Today, the Houston Astros continue their road trip as they travel to Atlanta to take on the Braves in a three-game series at Truist Park. The Braves follow up a hard-earned victory in a four-game series against division rivals the New York Mets, while the Astros currently have the best record in the American League and come off a tough series in Chicago against the White Sox where they picked up a split.
Houston head into this 2021 World Series rematch with the Braves looking to continue to measure themselves up against the best teams in baseball. Houston has played extremely well against both the Yankees and Mets this season, earning a 9-2 record against the two first-place teams.
There was a time this season that it appeared the Braves would not be in a position to defend the World Series title they won by defeating the Astros in 2021. Fast forward to the summer and the Braves are very much in the hunt for a second-straight title and will welcome the opportunity to gauge themselves against the powerful Astros this weekend.
Like Houston, the Braves are coming off a formidable series themselves, a four-game set against the National League East leaders Mets. The Braves dominated the first two games of the series before dropping a 9-7 decision in game three. On Thursday night against Mets ace Jacob deGrom, the Braves squeaked out a 3-2 victory to take three of four games from the first-place Mets
The pitching matchup is turning out to be an interesting one, with Kyle Wright kicking things off for the Atlanta Braves. The 26-year-old carries a 14-5 record with a 3.14 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP over 134.2 innings pitched while striking out 129. Houston replies back with Lance McCullers Jr, who is just making his 2nd start of the season. He picked up a win in his only game played so far, not giving away a single run and striking out 5 across 6 frames.
Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves Game Information
- Date: 08/19/2022
- Time: 07:20 PM ET
- Location: Truist Park, Atlanta.
- How to Watch: Astros vs Braves AT&T Sportsnet Southwest
- Live Stream: MLB.TV
Astros vs Braves Betting Lines
Astros are +113 according to our Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $113. On the other side, Braves are -123 according to the Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $81.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Astros at a 46.95% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Braves have 55.16% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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