A potential World Series preview continues Saturday night when the Houston Astros (10-10, 4-3 away) Visit the Atlanta Braves (4-4 home). Both teams are playing well, and it would be no surprise if we see both of these teams late into October. Below is my MLB pick for the Astros vs Braves.
Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves Betting Pick
The Pick: Atlanta Braves -109 at BetAnySports
This game will be played at Truist Park at 7:20 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
Why Bet the Atlanta Braves:
✅ Atlanta has been playing great over the past 10 games having gone 8-2 in that timespan.
✅ Against the American League, the Braves have won 15 of their last 20 meetings.
✅ Houston has struggled a bit on the road this season having won just four of their eight away from home.
Houston Astros are Coming Alive
The Houston Astros struggled out of the gate, but they have started to click over the past five days and have now won three of their last four games played. After clinching the series win against the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday, the Astros traveled to Atlanta and opened the series with an impressive 6-4 win. Yordan Alvarez hit a game-winning two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to give the defending World Series champions a game one win.
Framber Valdez is going to take the mound for the fifth time this season and he will look to continue his strong start this season that has seen him pitch to a 1.80 ERA and 1.16 WHIP.
Yordan Alvarez has been mashing this season as he leads Houston with five home runs and 23 RBIs. Mauricio Dubon has a team high .343 batting average.
The Atlanta Braves May be the Best Team in Baseball
Atlanta started the season 14-4, but they have lost their last two games in a tight fashion. Going for the series sweep of Padres on Wednesday, the Braves fell in a tight 1-0 contest and then started this series with a late defeat. There will be no panic in Atlanta fans as they have one of the best teams in baseball and are in store for a fun season.
Kyle Wright will make his third start of the season and will need to improve on his 6.23 ERA and 1.73 WHIP.
Matt Olson has been crushing the ball to start the season as he leads the Braves with six home runs and 20 RBIs. Ronald Acuna Jr. has a team high .369 batting average.