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Atlanta Braves vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

June 30, 2024


Game 3 of a three-game weekend series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Atlanta Braves will take place on Sunday morning. The Pirates will travel to Atlanta, Georgia, to face the Braves at Truist Park. The game is scheduled to start at 11:45 AM ET and will air on the Roku Channel.


Pittsburgh Pirates Team Preview


The Pittsburgh Pirates are in danger of being swept for the 3rd time this season after being swept 0-3 on the road against the Oakland Athletics and 0-3 on the road against the New York Mets after losing the first two games of the series against the Braves with a 1-6 loss in Game 1 on Friday and a 1-2 loss in extra innings in Game 2 of the series on Saturday.


The Pirates have lost by an average margin of three runs per game in the series. However, they had a close loss on Saturday, losing 1-2 in the bottom of the 10th inning. Paul Skenes had another great start and recorded his seventh quality start and his fourth quality start in a row after pitching six innings, allowing one run, and striking out six batters. However, Skenes's start resulted in a no-decision.


The lone run for Pittsburgh came in the 5th inning when Michael Taylor scored off a sacrifice fly ball hit by Edward Olivares. Pittsburgh has lost three straight games in the series against Atlanta and has lost by an average margin of 4.33 runs per game in those contests.


The Pittsburgh Pirates will travel to face the Atlanta Braves in Game 3, looking to avoid the series sweep and end their three-game losing streak.


Atlanta Braves Team Preview


Atlanta continues to be one of the top teams in the National League this season despite losing their best batter, Ronald Acuna, and their best pitcher, Spencer Strider, for the season as they enter the series finale against Pittsburgh on a two-game winning streak, in 2nd place in the NL East, and with the 4th best record in the NL at 46-35 after winning the first two games of the series against the Pirates.


Atlanta was the first to score a run in the game on Saturday against Pittsburgh, which came in the 1st inning when Jarred Kelenic hit a one-run home run. However, they would not score another run until the bottom of the 10th inning when Adam Duvall hit a game-winning single that scored Luke Williams.


Max Fried had another quality start this season, pitching six innings, allowing one run, and striking out four batters. However, his start resulted in a no-decision. The Braves have won three straight and six of the previous ten meetings with the Pirates and have outscored Pittsburgh by an average of 5 to 4.2 runs per game in those contests.


The Atlanta Braves will look to extend their winning streak in the series to four games when they host the Pittsburgh Pirates for Game 3 of the series on Sunday morning.


Odds and Series Trends


JustBet has the Atlanta Braves listed as -180 moneyline favorites at home against the Pittsburgh Pirates for Game 3 of the series on Sunday morning.


Atlanta has won six of the last ten by an average margin of .8 runs per game, including three straight games in the series, with an average margin of 4.33 runs per game.


Game Pick


Atlanta has the fourth-best record in the National League and has 11 games above .500 at 46-35, while Pittsburgh is in third place in the NL Central and has four games below .500 in the year. The Braves have won three of the five meetings this season, including three straight by an average margin of 4.33 runs per game.


Take the run line for the Atlanta Braves when they host the Pittsburgh Pirates for Game 3 of the series on Sunday morning.


Spooky Express Pick: Atlanta Braves Run Line -1.5 (+110)