Braves vs Astros Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – August 20, 2022

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The Houston Astros (77-44) will visit the Atlanta Braves (73-47), in the second game of a three-game series, Saturday at 7:15 PM ET. The starting pitchers are Spencer Strider (7-4) for the Braves, and Cristian Javier (7-8) for the Astros.

The Braves (-157) are moneyline favorites at home over the Astros (+134). The total for the Braves-Astros game is 7.5.

Braves vs. Astros Odds

Run Line

Atlanta Braves (-1.5)

Moneyline

Braves (-157)

Total

7.5 Runs (Over: -110, Under: -111)

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

  • Game Day: Saturday, August 20, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:15 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

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 took down the Astros 6-2 yesterday, with Kyle Wright getting the win (6.00 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 7 K) and Austin Riley leading the way offensively (going 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI). Lance McCullers Jr. (5.00 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 6 K) took the loss for the Astros.

Betting Trends

Braves Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Braves have won 64 out of the 92 games, or 69.6%, in which they’ve been favored. Atlanta is 39-16 this season when entering a game favored by -157 or more on the moneyline. The implied probability of a win from the Braves, based on the moneyline, is 61.1%. Atlanta and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 61 of their 121 opportunities. The Braves are 62-59-0 against the spread in their 121 chances this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Austin Riley 119 .291 (23) .357 (26) .572 (4) 6.0% (7) 24.1% (109) 7.1% (96)
Matt Olson 121 .248 (91) .333 (68) .486 (23) 4.7% (23) 24.3% (113) 10.9% (32)
Dansby Swanson 121 .295 (19) .350 (38) .459 (40) 3.1% (70) 26.4% (130) 7.4% (90)
Ronald Acuña Jr. 86 .274 (40) .370 (17) .415 (79) 2.6% (90) 22.6% (93) 11.0% (30)
Marcell Ozuna 108 .214 (136) .263 (141) .393 (102) 4.5% (29) 23.9% (105) 6.0% (119)

Astros Betting Records and Team Stats

The Astros have been chosen as underdogs in 17 games this year and have walked away with the win seven times (41.2%) in those games. Houston has a win-loss record of 1-3 when favored by +134 or worse by bookmakers this year. Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Astros have a 42.7% chance of pulling out a win. Houston and their opponents have gone over in 45 of their 121 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season. The Astros have posted a record of 62-59-0 against the spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Yordan Alvarez 103 .296 (17) .400 (3) .614 (3) 7.3% (3) 19.9% (76) 14.5% (4)
Alex Bregman 117 .264 (60) .367 (22) .472 (31) 3.7% (48) 12.2% (12) 13.0% (10)
Kyle Tucker 113 .259 (71) .340 (57) .480 (26) 4.9% (21) 15.6% (37) 11.1% (27)
Jose Altuve 104 .279 (34) .368 (20) .499 (17) 4.5% (29) 14.3% (21) 10.9% (32)
Yuli Gurriel 110 .245 (97) .293 (128) .379 (117) 1.6% (120) 12.7% (14) 5.3% (133)

Braves vs. Astros Picks and Predictions

We predict that the Braves will pick up the win in this contest, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (-157). If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, we predict the final scoring winding up over the total (7.5 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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