Atlanta Braves vs Houston Astros Prediction MLB Picks 4/16/24

Houston Astros (6-11) vs Atlanta Braves (9-5)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)

Hunter Brown (0-2) (16.43) vs Reynaldo Lopez (1-0) (0.75)

Betting Odds: Houston Astros -105 / Atlanta Braves -112 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Houston Astros will host the Atlanta Braves for game two of their interleague series this Tuesday from Minute Maid Park. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Braves vs Astros Prediction.

Atlanta Braves Preview

Atlanta enters at 10-5 after defeating Houston, 6-1. The Braves pulled away in the final frame to take game one from the Astros, and they’ll seek more success in Houston this Tuesday. Atlanta is batting .299, while scoring 4.2 runs per game, with a team ERA of 4.74.

Projected Starter

Reynaldo Lopez (1-0, 0.75 ERA, 11 K) will make the start for Atlanta. The veteran righty followed up his revenge start in the Southside with a strong outing versus the Mets, striking out six over six scoreless frames en route to a victory. The former longtime White Sox pitcher has come on strong with the Braves early on, and he’ll look to keep things going here in Space City. 

Atlanta’s Player Props

  • Marcell Ozuna has recorded at least one hit in each of the Braves' last 13 games as favorites.
  • Adam Duvall has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 11 appearances against the Astros.
  • Ronald Acuna Jr. ranks T1st in the league in Steals (7) this season.

Houston Astros Preview

Houston comes in at 6-12 after falling to Atlanta, 6-1. The Astros came out flat versus the Braves last night, and they’ll try to get back into the win column here in game two. Houston is batting .276, while scoring 3.71 runs per game, with a team ERA of 5.34.

Houston’s Player Props

  • Jose Altuve has tallied three base knocks in three of the last four games, and he leads Houston in batting (.382) and hits (23). 
  • Yordan Alvarez recorded a run in all three matchups with Texas, and he’s posting a line of .328/4/12.  
  • Kyle Tucker produced six runs in the versus the Rangers, and he now leads the Astros in RBI (15), while hitting .269.  
  • Jeremy Pena brings an eight-game hit streak into this series, and he’s batting .333, with 8 runs batted in.  

Atlanta’s Team Facts

  • The Braves have led after 3 innings in each of their last five night games

Houston’s Team Facts 

  • The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Astros' last five games as home underdogs

Braves vs Astros Prediction

Houston edged out Atlanta in last night’s battle of heavyweights, and with a struggling Hunter Brown set to go game in game two, I like them doubling down. The Braves will be sending a sturdy Reynaldo Lopez to the bump, and if he can keep his hot start going, the visitors will be in position to secure the series victory. While I do like ATL winning this game, I think Houston will wake up a little on the offensive side, so I like backing the Over for this interleague matchup. 

Corey’s Pick ATL?HOU To Go OVER

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