Braves vs Pirates Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – August 24, 2022

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The Atlanta Braves (76-48) take on the Pittsburgh Pirates (46-76), who will be attempting to stop a four-game losing skid, Wednesday at 12:35 PM ET, at PNC Park. On the hill for the Braves will be Kyle Wright (15-5), matched up against the Pirates’ Mitch Keller (4-9).

The Braves, even as the road team, are heavily favored (-251) to beat the Pirates (+210). The game has an over/under set at 8.5 runs.

Braves vs. Pirates Odds

Run Line

Atlanta Braves (-1.5)

Moneyline

Braves (-251)

Total

8.5 Runs (Over: -101, Under: -119)

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

  • Game Day: Wednesday, August 24, 2022
  • Game Time: 12:35 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
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
Rodolfo Castro Day-to-day Suspension
JT Brubaker Day-to-day Hand

Last Time Out: Braves and Pirates

These teams meet again after the Braves took down the Pirates 6-1 yesterday. Max Fried earned the win for the Braves (8.00 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 7 K), and Vaughn Grissom led the way offensively (3-for-4 with an RBI). JT Brubaker (6.00 IP, 6 R, 9 H, 8 K) took the loss for the Pirates.

Betting Trends

Braves Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Braves have been favored 96 times and won 67, or 69.8%, of those games. Atlanta is 6-1 this season when entering a game favored by -251 or more on the moneyline. The implied probability of a win from the Braves, based on the moneyline, is 71.5%. Atlanta’s games have gone over the total in 63 of their 125 chances. In 125 games with a spread this season, the Braves are 63-62-0 ATS.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Austin Riley 123 .285 (26) .351 (30) .557 (5) 5.8% (7) 24.1% (110) 7.3% (91)
Matt Olson 125 .246 (89) .330 (73) .484 (22) 4.7% (23) 23.7% (102) 10.8% (31)
Dansby Swanson 125 .290 (24) .344 (46) .448 (48) 3.0% (71) 25.9% (127) 7.3% (91)
Ronald Acuña Jr. 90 .272 (42) .366 (21) .409 (81) 2.5% (91) 23.3% (98) 10.8% (31)
Michael Harris 79 .285 (-) .327 (-) .505 (-) 4.4% (-) 25.5% (-) 4.4% (-)

Pirates Betting Records and Team Stats

The Pirates have been underdogs in 105 games this season and have come away with the win 38 times (36.2%) in those contests. Pittsburgh has a win-loss record of 6-4 when favored by +210 or worse by sportsbooks this year. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Pirates have a 32.3% chance of walking away with the win. Pittsburgh and their opponents have gone over in 55 of their 123 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season. The Pirates have an against the spread mark of 63-60-0 in 123 games with a line this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Bryan Reynolds 107 .256 (73) .339 (56) .458 (40) 4.5% (27) 23.2% (95) 9.8% (45)
Ke’Bryan Hayes 105 .248 (86) .320 (87) .354 (131) 1.4% (128) 21.7% (89) 8.9% (67)
Ben Gamel 88 .249 (-) .335 (-) .377 (-) 1.5% (-) 24.1% (-) 10.7% (-)
Michael Chavis 105 .247 (-) .278 (-) .422 (-) 3.8% (-) 28.7% (-) 3.8% (-)
Kevin Newman 52 .267 (-) .310 (-) .361 (-) 0.0% (-) 17.1% (-) 5.1% (-)

Braves vs. Pirates Picks and Predictions

Our recommended pick for this matchup is the Braves to pick up the win (-251 on the moneyline), while we predict the total score will go over the total (8.5 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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