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    Mauricio Dubon brings a 14-game hitting streak into the Houston Astros’ (8-10) matchup with the Atlanta Braves (14-5). The Astros are the moneyline favorite (-115) for this contest against the Braves (-105), which starts at 7:20 PM ET on Friday at Truist Park. Houston has Hunter Brown set to start, and Atlanta will send out Bryce Elder.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. Braves

    • Game Day: Friday, April 21, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:20 PM ET
    • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
    • Stadium: Truist Park
    Astros vs Braves Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Astros -115 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Astros vs. the Braves?

    • TV Channel: Apple TV+

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros rank 19th in baseball with 18 total home runs.
    • Houston’s .249 batting average ranks 14th in the majors.
    • The Astros rank 12th in baseball with a .330 on-base percentage.
    • Houston strikes out 8.6 times per game, the No. 11 mark in baseball.
    • The Astros have hit seven home runs on the road this season (1.2 per game).
    • Houston is slugging .421 with 3.3 extra-base hits per game away from home.
    • The team averages 9.5 hits per game and is batting .264 on the road this season.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Kyle Tucker leads Houston with 20 hits and an OBP of .444 this season.
    • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB, Tucker’s batting average ranks 29th, his on-base percentage ranks sixth, and he is 27th in slugging.
    • Tucker has recorded a base hit in three straight games. During his last five outings he is hitting .333 with a double, five walks and two RBI.
    • Yordan Alvarez is hitting .262 with three doubles, four home runs and 12 walks.
    • Among all qualified, Alvarez ranks 88th in batting average, 31st in on-base percentage and 40th in slugging percentage.
    • Jeremy Pena is batting .211 with a .408 slugging percentage and 12 RBI this year.
    • Alex Bregman has been key for Houston with 16 hits, an OBP of .341 plus a slugging percentage of .324.
    • Bregman enters this game on a three-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is batting .263 with a double, three walks and an RBI.

    Braves Stats & Trends

    Braves Batting

    • The Braves’ 27 home runs rank fourth in Major League Baseball.
    • Atlanta has a team batting average of .263 this season, which ranks sixth among MLB teams.
    • The Braves are among the best in the league at getting on base, ranking fifth with an OBP of .345.
    • Atlanta is a team with a lot of swing and miss this season, ranking 26th with an average of 9.3 strikeouts per game.
    • In seven games at home this season, they’ve hit six homers, an average of 0.9 per contest.
    • In seven home games this season, it is slugging .403 with 21 hits going for extra bases.
    • In home games this season, they’re batting .263 with 8.9 base hits per contest.

    Braves Key Batters

    • Ronald Acuna Jr. has put up a .451 on-base percentage and a .544 slugging percentage, both team-best marks for the Braves.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in the big leagues, Acuna’s batting average ranks fourth, his on-base percentage is fifth, and he is 29th in slugging.
    • Matt Olson has collected 21 hits to pace his team.
    • Including all qualified hitters, Olson ranks 60th in batting average, 44th in on-base percentage and ninth in slugging percentage.
    • Sean Murphy has seven doubles, four home runs and 14 walks while hitting .259.
    • Austin Riley has two doubles, four home runs and 11 walks while hitting .282.

    Astros vs. Braves Probable Pitchers

    Hunter Brown (HOU) Pitcher Bryce Elder (ATL)
    2 – 0 W/L 2 – 0
    18.2 IP 17.2
    1.93 ERA 1.53
    1.018 WHIP 1.245
    8.2 K/9 8.7
    2.9 BB/9 3.1

    Astros vs. Braves Injury Updates

    • Astros: Jose Altuve: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Michael Brantley: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Lance McCullers Jr.: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Parker Mushinski: 15 Day IL (Spine), Chas McCormick: day-to-day (Eye)
    • Braves: Michael Harris II: 10 Day IL (Back), Orlando Arcia: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Lucas Luetge: 15 Day IL (Biceps), Collin McHugh: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Raisel Iglesias: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Huascar Ynoa: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Kolby Allard: 60 Day IL (Oblique), Tyler Matzek: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Travis d’Arnaud: 7 Day IL (Concussion)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Astros and Braves (Last 10 Games)


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