Atlanta Braves vs. Pittsburgh Pirates 9/24/14 MLB Pick, Odds and Prediction
Pittsburgh Pirates (86-71) at Atlanta Braves (76-81)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Turner Field)
Jeff Locke (L) (7-5) (3.605) vs. Julio Teheran (R) (13-13) (2.875)
The Line: Atlanta Braves -118 / Pittsburgh Pirates +108 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-Pittsburgh, SportSouth
The Atlanta Braves and the Pittsburgh Pirates face off on Wednesday at Turner Field for game three of their series.
The Atlanta Braves are officially out of the playoffs this season and we saw once again why as they dropped their game on Monday to the Pirates. Freddie Freeman, Justin Upton, and Chris Johnson all had hits as the Braves scored two runs on six hits. Starting pitcher Alex Wood allowed seven hits and three runs while striking out six over 6.2 innings to take the loss and fall to 11-11 for the season. For Wednesday’s game the Braves start Julio Teheran who is 13-13 for the season with a 2.88 Era and a disappointing 0-3 in his last three starts with a 2.66 ERA.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates battled back on Tuesday for the win and with it clinched a spot in the post season. Travis Snider hit a home run and Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte each had two hits as the Pirates scored three runs on eight hits. Starting pitcher Geri Cole allowed four hits and two runs while striking out eight over 7.0 innings to get the win and go to 11-5 for the season and Tony Watson earned his second save. For Wednesday’s game the Pirates start Jeff Locke who is 7-5 with a 3.60 ERA for the season and 1-1 with a 2.79 ERA in his last three starts.
Atlanta is 2-5 in their last seven games as a favorite, 5-17 in their last 22 games, and 0-4 in Teheran’s last four starts. Pittsburgh is 3-9 in their last 12 games as an underdog, 15-3 in their last 18 games, and 6-2 in Locke’s last eight starts as an underdog. Pittsburgh is 17-38 in their last 55 games in Atlanta.
The Braves have packed it in at this point and they are unplayable and the easy play here is the Pirates.
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