Braves vs Astros Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – August 21, 2022

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On Sunday, the Houston Astros (77-45) are visiting the Atlanta Braves (74-47), at 1:35 PM ET. The Braves have won three straight. On the hill for the Braves will be Charlie Morton (6-5), opposed by the Astros’ Jose Urquidy (11-4).

The Braves are moderate favorites on the moneyline (-144) at home over the Astros (+123). The game’s total is set at 8.

Braves vs. Astros Odds

Run Line

Atlanta Braves (-1.5)

Moneyline

Braves (-144)

Total

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

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

  • Game Day: Sunday, August 21, 2022
  • Game Time: 1:35 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
Marcell Ozuna Day-to-day Poss. Suspension

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
Yordan Alvarez Day-to-day Chest
Mauricio Dubon Day-to-day Elbow
Drew Gilbert Minors Elbow

Last Time Out: Braves and Astros

These clubs meet again after the Braves beat the Astros 5-4 yesterday. Jackson Stephens registered the win for the Braves (1.00 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 K), and Vaughn Grissom led the way offensively (2-for-4 with a home run and an RBI). Ryne Stanek (0.00 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 K) took the loss for the Astros.

Betting Trends

Braves Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Braves have won 65 out of the 93 games, or 69.9%, in which they’ve been favored. Atlanta has entered 74 games this season favored by -144 or more and is 54-20 in those contests. The Braves have a 59% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline. Atlanta and its opponents have hit the over in 62 of their 122 games with a total this season. In 122 games with a spread this season, the Braves are 62-60-0 ATS.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Austin Riley 120 .289 (25) .356 (28) .567 (4) 5.9% (7) 24.1% (107) 7.3% (90)
Matt Olson 122 .248 (90) .332 (68) .485 (24) 4.7% (23) 24.3% (112) 10.8% (35)
Dansby Swanson 122 .293 (21) .348 (39) .455 (45) 3.1% (67) 26.2% (128) 7.5% (88)
Ronald Acuña Jr. 87 .271 (42) .368 (20) .410 (84) 2.6% (89) 23.1% (95) 11.1% (29)
Marcell Ozuna 108 .214 (134) .263 (139) .393 (100) 4.5% (29) 23.9% (105) 6.0% (116)

Astros Betting Records and Team Stats

The Astros have been underdogs in 18 games this season and have come away with the win seven times (38.9%) in those contests. Houston has a mark of 1-4 in contests where bookmakers favor them by +123 or worse on the moneyline. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Astros have a 44.8% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest. Contests with Houston have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 46 of 122 chances this season. The Astros have an against the spread record of 63-59-0 in 122 games with a line this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Yordan Alvarez 103 .296 (16) .400 (3) .614 (3) 7.3% (3) 19.9% (77) 14.5% (4)
Alex Bregman 118 .264 (57) .367 (21) .470 (33) 3.6% (48) 12.2% (12) 12.9% (9)
Kyle Tucker 114 .258 (68) .338 (58) .476 (28) 4.8% (21) 15.8% (37) 11.0% (31)
Jose Altuve 105 .275 (39) .364 (22) .492 (18) 4.4% (33) 14.8% (22) 10.8% (35)
Yuli Gurriel 111 .244 (96) .292 (127) .379 (113) 1.6% (119) 13.0% (16) 5.2% (132)

Braves vs. Astros Picks and Predictions

Our prediction for this matchup is the Braves to emerge victorious (-144 on the moneyline), while we predict the scoring will go over the total (8 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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