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Atlanta Braves vs. Houston Astros – MLB – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The Atlanta Braves (73-47) host the Houston Astros (77-43) to kick off a three-game series at Truist Park, with first pitch at 7:20 PM ET on Friday. The Braves are coming off a series victory over the Mets, and the Astros a series split with the White Sox.

The Braves are the home favorite (-133) versus the Astros (+113). The scheduled starters are Kyle Wright (14-5) for the Atlanta Braves, and Lance McCullers Jr. (1-0) for the Houston Astros. The contest has an over/under of 8.5.

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Braves vs. Astros Last 10 Games Betting Performance

Braves

  • Atlanta played eight of its last 10 games as the moneyline favorite, and won all of them.
  • In their last 10 matchups (all 10 of them had set totals), the Braves and their opponents combined to go over the run total four times.
  • Atlanta has an 8-2-0 record against the spread over its past 10 games.

Astros

  • Sportsbooks have not installed Houston as the underdog in any of its last 10 games.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Astros and their opponents have combined to hit the over six times.
  • Over its last 10 games, Houston is 6-4-0 against the spread.
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Braves vs. Astros Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Kyle Wright

  • The Braves have a 10-12-0 record against the spread in Wright’s starts.
  • The Braves are 15-3 in Wright’s 18 starts this season with Atlanta as the moneyline favorite.
  • Wright’s team is 16-6 in his 22 starts.
  • Wright’s starts hit the over on the run total seven times in 22 games with a set total this season.

Projected starter: Lance McCullers Jr.

  • McCullers helped his team cover the spread in his only opportunity this season as a starter.
  • This will be his first start this season with his team as the moneyline underdog.
  • McCullers’ team won in his only start this season.
  • The only game started by McCullers with a total this season hit the under.

Braves Batting Leaders

  • Austin Riley has launched a team-best 30 home runs.
  • In MLB, Riley ranks fourth in homers and 11th in RBI.
  • Matt Olson’s 79 runs batted in are a team-high mark.
  • Olson ranks 15th in home runs among hitters in MLB play and ninth in RBI.
  • Dansby Swanson paces the Braves with a .292 batting average.
  • Ronald Acuna Jr. has 16 doubles, 10 home runs and 41 walks while hitting .272.

Astros Batting Leaders

  • Yordan Alvarez leads Houston in batting average (.297) and home runs (31) this season, while also chipping in with 77 RBI.
  • Alvarez’s home run total ranks third in the majors, and he is 10th in RBI.
  • Alvarez takes a three-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .267 with a double, three walks and three RBI.
  • Alex Bregman has 109 hits and an OBP of .367 to go with a slugging percentage of .472 this season.
  • Bregman ranks 40th among hitters in the big leagues in homers, and 18th in RBI.
  • Kyle Tucker leads Houston in runs batted in (80) this season. He has a .256 batting average and a .470 slugging percentage.
  • Tucker has safely hit in 10 games in a row. In his last 10 outings he is hitting .390 with three doubles, a triple, two home runs, two walks and 13 RBI.
  • Jose Altuve has collected 107 hits this season and has an OBP of .367. He’s slugging .499 on the year.

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