How to Bet on Tuesday’s MLB Lines on Houston at Atlanta

Posted by Ted Merrick on July 3, 2017 in

In an interleague matchup on Tuesday, the Houston Astros will take on the Atlanta Braves. This is the middle game of a three game series. Heading into Sunday’s games, the Houston Astros still led the American League in win. The Astros lead the Angels by 13.5 games in the division, and are coming off a win on Saturday over the Yankees.

The Atlanta Braves have been a pleasant surprise in 2017. The Braves are not going to contend for National League title, but they are 39-41 on the season. That puts Atlanta 7.5 games back of the Washington Nationals in the division. The Houston Astros are small MLB lines favorites in this game. You can bet the Astros at -128 over Atlanta.

How to Bet on Tuesday’s MLB Lines on Houston at Atlanta

When: Tuesday July 4, 2017; 6:35pm CT
Where: SunTrust Park; Atlanta, GA
TV: ROOTSW (Houston) / FSSE (Atlanta)
Radio: KBME 790 (Houston) / 93.7 FM (Atlanta)
Stream Option: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: Houston Astros -128

Why Bet on Houston Astros?

The Houston Astros are the one team that most can count on to be in the 2017 postseason. Houston started red hot at the beginning of the season, and have been pretty solid recently. Houston comes into the series on Monday with a 29-9 road record, which is best in Major League Baseball. Houston leads the team with a +117 run differential as well.

The Astros are doing most everything correctly, as they are 1st in runs scored, with 456, and have the best batting average in the league as well, .282. George Springer, Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa are all three having monster seasons. Springer leads with 24 homeruns. Altuve is hitting .327, and Correa has drove in 55 runs.

The Braves are underdogs in the MLB lines for Tuesday.

Why Bet on Atlanta Braves?

The Atlanta Braves started their road trip losing two out of three on the road at the San Diego Padres. Then, the Braves went to Oakland and won back to back games heading into Sunday. The Braves are close to welcoming back Freddie Freeman, after missing several weeks with an injury.

The top hitter for Atlanta this season has been Matt Kemp. Kemp has also missed time due to injuries. Kemp leads the team with a .305 batting average. Atlanta, as a team is hitting .263, which is 8th in the league. The pitching for Atlanta is 20th with a 4.54 earned run average, and their starters have recorded 42 quality starts.

Betting Pick & Prediction

Interesting pitching matchup in this game on Tuesday. The Houston Astros are throwing one of the talented youngsters. Brad Peacock will get the start for the Astros. He has been tremendous, with a 5-1 record, along with 2.72 earned run average. The 29 year old has struck out 73 batters in 49.2 innings.

For the Atlanta Braves, they are going to use Sean Newcomb. Newcomb is 24 years old, and 1-2 on the season. The lefthander for Atlanta has a 1.48 earned run average in just over 24 innings throw. He has struck out 21 batters, while walking 8. Look for the Astros to use their powerful offense to knock Newcomb out of this game. Bet the Houston Astros -128.