Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves, second game of the series, the Braves won the first game of this series just for one run, it was a tight game from the beginning. The Pirates at home have not had luck in the last games, things have become complicated and the lack of offense has been very obvious. For this second game the Pirates will surely look to improve the offense and have a much more versatile pitcher in the mound.
Pittsburgh Pirates: We want to defend our home.
The Pirates have a record of 35 wins and 31 home losses with 53% effective. The first game against the Braves was well worked by both teams, the Pirates had 7 hits and the Braves 10 hits, but the visitors scored a single run in the first inning and that was enough to win the game. Another curious fact about the first game was that the Braves had more men left on base than the Pirates, 18 against 15 but that did not help.
Ivan Nova with 7 wins and 7 losses is in charge of the second game of the series, this season Nova is 2-2 in the last 4 games at home, this is his third year with the Pirates, the year he finished the season 11- 14 The Pirates at home are scoring an average of 4.18 runs, 8.44 hits and up to 0.80 homeruns.
Atlanta Braves: We’re better on the road.
The Braves have a victory more on the road than at home, on the road the record is slightly better with 35 wins and 27 losses, 56.5% of effectiveness. Bryse Wilson was the key to the first game of the series, but that was yesterday, the Braves know that today the Pirates will play harder than yesterday. In the last 10 games on the road the Braves have 6 wins and 4 losses, before this series tied the series against the Nats 2-2.
Julio Teheran, an 8-year veteran with the Braves, could be another key player tonight to win the second game of this series. Teheran has never been the best pitcher, but he is one of the most effective with the Braves. The season for Tehran is at 8-7, .533, 4.24 and 1219 WHIP.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves 08/21/2018 is: Take the Pittsburgh Pirates -115 (Moneyline)
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