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Braves vs Astros Baseball Game Preview

Atlanta BravesHouston Astros
June 10, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Atlanta Braves vs Houston Astros Odds

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The Houston Astros look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Braves arrive at Minute Maid Park on Friday.

The Astros will rely on Aneury Rodriguez to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Tim Hudson will be his counterpart for the Braves. Aneury Rodriguez is 0-3 this season, and Tim Hudson is 4-5.

View Atlanta vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Astros as +145 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 16 (Astros) and the No. 2 (Braves) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Houston owns the No. 4 ranking for hits in the National League at 9 per game. By contrast, the Braves are rated No. 12 in the same category at 8.2 per game.

Houston owns the National League's No. 15 defense, allowing 5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Atlanta's National League No. 1-rated defense.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Marlins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at -115 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Atlanta rolled to a 3-2 win against Florida on Thursday, as Jair Jurrjens and the Braves' bats led the team to victory at Sun Life Stadium.

The Astros were a 9-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -111 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Houston looks to rebound from a loss to the Cardinals, who beat them 9-2 on Thursday behind a start from Lance Lynn at Minute Maid Park.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Florida are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 2-8
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Braves at Astros trends to consider:
Atlanta is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games on the road
Atlanta is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Houston's last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston's last 12 games when playing at home against Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta at Houston, Saturday, June 11