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Bet on Braves As They Try To Tame Rookie Vines in Houston

The Houston Astros try to build on the momentum of a weekend-series win when they host the Atlanta Braves for the first of a three-game series on Monday night. Houston won the last two games of a three-game set against the defending World Series champion Texas Rangers and is looking to rebound from an ugly start to the 2024 campaign.

Atlanta took two out of three from the host Miami Marlins over the weekend but is still trying to find some consistency. The Braves have alternated wins and losses over their last seven contests, making setting their MLB moneyline difficult.

Bet on Braves As They Try To Tame Rookie Vines in Houston
Bet on Braves As They Try To Tame Rookie Vines in Houston

Right-hander Darius Vines will make his season debut at the major league level after getting called up from Triple-A on Friday. The 25-year-old was 1-0 in five appearances (two starts) in his first MLB season in 2023.

The Astros will counter with righty Spencer Arrighetti, who is 0-1 with a 21.00 ERA. Arrighetti’s only start this season came last Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals, as he went three innings and gave up seven runs on seven hits.

 

Braves vs Astros Game Information

  • Game: Braves (9-5) vs Astros (6-11)
  • Date/Time: Monday, April 15, 8:10 p.m. ET
  • Location: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
  • Braves vs Astros Live Stream: MLB.tv

 

This three-game series will be the only time these two teams will play each other in the 2024 campaign. The Astros took the 2023 season series, 3-0, sweeping a three-game series played in Atlanta.

If you’re betting on the MLB moneyline, Braves vs Astros lines have the visitors as the slightest of favorites at -110, compared to the Ev odds for Houston. On the run line, you can get Atlanta giving 1½ runs at +140 odds, while the Astros are -160 when getting 1½ runs. The over/under for this game has been set at 9½ runs, with the over getting -125 and the under +105.

First pitch for this contest is scheduled for 8:10 p.m. ET, and you can watch it live on MLB.com.

 

Braves vs Astros Odds and Spreads

 

  • Atlanta is 6-1 straight-up in its last seven games against an American League opponent.
  • Houston is 5-14 straight-up in its last 19 games at home.
  • The over is 5-0 in the Astros’ last five contests.
  • The over is 12-5 in the Braves’ last 17 games on the road.
  • Atlanta is 1-4 straight-up in its last five games against Houston.
  • Houston is 5-0 straight-up in its last five games against a National League opponent.
  • The Astros are 2-0 as an underdog this season.
  • The over is 10-3-1 in Atlanta’s 14 games in 2024.

 

Braves vs Astros Over/Under Pick: Over 9½ (-125)

If you’re making the over/under part of your MLB betting on this game, make sure you take the over. Both teams have some solid pitching, but the two starters in this game are not a part of that, especially with a combined three innings pitched in the major leagues this season.

Atlanta’s offense has been hitting on all cylinders this season, leading all of baseball in batting average (.301) and ranking third in RBI with 87. Meanwhile, Houston leads the majors in hits (166) and is tied for fourth in the big leagues in home runs with 21. Both teams should be able to get some runs on the scoreboard in this one, making the Over the obvious pick.

 

 

Braves vs Astros Moneyline Pick: Astros (Ev)

The MLB moneyline odds for the series opener are as close as you’ll find, showing how close these teams are despite their disparate records. Both have shown a lot of potential in the early going, but it’s been in spurts. Houston is just 4-6 at home this season, though two of those wins came in its last two games against the first-place Rangers.

Second baseman Jose Altuve has been setting the tone for the Astros all season long, ranking second in the majors in batting average at .382. The veteran leadoff hitter comes into this series on a hot streak, having gone 6-for-10 with two doubles, two home runs, four RBI, and four runs scored in the final two games of the series against Texas. Look for more of that as he helps the Astros to the opening-game win.

 

 

Braves vs Astros Prop Pick: Race to 2 Runs – Astros (+115)

As stated above, Altuve has been hot at the top of the Astros’ batting lineup, so he could get things going quickly against Vines in his first MLB start of the season. Houston scored 17 total runs in the final two games of the Rangers series, so the team’s offense seems to be getting going at just the right time. Make this one of your MLB picks today for an extra win on this game.

 

Braves vs Astros Prediction

Houston Astros 7, Atlanta Braves 4

 

 

Questions Of The Day

Is this the first series the Braves and Astros have played against each other in 2024?


This three-game series is the first and only time the Braves and Astros will play this season.

Who won the season series between the Braves and Astros in 2023?


Houston won the season series with the Braves in 2023, sweeping a three-game set played in Atlanta.

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