Picks & Predictions: Braves vs Pirates 8/7/2023

Picks & Predictions: Braves vs Pirates 8/7/2023

August 7, 2023


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The Braves are currently in first place in the NL East and look to be on their path to winning the entire National League. On the other hand, the Pirates spent a large stretch of the season in first place in the NL Central. Since then, they’ve taken a major tumble, dropping all the way to fourth place with a 50-61 record.


With 212 home runs, the Braves are MLB’s most exciting team to watch. The nearest competing team scored fewer than 180. Matt Olson has hit 39 home runs, and MVP favorite Ronald Acuna Jr.


The Braves will send out one of the best pitchers in Major League Baseball, Spencer Strider, to the mound. He has the highest K/9 (14.4) and total wins (12) in the league. Strider went through a rough patch, but he was able to overcome it in his last race.



His recent game against the Angels marked the end of a streak of four in which he had ten or more strikeouts. Recently, the Pirates have struggled at the plate, with a somewhat higher strikeout percentage than usual, which means that Strider heads into this one fully confident.


After a promising start to the season, Strider settled into a 4.01 ERA in May, a 5.46 ERA in June, and a 3.73 ERA in July. Strider throws his fastball 59.2 percent of the time this season, making it his go-to pitch. The Pirates’ chances of winning the game depend on their ability to hit the fastball.


Now if we take a look at the Pirates’ pitcher, Osvaldo Bido has not fared well this year. His WHIP is 1.52, and his ERA is over 5. The offensive prowess of the Atlanta Braves is among the best in the league. They lead the league in home runs, slugging percentage, and scoring, so Bido is definitely going to have a hard time against Atlanta.


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Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates Game Information


  • Date: 08/07/2023
  • Time: 07:05 PM ET
  • Location: PNC Park.
  • How to Watch Braves vs Pirates: MLB.TV
  • Live Stream: MLB.TV


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