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    A pair of the league’s best power hitters face off when the Atlanta Braves (74-47) and the Houston Astros (77-44) meet at 7:15 PM ET on Saturday at Truist Park. Austin Riley has 31 home runs (third in the league) for the favored Braves (-163), and Yordan Alvarez ranks third in MLB play with 31 long balls this season for the Astros (+139). Atlanta has Spencer Strider set to start, and Houston will counter with Cristian Javier.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Braves vs. Astros

    • Game Day: Saturday, August 20, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:15 PM ET
    • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
    • Stadium: Truist Park
    Braves vs Astros Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Braves -163 7.5

    Braves Stats & Trends

    Braves Batting

    • The Braves average 1.5 home runs per game to rank second in baseball with 184 total home runs.
    • The Braves rank eighth in the majors with a .253 batting average.
    • The Braves are 11th in the league with an on-base percentage of .317.
    • Braves batters strike out 9.2 times per game, the 29th-most in baseball.
    • The Braves average 1.5 homers per home game this season (96 total at home).
    • The Braves have a .450 slugging percentage and are averaging 3.3 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • At home this season the team averages 8.5 hits per game and is batting .258.

    Braves Key Batters

    • Riley has 136 hits, which ranks first among Atlanta hitters this season, while batting .291 with 67 extra-base hits.
    • Among all qualifying hitters in MLB, Riley ranks 24th in batting average, 26th in on-base percentage, and fourth in slugging.
    • Riley will look for his third straight game with a hit in this contest. In his last five games he is batting .263 with a home run, a walk and four RBI.
    • Matt Olson is batting .248 with 36 doubles, 25 home runs and 58 walks.
    • Among all qualifying players, Olson is 91st in batting average, 67th in on-base percentage and 23rd in slugging percentage.
    • Dansby Swanson has hit 16 homers with a team-high .459 SLG this season.
    • Swanson takes a two-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is batting .421 with three doubles, two walks and seven RBI.
    • Ronald Acuna Jr. leads Atlanta in OBP (.369) this season, fueled by 90 hits.

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros’ 165 home runs rank third in Major League Baseball.
    • The Astros rank 13th in MLB with a .245 team batting average.
    • The Astros have an OBP of .319 this season, which ranks eighth in MLB.
    • The Astros rank second in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 7.3 whiffs per contest.
    • They’ve hit 85 homers, an average of 1.3 per game, in 64 road contests this season.
    • In 64 road games this season, they’re slugging .415 with 211 hits going for extra bases.
    • They are averaging 8.2 base hits per game and batting .239 on the road this season.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Alvarez has a team-best OBP (.400), and leads the Astros in hits (105).
    • Including all qualified hitters, Alvarez is 19th in batting average, while his on-base percentage is third and he is third in slugging.
    • Alex Bregman’s .472 slugging percentage leads his team.
    • Including all qualified hitters, Bregman’s batting average places him 62nd, his on-base percentage is 21st, and he is 31st in slugging.
    • Kyle Tucker has 20 doubles, a triple, 22 home runs and 50 walks while hitting .259.
    • Jose Altuve has 26 doubles, 20 home runs and 49 walks while hitting .279.

    Braves vs. Astros Probable Pitchers

    Strider Javier
    14 GS 18
    7-4 W-L 7-8
    3.04 ERA 2.96
    94.2 IP 106.1
    35 BB 39
    142 SO 138

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