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Braves vs. Pirates - 6/5/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Pittsburgh Pirates (29-24) at Atlanta Braves (26-27)

MLB Baseball: Friday, June 5, 2015 at 7:35 pm (Turner Field)

C Morton (2-0) (1.93) vs. W Perez (1-0) (2.66)

The Line: Atlanta Braves +115 / Pittsburgh Pirates -125 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: ROOT-PIT, FSN-S

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves begin a three-game series Friday night.

The Pittsburgh Pirates look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Pirates have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Pirates have won 11 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Andrew McCutchen leads Pittsburgh with 55 hits and 34 RBI while Starling Marte and Neil Walker have combined for 54 RBI. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won six of their last eight road games. Charlie Morton gets the nod, and he’s 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA and five strikeouts this season. Morton is 0-2 with a 2.57 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Braves.

Braves vs. Pirates - 6/5/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Atlanta Braves look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Braves have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Braves have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis have combined for 122 hits and 48 RBI while Cameron Maybin has 24 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have won six of their last eight home games. Williams Perez takes the hill, and he’s 1-0 with a 2.66 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. This will be Perez’s first career game against the Pirates.

The Pirates are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series and 2-6 in Mortons last 8 road starts. The Braves are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 4-9 in their last 13 vs. a team with a winning record. The Pirates are 18-39 in the last 57 meetings in Atlanta and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings overall. 

It's hard to bet against the Pirates with the way they've been playing lately. It's also hard to back the Braves with their inconsistent ways. Give me Pittsburgh to keep rolling on the road. 

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Pittsburgh Pirates -125

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