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MLB Game Preview - Astros underdogs vs Braves at Atlanta

Houston AstrosAtlanta Braves
Aug 4, 7:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves Odds

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

The Braves will turn to Paul Maholm and his 9-6 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Astros send Lucas Harrell (8-7) to the hill.

View Houston vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Astros were listed as +-185 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 6-rated Braves and the league No. 16-ranked Astros, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Atlanta and its National League No. 3-rated batting order, averaging 4.6 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 13 lineup of the Astros at 3.8 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Houston owns the National League's No. 16-rated road mark, allowing 6 runs per game on the highway. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

Houston was a 4-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Braves. They lost as +255 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Astros endured a 4-1 loss at the hands of the Braves on Friday, with Armando Galarraga throwing 5 1/3 innings of 5-hit ball at Turner Field.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 2-8
After playing Atlanta are 2-8
After a loss are 1-9

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Astros at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
Atlanta is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Atlanta is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Atlanta is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston at Atlanta, Sunday, August 5