Pirates vs. Braves - 6/26/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (35-38) at Pittsburgh Pirates (40-31)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 26, 2015 at 7:05 pm (PNC Park)
W Perez (4-0) (2.78) vs. F Liriano (4-6) (3.26)
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -188 / Atlanta Braves +178 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-S, ROOT-PIT
The Atlanta Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Atlanta Braves look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Braves have scored two runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last seven games. The Braves have lost four of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Nick Markakis leads Atlanta with 83 hits and 21 RBI while Freddie Freeman and Jace Peterson have combined for 72 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have lost four straight road games. Williams Perez gets the nod, and he’s 4-0 with a 2.78 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. This will be Perez’s second career game against the Pirates.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Pirates have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Pirates have lost four straight games when scoring three or less runs. Josh Harrison leads Pittsburgh with 76 hits and 22 RBI while Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte have combined for 89 RBI. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won six of their last eight home games. Francisco Liriano takes the hill, and he’s 4-6 with a 3.26 ERA and 105 strikeouts this season. Liriano is 2-1 with a 4.00 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
The Braves are 2-5 in their last 7 games vs. a left-handed starter and 4-1 in Perezs last 5 starts. The Pirates are 8-2 in their last 10 during game 1 of a series and 4-11 in Lirianos last 15 starts. The Braves are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings.
The Pirates are coming off a long Thursday night game and have been in a serious scoring drought. Meanwhile, the Braves have been hanging in there and have Perez, who has been solid all year. I'll take a shot in the dark with this line.