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Baseball Matchup - Atlanta Braves Houston Astros Odds Preview

Houston AstrosAtlanta Braves
May 16, 7:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves Odds

15-25TEAM RECORD23-19

Atlanta will look to improve on its 23-19 record when take on Houston, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Monday.

Brett Myers gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Astros on this day; he's 1-3 on the season. The Braves, meanwhile, will counter with Tommy Hanson, who will be looking to improve on his 4-3 mark.

View Houston vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Braves in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -230 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

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:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Atlanta has the National League's No. 10-rated offensive output, at 8.2 hits per game. The Astros average 9.1 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the National League list.

Atlanta owns the National League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston's National League No. 16-rated defense.

Houston lost its last outing, a 7-4 result against the Mets on May 15. Bettors who backed the Mets at -119 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Houston didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-4 to New York on Sunday at Minute Maid Park.

Atlanta was a 3-2 winner in its last match at home against the Phillies. They won as +105 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Braves grabbed a win last time out, defeating Roy Halladay and the Phillies 3-2 on Sunday at Turner Field.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Astros at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
Houston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Houston is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Houston
Atlanta is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Atlanta's last 11 games at home
Atlanta is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games

Next up:
Houston at Atlanta, Tuesday, May 17