Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates 8/23/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates 8/23/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Atlanta Braves will take on the Pittsburgh Pirates in an MLB showdown at PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA, on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at 7:05 PM EDT.


The Braves are entering into this game sitting on a 76-48 record overall after a low-scoring match during Monday’s series opener.


Atlanta’s offense wasn’t great but the pitching was exceptional and was able to lead them to the one-run victory. Austin Riley has hit 31 homers and driven in 78 RBIs for the Braves and the team is averaging 4.86 runs per game which is 3rd best in the league. 


Matt Olson leads Atlanta with 119 hits, a batting average of .251, and a team-high 37 doubles while Marcell Ozuna leads with 89 hits, 14 doubles, 20 homers, and 46 RBIs.


Austin Riley is also recording 136 hits with 34 doubles, 31 homers and 78 RBIs while Dansby Swanson also posts 68 RBIs of his own as well as a batting average of .292 and 140 hits this season.


For Tuesday’s game, Max Fried will take the mound for the Braves. He is 11-4 with an ERA of 2.60 and 133 Ks this season.


  • The Atlanta Braves are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games over Pittsburgh.
  • The Braves are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games down the road.
  • Atlanta is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games down the road against the Pirates.

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Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 8/23/2022


The Pittsburgh Pirates are coming to this game with a 47-75 record overall and are hoping to build on some momentum after giving their all against Atlanta in the series opener.


The Pirates have scored only a run in 2 of their last 3 games, and the team’s offense has been a big issue all season. Pittsburgh is averaging 3.61 runs per game, placing 28th in the league. 


Ke’Bryan Hayes leads the Pirates with 98 hits, 18 doubles, a batting average of .251,  as well as 35 RBIs followed by Ben Gamel who has 38 RBIs and Michael Chavis with 39 RBIs this season.


Bryan Reynolds also has a team-high 20 homers with 46 RBIs of his own while Jack Suwinski posts 14 homers this season


JT Brubaker will head to the hill for Pittsburgh in this game. He is 3-10 with an ERA of 4.19 and 124 Ks this season.


  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 matches with the Braves.
  • The total went OVER in 9 of the Pirates’ last 11 contests at home.
  • The Pirates are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games at home against Atlanta.

Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates. The Braves are one of the strongest teams in the MLB at the moment and are scoring the 4th most runs per contest as well as have the 9th highest overall team batting average.


Fried has also been strong all season long whereas the Pirates struggled on the mound, allowing the 27th most runs each game. In his last start, Brubaker gave up zero runs and looked solid on the mound.


In fact, Brubaker hasn’t been bad at home, but he’s a hard pitcher to back, which might be an issue for the team. Prediction: The Atlanta Braves will secure the win 5-2


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Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates 8/23/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:05 PM (EDT)


Location:  PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA 


Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2022 


TV:  Bally Sports South


MLB Odds: Atlanta Braves -1.5


MLB Totals: 8


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