Braves vs. Pirates - 6/6/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Pirates (29-24) at Atlanta Braves (26-27)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Turner Field)
J Locke (3-3) (5.33) vs. J Teheran (4-2) (4.87)
The Line: Atlanta Braves -124 / Pittsburgh Pirates +114 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves play game two Saturday night.
The Pittsburgh Pirates look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Pirates have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Pirates have won 12 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Andrew McCutchen leads Pittsburgh with 56 hits and 34 RBI while Starling Marte and Neil Walker have combined for 59 RBI. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won five of their last six road games. Jeff Locke gets the ball, and he’s 3-3 with a 5.34 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. Locke is 1-1 with a 6.20 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
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The Atlanta Braves look for a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Braves have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Braves have split their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Freddie Freeman leads Atlanta with 63 hits and 33 RBI while Andrelton Simmons and Jace Peterson have combined for 44 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have won six of their last nine home games. Julio Teheran takes the hill, and he’s 4-2 with a 4.87 ERA and 49 strikeouts this season. Teheran is 2-0 with a 2.70 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
The Pirates are 13-3 in their last 16 vs. National League East and 2-5 in Lockes last 7 starts. The Braves are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series and 4-1 in Teherans last 5 home starts. The Pirates are 18-39 in the last 57 meetings in Atlanta.
The Braves pitching has been awful as of late, as they've lost three straight games despite scoring six or more runs. I'll gladly continue to ride the red hot Pirates and the plus money.