The Pittsburgh Pirates will be heading to Atlanta tonight to begin a weekend series with the Braves. All current MLB odds can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are not off to a bad start and currently sit about 2 games below the .500 mark for the season. They have actually won 6 of their last 10 games as well. A near .500 mark overall is pretty much what people would consider a good season from a team that is in a highly competitive division. The Pirates at times though lack the offensive punch needed to attain such goals. The Pirates will look to build on the success he had in his last outing when he dominated the Cardinals in his first game back off the disabled list.
Atlanta got off to a real rough start early on, but has rebounded nicely and is playing some of the best ball in the whole league. Right now the Braves look like the team we thought would be competing for the NL East. As long as the Braves continue hitting and avoid any big time injuries they should stay in the thick of it. Overall they have won 7 of 10 games and are coming off a series split with the red hot Dodgers which is no small task. Tommy Hanson will start tonight for the Braves where he will be looking to also build on a good outing last time out in Arizona.
We like the run spread here and the Braves to cover. We do not expect AJ Burnett to be as lights out as he was in his first start but before placing a wager read online sportsbook reviews.