The upcoming MLB clash between the Atlanta Braves and the Pittsburgh Pirates is set to take place on May 25, 2024, at PNC Park, starting at 4:05 PM. Forecasters predict scattered clouds for game day.

Leading the pitching lineup for the Braves will be Reynaldo López, who has an impressive ERA of 1.543 this season. On the other side, Mitch Keller will take the mound for the Pirates, showcasing an ERA of 3.836. As of now, the Braves hold third place in the 2024 NL East Division with a 29-19 record and a .605 winning percentage. They have a divisional record of 10-5. Recently, the Braves have won 4 out of their last 10 games and are recovering from a losing streak (L1). Their home record stands at 16-8, while their away record is 13-11, with a 10-19 split in day versus night games. They have scored 223 runs and conceded 180.

Conversely, the Pittsburgh Pirates rank tenth in the NL Central Division, maintaining a 24-28 record which translates to a .461 winning percentage. Their intra-division record is balanced at 7-7. They have had a modest stretch recently, winning 5 of their last 10 games, and are currently on a winning streak (W1). The Pirates’ performance at home shows a 11-14 record and an equal 13-14 on the road. They have a better record in day games at 14-10 compared to night games at 10-18, with a total of 209 runs scored against 234 allowed.

Bettors should note the interesting odds for this game: the PointSpread is set at 1.5 in favor of the Braves, and the OverUnder for the game is at 8.5 runs. For those looking at the moneyline, the Braves are favorites at -155, whereas the Pirates are listed at +131. These odds suggest that while the Braves are expected to have the edge, it could still be a closely contested game.