On May 24, 2024, the Atlanta Braves are set to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park, with the first pitch at 6:40 PM under skies expected to feature broken clouds. The starter for the Braves remains unnamed, while the Pirates will rely on Bailey Falter, who boasts an ERA of 3.529.

In the 2024 NL East Division, the Braves hold third place with a 29-18 record and a .617 win percentage. They rank second in division performance with a 10-5 record, having won half of their last ten games, and are currently riding a two-game win streak. Domestically, they’ve carved out 16 wins versus 8 losses, and 13-10 on the road. During daytime, they’ve won 10 games, while they shine brighter under the night sky with 19 wins. The Braves have tallied 218 runs and conceded 169.

Conversely, the Pirates find themselves 10th in the NL Central Division with a 23-28 record, reflecting a .451 win percentage and evenly split at 7-7 in their divisional matchups. Sitting fourth within their division, they’ve mirrored the Braves’ recent form with 5 wins in their last 10 outings, but are currently on a two-game losing streak. They’ve struggled more at home with a 10-14 record as opposed to 13-14 on the road. They’ve managed 13 wins in day games versus 10 in night ones. Offensively, the Pirates have pushed across 198 runs, while conceding 229.

As for the betting odds, the point spread stands at 1.5 in favor of the Braves, with a total (over/under) expected to be 9.5 runs for the game. The MoneyLine odds see the Braves as favorites with -164, whereas the Pirates are underdogs at +137. These odds indicate a slight edge for the Braves in what could prove to be a tightly contested matchup.