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Atlanta Braves vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 6/13/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Pittsburgh Pirates at Atlanta Braves
Date & Time Thursday June 13, 2019, 12:10 PM (EDT)
Location
SunTrust Park
Atlanta, Georgia
The Line
Atlanta Braves -170 / Pittsburgh Pirates +160 O/U: 9
TV Channel
FSSE, ATPT
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The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Atlanta Braves will meet up on the MLB diamond Thursday to finish their series.

In the Monday edition of this set, the Braves banged out a 13-7, and on Tuesday Atlanta kept it going with a 7-5 win. On Wednesday, Atlanta won in walk-off fashion 8-7 in the 11th inning. The Braves secured a high-flying win with six runs in the first three innings.

For the Thursday game, the Pirates will be sending out Joe Musgrove for the start. Over his 73.2 innings and 4-6 mark so far, Musgrove has a 4.40 ERA with 58 Ks and 20 BBs.

Over on the Braves’ side, they’re going with Julio Teheran to start the Thursday game. In his 77.1 innings and 4-4 mark this year, Teheran has a 3.03 ERA with 74 Ks and 37 BBs.

The Pirates are 3-9 in their last 12 Thursday games and 3-7 in Musgrove’s last 10 starts. Pittsburgh is 3-9 in Musgrove’s last 12 road starts and 0-4 in his last four Thursday starts.

Meanwhile, the Braves are 6-2 in their last eight in game four of a series and 6-1 in Teheran’s last seven starts. Atlanta is 5-1 in Teheran’s last six home starts and 1-4 in his last five Thursday starts.

Musgrove had a couple of rough starts last month, with 11 earned on 21 hits in 11.0 innings. Since then he’s given up zero on six hits in his last 8.2 (though one was a very brief outing).

As for Teheran, he’s been chugging along very well since the beginning of May, never giving up more than one earned run in a span of seven starts. I like Teheran to keep it rolling here and help the Braves get a win.

Pick:
Atlanta Braves -170

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