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Atlanta Braves at Houston Astros Betting Preview

The Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros are set to play the second game of their series on Tuesday. The Braves won the opening game of the series 6-1 over the Atros. Atlanta won their second straight game, and are 10-5 on the season. The Braves sit in first place in the National League East.

For Houston, it has been a struggle to start the season. The Astros are last place in the American League West. Houston comes into the game with a 6-12 record on the season.

The Atlanta Braves are -120 over the Houston Astros in this affair. The total is listed at 9.5 runs.

Starting Pitchers for Tuesday

For the Atlanta Braves, Reynaldo Lopez is slated to get the start. Lopez is 1-0 on the season, with a 0.75 earned run average. Lopez has struck out 11 batters in 12 innings so far. The last time he pitched was on April 9th against the Mets. He won that start, going six innings, and allowing just three hits.

For the Houston Astros, they will counter with Hunter Brown. Brown has had a tough start to his 2024 season. Brown is 0-2 with a 16.44 earned run average. In 7.2 innings, Brown has allowed 14 earned runs. In his last start, he only retired two batters, allowing 11 hits and 9 earned runs to the Royals.

Offensive Threats

After the Houston Astros scored in the bottom of the first inning, the Braves scored the final six runs of the game. Austin Riley finished the game with three hits, and in the game, the Braves had 11. 

On the season, Ozzie Albies and Marcell Ozuna are leading the Braves in offense. Albies is hitting .317, while Ozuna is at .365. The power supply is coming from Ozuna, with seven home runs to start the season. Matt Olson has three homeruns as well.

Jose Altuve had three hits, but the rest of the team had four combined. Alex Bregman had two of those. The Astros lead off hitter has remained red hot. He is hitting .403 on the season. Jeremy Pena is the only other guy in the Astros lineup that is hitting above .300 on the season. Altuve also is the top home run hitter on the team with five.

The Astros as a team are scoring 4.7 runs per game. They have 9.8 hits per game. After this game the Astros will head out on the road. Houston is on the road at Washington for the weekend, and then to Chicago to face the Cubs

Braves Top Astros

We like the Atlanta Braves in this game. Hunter Brown will be better in this game, but in the end, the Braves are still going to hit, and score on him. Lopez throws another solid outing for the Braves in this one.

Our final betting pick for this game is the Atlanta Braves – over the Houston Astros on Tuesday. Enjoy the game and best of luck with all your Major League Baseball betting!

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