Houston Astros at Atlanta Braves: 8/21/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Atlanta Braves (74-47) vs Houston Astros (77-44)

Game Info: Sunday, August 21, 2022 at 1:35 pm (Truist Park)

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Betting Odds: Atlanta Braves -152 / Houston Astros +115 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Atlanta Braves will visit the Houston Astros in the third game of their series in the American League West versus National League East from Truist Park on Sunday afternoon. The weather is expected to be mildly humid with a 100% chance of rain and 2.5 miles per hour winds.  

The Atlanta Braves are coming off of a 8 run loss against the Houston Astros in their last game. The Olson's check-swing double to left with the infield shifted the other way brought home the tying run in the 11th in the win. The series is at 1-1 going into game 3.

Cristian Javier got the start for the Atlanta Braves. He has a 2.88 ERA, with 146 strikes and a 1.00 whip. He pitched two-hit ball in 6 innings of play in the win.

Atlanta Braves right-hander, Charlie Morton will be the starter for this one. He has a 4.04 ERA with 153 strikes and a 1.18 whip. The series is at 1-1 going into game 3.

The Houston Astros are coming off of a 8 run win against the Atlanta Braves in their last game. 

Spencer Strider got the start for the Houston Astros. He has a 2.95 ERA, with 151 strikes and a 1.02 whip. He surrendered three hits, walked two and struck out nine in the loss. 

Houston Astros right-hander, José Urquidy will be the starter for this one. He has a 3.69 ERA with 98 strikes and a 1.14 whip.

The under is 8-3-1 in the last 12 meetings in Atlanta and is 4-1-2 in the last 7 meetings.

The Atlanta Braves are 8-1 in their last 9 interleague games and are 7-1 in their last 8 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Atlanta Braves are also 5-1 in their last 6 vs. American League West. The Astros are 2-5 in their last 7 road games vs. a right-handed starter and are 2-5 in their last 7 road games. The Braves should get the win as the Astros are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and are 4-10 in the last 14 meetings in Atlanta.

Clayton’s Pick Braves ML

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