Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves 8/20/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves 8/20/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Houston Astros will vie for supremacy over the diamond with the Braves at Truist Park in Atlanta, GA Saturday evening. Houston recently lost its 3-game series installment opener to a score of 2-6 yesterday.


The team leads the season series at 1-0. The Astros are 77-44 overall placing them 2nd in the American League East Division and are 38-26 on the road. The Astros went 20-13 in games decided by one run.


Houston is 10-6 in their last 16 contests of the season. The team played four matches versus the White Sox this week, winning Wednesday and Thursday for a split series.


The Astros were out-hit 12-7 in a 6-2 defeat yesterday. Pitcher Lance McCullers put up 5.0 innings in the start with three earned on seven hits and three walks.


Pitcher Cristian Javier will take the mound for the Saturday start on the Astros’ side. This year in 22 games (18 starts) Javier is 7-8 with a 2.96 ERA. In 106.1 innings total, he has 35 earned, 70 hits, 39 walks, and 138 Ks.


  • The Under is 4-0-1 in Urquidy’s last 5 starts vs. a team with a winning record.
  • The Over is 5-0 in the Astros’ last 5 road games with the total set at 11.0 or higher.
  • The Over is 4-0 in the Astros’ last 4 road games with the total set at 6.5 or lower.

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Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves Predictions 8/20/2022


At “ The Peach State “, the Atlanta Braves continue their winning run with 2 victories in a row. Atlanta recently won over the Astros making it a 74-47 record overall and placing them 2nd in the National League East Division and a 41-23 record in home games.


The Braves have a 50-7 record in games when they scored five or more runs.


Atlanta is 11-4 in their last 15 contests of the season. The Braves played the Mets this week and won three of four games.


In the Friday matchup, Atlanta scored three runs in both the third and sixth innings. Pitcher Kyle Wright put up 6.0 innings, two earned, six hits, and one walk in the start.


Spencer Strider will be the Braves starter on Saturday. This year in his 25 games (14 starts), Strider is 7-4 with a 3.04 ERA. In 94.2 innings total, he has 32 earned with 63 hits and 35 walks with 142 Ks.


  • The Atlanta Braves are 35-16 in their last 51 matches at home. 
  • Atlanta is 37-18 in their last 55 in game two of a series. 
  • The Braves are 21-6 in their last 27 Saturday games.

Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves. The MLB pick for this game is the Atlanta Braves.


Houston’s Javier has been pitching well lately; he’s got 18.0 combined innings over his last three appearances with just three earned on 11 hits and four walks. He’s just 1-2 in that stretch, though.


Atlanta’s Strider had a rough start versus the Mets recently (2.2 innings; four earned) but otherwise was solid. Atlanta gets this battle predicted at 6-3.


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Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves 8/20/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:20 PM (EDT)


Location: Truist Park in Atlanta, GA


Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022




MLB Odds: Atlanta Braves -133


MLB Totals: 8.5


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