Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves - 6/28/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (35-40) at Pittsburgh Pirates (42-32)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 1:35 pm (PNC Park)
A Wood (4-5) (3.44) vs. J Locke (4-3) (4.73)
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -135 / Atlanta Braves +125 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-South, ROOT-Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Atlanta Braves face off on Sunday at PNC Park as the close out their three game series.
The Pittsburgh Pirates won on Saturday beating the Braves for the second game in a row. Starling Marte had three hits and Neil Walker, Pedro Alvarez, Francisco Cervelli, and Jordy Mercer each had two hits as the Pirates scored eight runs on 13 hits. Pittsburgh starting pitcher Charlie Morton allowed 10 hits and four runs while striking out six over 6.0 innings to get the win and go to 6-1 for the season. For Sunday’s game the Pirates start Jeff Locke who has allowed 88 hits and 41 earned runs while striking out 59 over 78 innings for a 4-3 record and a 4.73 ERA.
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The Atlanta Braves gave up five runs in the first inning on Saturday and never caught up as they lost in Pittsburgh. Jace Peterson, Nick Markakis, and A.J. Pierzynski each had two hits as the Braves scored four runs on 11 hits. Atlanta starting pitcher Julio Teheran allowed nine hits and six earned runs while striking out five over 6.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 5-4 for the season. For Sunday’s game the Braves start Alex Wood who has allowed 98 hits and 33 earned runs while striking out 62 over 86.1 innings for a 4-5 record and a 3.44 ERA.
Pittsburgh is 6-0 at home against a left-handed starter, 41-16 against a team with a losing record, and 4-1 in Locke’s last five starts as a home favorite. Atlanta is 2-6 against a left-handed starter, 0-6 as a rad underdog, and 6-14 in Wood’s last 20 road starts. Atlanta is 2-6 in their last eight games in Pittsburgh.
The total in this one is set at 7.5 and I see this one going over that so my free pick is the over. My stronger play is on the winning team and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as the App.