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Atlanta Braves vs Houston Astros Betting Preview

Houston AstrosAtlanta Braves
May 17, 1:05 PM | GrassTurner Field

Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves Odds

15-26TEAM RECORD24-19

The Atlanta Braves host Houston on Tuesday, looking to build on their 24-19 mark against the 15-26 Astros in MLB betting action at Turner Field.

Atlanta hands the ball to starter Derek Lowe in this one and he'll try to improve on his 3-3 mark on the year. Houston counters with Wandy Rodriguez, who will try to quiet the fans and the Braves bats at the same time.

View Houston vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Astros listed as underdogs of +-200 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Braves - Astros odds would favor the Braves if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Atlanta is rated No. 1 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Houston is at No. 15 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 7-rated National League offense, averaging 4.2 runs per game, against a Astros defense that ranks No. 16 in the National League at 5.3 in runs allowed per game. The Braves have averaged 8.2 hits per game so far, less than Astros batters have averaged on the year (9 hits per game).

Defensively, Houston features the National League's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.9 runs per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the National League at home, scoring 4.1 runs per game.

In their last action, Houston was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Braves. Bettors on Atlanta at -225 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Astros were saddled with a loss last time out in Brett Myers' start, as they lost 3-2 against Atlanta on Monday at Turner Field.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 7-3
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Arizona are 4-6
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Astros at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Houston is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
Atlanta is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Houston
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston

Next up:
Houston at St. Louis, Wednesday, May 18
Atlanta at Arizona, Wednesday, May 18