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Atlanta Braves host Houston Astros in baseball action

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Aug 5, 1:35 PM | GrassTurner Field

Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves Odds

36-72TEAM RECORD61-46

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Atlanta and Houston on Sunday, with the host Braves trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

For the Braves, Kris Medlen gets the ball, charged with keeping the Astros hitters off the base paths. He'll face Bud Norris, 5-8 on the year.

View Houston vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Astros were listed as +-230 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Braves - Astros odds would favor the Braves if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Atlanta is rated No. 6 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Houston is at No. 16 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 3 ranked National League offense (4.6 runs per game) against a Astros defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 15 in the National League at 5.1 runs allowed per game. The Braves have been averaging 8.6 hits per game, more than the Astros have managed so far this season (8.1 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Houston owns the National League's No. 16-rated road mark, allowing 5.9 runs per game on the highway. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

The Astros were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at +188 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Houston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Braves, a 3-2 final on Saturday in support of Lucas Harrell at Turner Field.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 2-8
After playing Atlanta are 2-8
After a win are 2-8

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Astros at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Houston

Next up:
Houston home to Washington, Monday, August 6
Atlanta at Philadelphia, Monday, August 6

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