Atlanta Braves vs Houston Astros Prediction MLB Picks 4/17/24

Houston Astros (6-12) vs Atlanta Braves (10-5)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 2:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)

J.P. France (0-2) (8.22) vs Max Fried (1-0) (8.74)

Betting Odds: Houston Astros +111 / Atlanta Braves -132 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Houston Astros will host the Atlanta Braves for their interleague series finale this Wednesday 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 11-5 after defeating Houston, 6-2. The Astros controlled the entire contest to take game two, and they’ll look to bring the brooms out here on Wednesday. Atlanta is batting .299, while scoring 4.2 runs per game, with a team ERA of 4.74. The Braves will take on the Rangers and Marlins after this series.

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 6-13 after falling to Atlanta, 6-2. The Astros struggled at the plate again last night, and they’ll try to dodge being swept here at home. 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 four 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

Atlanta has come into Houston and asserted themselves, and I like leaning on them to complete the sweep here Wednesday. The Braves have simply been a step ahead of the struggling Astros, and they simply feel trustworthy here. Give Atlanta’s ML a look, but roll with the Over for this interleague series finale. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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