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Braves vs. Astros Betting Picks - Today's Free MLB Best Bets, Odds, Predictions (8/20)

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Welcome RotoBallers to our betting picks for the Houston Astros vs. Atlanta Braves, another article in our daily series of free MLB betting picks for every game on the schedule. This free MLB betting breakdown article is for Saturday August 20th, 2022.

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Today's Betting Overview - Astros vs. Braves

The Astros take on the Braves on Saturday, August 20th at Truist Park, Atlanta. RotoBaller provides free handicapping pick and odds for all MLB games throughout the 2022 season.

  • Matchup: Houston Astros (77-44) vs. Atlanta Braves (74-47)
  • Date: Saturday August 20th, 2022
  • Time: 7:15 ET
  • Venue: Truist Park, Atlanta

 

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Houston Astros - Today's MLB Betting Analysis

As the Houston Astros travel to take on the Atlanta Braves with a record of 77-44, placing them 1st in the AL West division. So far, Houston has been tough as the road team, putting together a mark of 38-26. In their previous games, the Astros lost by a score of 6-2 to the Braves. For the year, Houston has played a total of 40 series, going 24-12-4.

Cristian Javier gets the starting nod for Houston, looking to improve his overall record of 7-8. Coming into the game, Javier has put together an ERA of 2.96 across his 22 outings. Currently, opponents are batting just .184 against the right-hander. In his 106 innings of work, Javier has given up 13 home runs. For the season, he has picked up 138 strikeouts on a K rate of 32.0%. Thus far, Cristian Javier is averaging 3.3 per 9 innings.

Houston enters play averaging 4.60 runs per game, placing them 8th in the MLB. Over their last 3 games, the team has an average run differential of 13. So far, the Astros have combined for a team batting average of .246, placing them 13th in the league. Over their last three games, the team is hitting .325. So far, Houston's lineup has also been able to hit for power, as their average of 1.36 home runs per game, ranks 4th. To date, the team's barrel rate of 8.5% ranks near the top of the league. Houston's strong OBP of .319 is the 8th best in the league. On average, the team generates walks at a rate of 9.0%.

 

Atlanta Braves - Today's MLB Betting Analysis

At 74-47, the Atlanta Braves will host Atlanta, currently ranked 2nd in the NL East division. On the season, the Braves have an above .500 home record, going 41-23 at Truist Park. In their last game, Atlanta picked up a 6-2 win over the Astros. For the year, the team has played a total of 38 series, going 20-12-6.

Making the start for Atlanta is Spencer Strider, with a record of 7-4. So far, Strider has put together an ERA of 3.23 across his 25 outings. Currently, opponents are batting just .184 against the right-hander. Per 9 innings pitched, Strider is averaging just .48 home runs allowed. For the season, he has a K/BB ratio of 4.06. This has come on a strikeout percentage of 37.0%.

Atlanta comes into this game with a strong offensive unit, averaging 4.88 runs per game, good for 3rd in the MLB. In the team's last 3 contests, their run differential comes in at 3. The Braves are enjoying offensive success as their team batting average ranks 9th, at .253. This includes batting .263 over their last 3 games. The team has also been strong in the power department, averaging 1.52 home runs per game, ranks 2nd. To date, Atlanta has the MLB's 11th best OBP at .317, while genrating walks at a rate of 7.7%.

 

Today's MLB Betting Pick - Astros vs. Braves

Heading into today's matchup between Houston and Atlanta, the Braves are the betting favorite at -136 on the moneyline. Atlanta's implied win probability sits at 57.63%. The MLB predictive model shows Atlanta holding the advantage in both starting pitching and at the plate. It is recommended to take the Braves on the moneyline.

Recommended Betting Pick: Braves Moneyline



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