Pittsburgh Pirates vs Atlanta Braves 6-12-22

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Atlanta Braves 6/12/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Atlanta Braves 6/12/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Pittsburgh Pirates (23-32) will face off with the Atlanta Braves (32-27) in the series installment finale of the NL Inter-Division at Truist Park in Cumberland on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at 1:35 PM ET.


Pittsburgh needs to win this match against Atlanta after losing the first three installments of a series including their recent 4-10 loss on Saturday. The Pirates also gave up the first two rounds at 1-3 & 2-4.


Pittsburgh fell to 3rd place at 24-33 in the National League Central Division with a .421 team percentage and 8.5 contests behind first place after gaining 196 runs but losing 285 for a -89 run difference for the year.


CF Bryan Reynolds completed two runs on three hits with two RBIs in leading the offense for the Pirates while Zach Thompson pitched for 5.0 frames with 3 hits, 2 earned runs, and one walk but struck out 4 Atlanta hitters.   


Pittsburgh marked a team ERA of 4.35 that ranked 24th this year with a WHIP of 1.37 while their FIP sits at 4.10 this season to date. Their pitching staff fanned out a total of 452 batters while granting 204 walks that earned them a K/BB ratio of 2.22 while yielding 54 dingers and 275 total runs ranked 25th in MLB.


The Pirates will be sending southpaw Jose Quintana (1-3, 3.19 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 46 Ks) to the pitching rubber to start the final match of a series versus the Braves on Sunday. The left-hander thrower conceded 52 hits, 2 home runs, and 19 BBs in pitching for 53.2 innings in pro baseball this season.


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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Atlanta Braves Predictions 6/12/2022


The Atlanta Braves look for their 11th straight victory in facing Pittsburgh on Sunday after winning the first three installments of a series. The Braves beat the Pirates at 3-1, 4-2, and just recently at 10-4 on Saturday.


Atlanta is in 2nd place at 33-27 in the National League East Division with a team percentage of .550 and 6 games behind first-place after collecting 276 runs while wasting 250 for a run difference of +26 this regular season.


3B Austin Riley landed two runs on two base hits with one RBI in leading the Braves in their recent victory while Charlie Morton gave up 5 hits, 4 earned runs, and one walk with 12 strikeouts after pitching for 6.0 innings in the winning effort.  


The Atlanta pitching staff gave up 246 runs, 45 long balls, and 454 hits ranked 11th in the majors while holding a team ERA of 3.71 after allowing 217 earned runs this year.


The team holds a team WHIP of 1.254 with a FIP of 3.46 and has given away 4.20 runs per 9 innings (14th in the league) as a pitching staff this season. They wrung up 549 hitters but awarded 207 free bases that earning them a K/BB ratio of 2.65 for the year.


Right-hander Kyle Wright (6-3, 2.39 ERA, 73 Ks) will be climbing up the hill to start for the Braves in the final match of a series against the Pirates on Sunday. He yielded 46 hits, 23 free bases, and 3 dingers in 67.2 innings pitched in the majors this year.    


Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves. The MLB Pick for this contest is Atlanta -250. The Braves will dominate this game at their home field with a 19-14 record against the Pirates who lost 16 of their last 27 road matches.


Atlanta gained momentum after winning 10 consecutive games and the team will go for a sweep on Sunday. Prediction: The Atlanta Braves will win 4-2.    


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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Atlanta Braves 6/12/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 1:35 PM ET


Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA


Date: Sunday, June 12, 2022


TV: Bally Sports South, ATPT


MLB Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta Braves -250      


MLB Totals: 9


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