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    The Atlanta Braves (14-6) host the Houston Astros (10-10) on Saturday at Truist Park, beginning at 7:20 PM ET. The Braves are favored on the moneyline (-111), while the Astros are -108 underdogs. The Astros are spread favorites (1.5) with +148 odds, despite being the moneyline underdog. Kyle Wright takes the mound first for Atlanta, and Framber Valdez is Houston’s pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Braves vs. Astros

    • Game Day: Saturday, April 22, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:20 PM ET
    • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
    • Stadium: Truist Park
    Braves vs Astros Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Braves -111 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Braves vs. the Astros?

    • TV Channel: BSSO

    Braves Stats & Trends

    Braves Batting

    • The Braves are fifth-best in baseball with 27 total home runs.
    • Atlanta is sixth in the majors with a .261 batting average.
    • The Braves are fourth in MLB with a .343 on-base percentage.
    • Atlanta’s 9.5 strikeouts per game rank 22nd in MLB.
    • The Braves have hit six home runs at home this season (0.8 per game).
    • Atlanta has a .394 slugging percentage and is averaging 3.1 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The club is batting .257 with 69 hits (8.6 per game) at home this season.

    Braves Key Batters

    • Ronald Acuna Jr. has an OPS of 1.007, fueled by an OBP of .448 to go with a slugging percentage of .560. All three of those stats lead Atlanta hitters this season.
    • Among qualifying batters in baseball, Acuna is fourth in batting average, fourth in on-base percentage, and 19th in slugging.
    • Acuna has recorded a base hit in two straight games. During his last five outings he is batting .381 with four doubles and two walks.
    • Matt Olson is batting .266 with five doubles, a triple, six home runs and 14 walks.
    • Olson ranks 79th in batting average, 50th in on-base percentage and 13th in slugging among qualifying hitters.
    • Sean Murphy leads Atlanta with 14 hits. He is batting .250 this season and 11 of his hits have gone for extra bases.
    • Austin Riley has four home runs, 12 RBI and a batting average of .293 this season.

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros’ 20 home runs rank 18th in Major League Baseball.
    • Houston’s .253 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking ninth in MLB.
    • The Astros have an OBP of .332 this season, which ranks ninth in MLB.
    • Houston ranks 11th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.4 Ks per contest.
    • In seven games on the road this season, they’ve hit eight homers, an average of 1.1 per contest.
    • Houston is slugging .429 in seven road games this season.
    • They are averaging 9.7 base hits per game and batting .270 on the road this season.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Kyle Tucker a has .424 on-base percentage to pace the Astros.
    • Including all qualifying hitters in the big leagues, Tucker is 38th in batting average, 13th in on-base percentage and 32nd in slugging percentage.
    • Yordan Alvarez has 17 hits to pace his team.
    • Alvarez ranks 82nd in batting average, 27th in on-base percentage and 24th in slugging percentage in the big leagues.
    • Alex Bregman has three doubles, two home runs and 14 walks while batting .231.
    • Mauricio Dubon leads his team with a .403 slugging percentage.

    Braves vs. Astros Probable Pitchers

    Kyle Wright (ATL) Pitcher Framber Valdez (HOU)
    0 – 0 W/L 1 – 2
    8.2 IP 25
    6.23 ERA 1.80
    1.731 WHIP 1.160
    9.3 K/9 9.0
    7.3 BB/9 2.9

    Braves vs. Astros Injury Updates

    • Braves: Orlando Arcia: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Michael Harris II: 10 Day IL (Back), 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)
    • 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)

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


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