (8) 24.1% (109) 7.2% (93)
Matt Olson 124 .248 (87) .333 (68) .489 (20) 4.8% (21) 23.9% (104) 10.8% (34)
Dansby Swanson 124 .290 (25) .345 (43) .449 (48) 3.0% (73) 25.8% (127) 7.4% (90)
Ronald Acuña Jr. 89 .274 (41) .368 (19) .412 (80) 2.5% (91) 23.1% (95) 10.9% (30)
Michael Harris 78 .286 (-) .328 (-) .505 (-) 4.5% (-) 25.2% (-) 4.5% (-)

Pirates Betting Records and Team Stats

The Pirates have come away with 38 wins in the 104 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season. Pittsburgh has a mark of 3-2 in contests where sportsbooks favor them by +234 or worse on the moneyline. The Pirates have an implied victory probability of 29.9% according to the moneyline set by oddsmakers for this matchup. Pittsburgh and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 55 of their 122 opportunities. The Pirates are 63-59-0 against the spread in their 122 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Bryan Reynolds 106 .258 (68) .342 (52) .463 (38) 4.5% (27) 23.2% (96) 9.9% (45)
Ben Gamel 87 .249 (-) .336 (-) .379 (-) 1.5% (-) 24.1% (-) 10.8% (-)
Michael Chavis 104 .246 (-) .278 (-) .413 (-) 3.6% (-) 28.7% (-) 3.9% (-)
Kevin Newman 51 .273 (-) .316 (-) .369 (-) 0.0% (-) 17.5% (-) 5.2% (-)
Oneil Cruz 51 .198 (-) .249 (-) .401 (-) 5.0% (-) 38.3% (-) 6.5% (-)

Braves vs. Pirates Picks and Predictions

We pick that the Braves will pick up the victory in this matchup, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (-279). If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, we predict the final scoring winding up over the total (8 runs).

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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