Pittsburgh Pirates vs Atlanta Braves 5/22/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Atlanta Braves 5/22/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Pittsburgh Pirates (18-25) will duel the Atlanta Braves (20-24) in Game 3 of a four-game series at Truist Park in Atlanta on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at 4:10 PM ET. Pittsburgh split the first two installments of a series versus the Atlanta Braves after a 1-20 loss on Friday. The Pirates will try to bounce back after a horrible 19-run deficit in Game 2 against Atlanta’s bats. Pittsburgh acquired their lone run scored in the final inning of the match. Starter Tyler Anderson earned the loss for the Pirates after allowing a distressing 10 hits and 9 earned runs with 2 walks granted while striking out 7 batters. 3B Erik Gonzalez earned the lone run on two hits for Pittsburgh. 1st Baseman Will Craig and LF Ben Gamel contributed two hits apiece. Catcher Jacob Stallings, Right Fielder Gregory Polanco, Center Fielder Bryan Reynolds, Shortstop/2nd Baseman Kevin Newman, and 2nd Baseman Adam Frazier pitched in one hit each in the loss.

Right-handed Pitcher Mitch Keller will be climbing up the bump to start for the Pirates against the Braves in Game 3 of a series on Saturday. The righty thrower is 2-5 with a 7.16 ERA while striking out 34 batters but awarded 20 free bases on the year. Keller will be pitching in his second career start versus Atlanta on Saturday.

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Atlanta Braves Predictions 5/22/2021

Over Atlanta’s camp, the team managed to even the series after a stunning 20-1 victory over the Pirates on Friday. The Braves started the game with five runs in the 1st and 2nd innings then completed their triumph with a spectacular eight-run score in the 8th frame. Starting Pitcher Ian Anderson did a good job allowing only 6 hits with zero runs and no walk granted but struck out 6 batters in the win. Left Fielder Marcell Ozuna led Atlanta with 3 runs on 3 hits and 2 RBIs while Shortstop Dansby Swanson and Center Fielder Guillermo Heredia chipped in 3 runs on 3 hits with an RBI each. RF Ronald Acuna Jr. led the team with 5 RBIs and scored 2 runs on 2 hits while 1B Austin Riley added 2 runs on 3 hits with 3 RBIs in the winning effort for the Braves.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves. The MLB Pick for this game is Pittsburgh +135. Even though the Pirates had issues in dealing with the Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh managed to win the opening game that snapped their three-game losing streak. Atlanta lost four of their last 5 contests overall and six of the last seven outings played at home in Truist Park. The Braves had difficulty at the plate with an average of .227 BA that ranked 25th in the majors. The Pirates will bounce back and earn a road win on Saturday. Final score prediction, the Pittsburgh Pirates will win at 6-3.

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Atlanta Braves 5/22/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 4:10 PM ET

Location: Truist Park in Atlanta, GA

Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021

TV: Bally Sports Southeast, ATT SportsNet-PIT, FSSE

MLB Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates +135

MLB Totals: 8

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