Braves vs. Pirates - 6/7/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Pirates (30-24) at Atlanta Braves (26-28)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 1:35 pm (Turner Field)
G Cole (8-2) (2.03) vs. A Wood (4-2) (3.19)
The Line: Atlanta Braves +128 / Pittsburgh Pirates -138 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-PIT, FSN-S
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.
The Pittsburgh Pirates look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Pirates have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Pirates have won nine of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Andrew McCutchen leads Pittsburgh with 58 hits and 37 RBI while Starling Marte and Neil Walker have combined for 60 RBI. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won five of their last seven road games. Gerrit Cole gets the nod, and he’s 8-2 with a 1.90 ERA and 79 strikeouts this season. Cole is 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
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The Atlanta Braves look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Braves have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The Braves have won five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Freddie Freeman leads Atlanta with 64 hits and 34 RBI while Andrelton Simmons and Jace Peterson have combined 45 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have won five of their last seven home games. Alex Wood takes the hill, and he’s 4-2 with a 3.19 ERA and 42 strikeouts this season. Wood is 0-1 with a 2.87 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
The Pirates are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 21-7 in Coles last 28 starts. The Braves are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 0-4 in Woods last 4 home starts. The Pirates are 19-39 in the last 58 meetings in Atlanta.
Wood has been really solid this season, so the plus money is the play in my eyes. Cole of course has been far better, but I really like the value of a Braves team at home that has to be feeling good after winning Saturday in a walk off.