Braves vs Astros Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – August 19, 2022

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On Friday, a series opener is on the schedule, with the Atlanta Braves (72-47) hosting the Houston Astros (77-43) at 7:20 PM ET. The starting pitchers are Kyle Wright (14-5) for the Braves, and Lance McCullers Jr. (1-0) for the Astros.

Oddsmakers have made the Braves a decent moneyline favorite (-129) at home over the Astros (+109). The over/under in this contest is 8.5.

Braves vs. Astros Odds

Run Line

Atlanta Braves (-1.5)

Moneyline

Braves (-129)

Total

8.5 Runs (Over: -108, Under: -112)

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When, Where, at What Time is Braves vs. Astros

  • Game Day: Friday, August 19, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:20 PM ET
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Stadium: Truist Park

Braves Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Ehire Adrianza 10 Day Injury List Illness
Orlando Arcia 10 Day Injury List Hamstring
Chadwick Tromp 10 Day Injury List Quadricep
Darren O’Day 15 Day Injury List Calf
Ozzie Albies 60 Day Injury List Foot
Mike Soroka 60 Day Injury List Achilles
Adam Duvall 60 Day Injury List Wrist
Manny Piña 60 Day Injury List Wrist
Luke Jackson 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Ronald Acuña Jr. Day-to-day Knee
Eddie Rosario Day-to-day Hamstring
Travis d’Arnaud Day-to-day Leg

Astros Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Aledmys Díaz 10 Day Injury List Groin
Jason Castro 60 Day Injury List Knee
Michael Brantley 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Josh James 60 Day Injury List Back
Blake Taylor 60 Day Injury List Elbow

Last Time Out: Braves and Astros

The Braves won 3-2 over the Mets yesterday in their last game. Max Fried was the winning pitcher after throwing seven innings, giving up two earned runs on four hits while striking out six, while Dansby Swanson finished 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI to lead them offensively.

Yesterday, the Astros defeated the White Sox 21-5. Luis Garcia was the winning pitcher after throwing five innings, giving up three earned runs on seven hits while striking out four. Alex Bregman paced the Astros’ offense, going 4-for-6 with two doubles, two home runs and six RBI.

Betting Trends

Braves Betting Records and Team Stats

The Braves have entered the game as favorites 91 times this season and won 63, or 69.2%, of those games. Atlanta has a record of 59-23 in games where oddsmakers favor them by at least -129 on the moneyline. The Braves have a 56.3% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline. Atlanta’s games have gone over the total in 61 of their 120 chances. The Braves have an ATS record of 61-59-0 in 120 games with a spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Austin Riley 118 .289 (23) .355 (32) .566 (5) 5.8% (9) 24.4% (111) 7.2% (93)
Matt Olson 120 .248 (91) .333 (69) .487 (23) 4.8% (21) 24.5% (114) 10.8% (37)
Dansby Swanson 120 .292 (21) .347 (42) .455 (43) 3.1% (71) 26.5% (129) 7.5% (90)
Ronald Acuña Jr. 85 .272 (41) .367 (21) .414 (83) 2.7% (88) 22.6% (94) 10.9% (33)
Marcell Ozuna 108 .214 (136) .263 (141) .393 (102) 4.5% (27) 23.9% (106) 6.0% (119)

Astros Betting Records and Team Stats

The Astros have been victorious in seven, or 43.8%, of the 16 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season. This season, Houston has come away with a win three times in seven chances when named as an underdog of at least +109 or worse on the moneyline. The Astros have an implied victory probability of 47.8% according to the moneyline set for this matchup. Houston and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 45 of their 120 opportunities. The Astros have posted a record of 62-58-0 against the spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Yordan Alvarez 102 .297 (17) .402 (3) .618 (3) 7.3% (3) 19.5% (72) 14.6% (4)
Alex Bregman 116 .264 (61) .368 (20) .472 (30) 3.7% (47) 12.3% (11) 13.1% (10)
Kyle Tucker 112 .256 (74) .339 (59) .470 (34) 4.7% (22) 15.7% (37) 11.2% (27)
Jose Altuve 103 .276 (36) .367 (21) .499 (17) 4.5% (27) 14.4% (21) 11.0% (30)
Yuli Gurriel 109 .248 (91) .295 (127) .382 (115) 1.6% (119) 12.6% (14) 5.3% (133)

Braves vs. Astros Picks and Predictions

Our pick for Braves vs. Astros sees the Braves (-129 on the moneyline) as the pick to win. For the total, we pick the under on 8.5 runs.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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