Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves 4-23-23 MLB Prediction, Best Bet and Odds

Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves 4/23/23 – Houston Astros players will finish up a three-game series against Atlanta Braves this afternoon on the road as per the best MLB betting site. On Friday night, Houston emerged victorious from its opening game with a 6-4 win to claim an early edge in the series. On Saturday afternoon they repeated that performance by defeating Atlanta with another convincing 6-3 scoreline. 

Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves

Date & Time: Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 1:35 PM ET

Location: Truist Park Cumberland, GA


Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves 4/23/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: +128

Spread: +1.5 (-165)

Total: 8.5 over (+101)


Moneyline: -138

Spread: -1.5 (+145)

Total: 8.5 under (-121)

Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves Analysis

Houston Astros currently sports a slugging percentage of 0.387 and have been hit 167 times, while walking on 74 occasions. They have collected 98 runs batted in, 173 base knocks, and their average at the plate sits at 0.253. The Houston Astros have recorded 32 doubles collectively and have launched 20 baseballs out of the park this season. Additionally, they have scored 102 runs while maintaining an on-base percentage of 0.332; their collective 5.1 run per game score puts them sixth in MLB. The Astros currently boast a 3.34 team ERA this season and have struck out 191 batters; their pitchers have surrendered 20 homers as well as 81 runs overall. Their pitching staff has allowed 61 walks this season, while their FIP stands at 3.84 as a team. Houston has surrendered 164 hits and scored 67 earned runs this year. Their K/BB ratio stands at 3.13 and their pitching staff holds an overall WHIP of 1.25. Cristian Javier has amassed 326 frames pitched and 397 punch outs so far during his professional baseball career, posting an earned run average of 3.09 with a WHIP rating of 1.042.

The Atlanta Braves have amassed 27 home runs this season as well as 96 RBI. They’ve hit 39 two-baggers while taking 81 walks and scoring 101 runs; their OBP currently stands at 0.343 while their team batting average stands at 0.261. The Braves possess a team slugging percentage of 0.438, scoring 5.05 runs per contest on average. They have struck out on 189 occasions while tallying up 179 base hits. The Atlanta Braves currently boast a team WHIP of 1.274 and FIP of 3.56 for their staff this year, placing them 13th overall among MLB clubs for total hits given up as part of their collective total hits relinquished of 160. Atlanta pitching staff has allowed 71 runs so far this season with an ERA of 3.37 and K/BB ratio of 9.10. They have allowed 13 homers while giving up 3.57 runs per 9 innings pitched. Max Fried has given up 575 hits throughout his career while amassing 623 strikeouts across 640 innings pitched. At a 55-25 career win/loss record and 3.06 ERA he has allowed an average of 8.1% hits per nine innings thrown.

Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves Against the Spread

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 7 games. Houston are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games. Houston are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road. The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta. Houston are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the National League.

The total has gone OVER in 9 of Atlanta’s last 12 games. Atlanta are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games against Houston. The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 5 games at home. The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 6 games when playing at home against Houston.

Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves Free Pick

Houston won both games of their set against Atlanta. We saw Atlanta’s bullpen struggle mightily on Friday night, so Houston should have no trouble matching up against any major-league bullpen. MLB betting forums expect Javier to come through and lead his club to victory on getaway day.

Free Pick: +1.5 (-165)