Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves 8-19-22

Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves 8/19/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves 8/19/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Houston Astros will meet with the Atlanta Braves in MLB action in Truist Park, GA, on Friday, August 19, 2022, at 7:20 PM ET.


In this World Series rematch versus the Braves in 2021, the Houston Astros hope to maintain their status as one of baseball’s elite squads.


With a 9-2 record versus the two first-place clubs this season, Houston performed incredibly well against both the Yankees and Mets.


Houston will now have the opportunity to play the team they lost to in the 2021 World Series final. Houston enters the matchup coming off a challenging four-game series against the White Sox in Chicago.


Houston lost its first two matches before turning things around on Wednesday night with a victory.


The Astros’ gaudy record as one of baseball’s top teams is supported by the team’s seasonal statistics. Houston is first in quality appearances, second in ERA, and sixth in saves in baseball.


Houston is sixth in slugging percentage and fifth in home runs per game in terms of offense. Lance McCullers Jr.’s recent return from the IL gave Houston’s starting rotation a lift.


While rusty in his first start of the year against the A’s, McCullers Jr. produced six scoreless innings and struck out 5 batters in an 8-0 Astros victory.


  • The Houston Astros are 6-2 SU in their last 8 matches. 
  • Houston is 2-4 SU in their last 6 matches against Atlanta. 
  • The total went UNDER in 6 of the Astros’ last 9 matches on the road.

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Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves Predictions 8/19/2022


There was a point during the current campaign when it seemed unlikely that the Braves would be able to successfully defend the World Series championship they won by defeating the Astros in 2021.


In the summer, the Braves are still very much in contention for a second consecutive championship and will relish the chance to compare themselves to the formidable Astros this weekend.


The Braves are returning from a difficult four-game set against the NL East-leading Mets, just like Houston did. Before losing game three 9-7, the Braves swept the first two matches of the series.


Wright is penciled in to start in this position rather than being written in ink because he complained of shoulder fatigue during his most recent start on August 10th.


If Wright plays, he will bring a 14-5 record to this contest. Wright has a 4-1 record with a 3.69 ERA in his previous five appearances, allowing 32 hits over 31.2 innings of work.


During that time, he struck out 27 batters, but in his previous five games, he allowed seven home runs. The Braves will probably turn to Ian Anderson if Wright is unable to play (10-6, 5.00 ERA).


  • The Atlanta Braves are 9-1 SU in their last 10 matches. 
  • The total went UNDER in 11 of Atlanta’s last 16 matches against Houston. 
  • The Braves are 7-2 SU in their last 9 matches at home.

Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves. The MLB pick for this game is the Atlanta Braves. I think the Braves will win this opener if Wright is able to play. Wright should be strong as he will be training after seven full days of rest.


Despite claiming to be exhausted, Wright has won four of his past five appearances and is still a top starter. This year, the Braves are 16-6 in his 22 starts. Wright has a 3.03 ERA in 13 starts at home and a 9-2 record.


The Braves are currently 8-2 in their past ten games and have a team record of 39-23 heading into Thursday’s finale against the Mets.


As the right-hander is coming off an injury, Houston will be cautious when starting McCullers in the first game. In the face of a strong, long-lasting Braves lineup, I don’t anticipate him to survive past the fifth inning.


In the opening game, expect the blazing-hot Braves to declare that Atlanta is still the home of the World Series championship. Atlanta will win predicted at 5-4.


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Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves 8/19/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:20 PM (EDT)


Location: Truist Park, GA


Date: Friday, August 19, 2022




MLB Odds: Atlanta Braves -134


MLB Totals: 8.5


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