Braves vs Pirates Today: Picks, Predictions, Moneyline and Odds – Monday, August 22

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A series opener between the Atlanta Braves (74-48) and Pittsburgh Pirates (46-74) is scheduled for Monday at 7:05 PM ET, at PNC Park. On the hill for the Braves will be Jake Odorizzi (4-5), matched up against the Pirates’ Roansy Contreras (3-3).

Despite playing on the road, the Braves are still a decent moneyline favorite (-199) over the Pirates (+169). The game’s over/under is set at 8.5.

Braves vs. Pirates Odds

Run Line

Atlanta Braves (-1.5)

Moneyline

Braves (-199)

Total

8.5 Runs (Over: -120, Under: -101)

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

  • Game Day: Monday, August 22, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:05 PM ET
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Stadium: PNC Park

Braves Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Ehire Adrianza 10 Day Injury List Illness
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 lost 5-4 to the Astros yesterday, with Dylan Lee (zero innings, giving up one earned run on two hits) on the hook for the loss. Matt Olson went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI to lead the Braves offensively in the defeat.

The Pirates were beaten by the Reds 9-5 yesterday. Tucupita Marcano led the way offensively after going 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI, and Zach Thompson was handed the loss, pitching five innings, giving up three earned runs on eight hits while striking out five.

Betting Trends

Braves Betting Records and Team Stats

The Braves have won 65, or 69.1%, of the 94 games they’ve played as favorites this season. This season, Atlanta has won 22 of its 29 games, or 75.9%, when favored by at least -199 on the moneyline. Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Braves have a 66.6% chance to win. Atlanta and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 63 of their 123 opportunities. In 123 games with a spread this season, the Braves are 62-61-0 ATS.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Austin Riley 121 .286 (26) .353 (28) .562 (4) 5.9% (7) 24.1% (107) 7.2% (93)
Matt Olson 123 .251 (84) .335 (65) .493 (18) 4.8% (21) 24.1% (107) 10.9% (30)
Dansby Swanson 123 .292 (22) .347 (41) .453 (45) 3.1% (68) 26.0% (127) 7.4% (90)
Ronald Acuña Jr. 88 .271 (44) .367 (20) .408 (87) 2.6% (90) 23.1% (95) 11.0% (29)
Marcell Ozuna 109 .213 (135) .262 (140) .391 (105) 4.4% (32) 24.2% (112) 6.0% (116)

Pirates Betting Records and Team Stats

The Pirates have come away with 38 wins in the 103 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season. This season, Pittsburgh has come away with a win 11 times in 30 chances when named as an underdog of at least +169 or longer on the moneyline. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Pirates have a 37.2% chance of walking away with the win. Pittsburgh’s games have gone over the total in 55 of their 121 opportunities. The Pirates are 62-59-0 against the spread in their 121 games that had a posted line this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Bryan Reynolds 105 .258 (68) .343 (52) .465 (36) 4.5% (27) 22.7% (93) 10.0% (44)
Ben Gamel 86 .253 (-) .341 (-) .384 (-) 1.6% (-) 24.1% (-) 10.9% (-)
Michael Chavis 103 .246 (-) .278 (-) .415 (-) 3.6% (-) 28.4% (-) 3.9% (-)
Kevin Newman 50 .278 (-) .322 (-) .376 (-) 0.0% (-) 17.8% (-) 5.3% (-)
Oneil Cruz 50 .196 (-) .247 (-) .386 (-) 4.5% (-) 37.9% (-) 6.6% (-)

Braves vs. Pirates Picks and Predictions

Our best pick for Braves vs. Pirates is the Braves (-199 on the moneyline) as the pick to win. For the over/under, we prefer the over on 8.5 runs.

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WRITTEN BY

Stacy Sailer

Stacy has been a baseball fan for as long as she can remember. She admits that she grew up as a spoiled Yankees fan in the late-90’s/early 2000’s, but has slowly evolved into a disgruntled Yankees fan due to their lone championship title in the last 21 seasons. She follows other sports, but her first love has always been baseball and loves getting to share her insight and knowledge with the Betsperts community.

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