Las Vegas Odds & Liev Jackson Free MLB Picks and Parlays: Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
by Liev Jackson

Houston and Atlanta Set to Start Three-Game Set

Las Vegas Odds & Liev Jackson Free MLB Picks and Parlays: Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves

Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves

Astros: 56-27 (29-9 V)
Braves: 40-41 (20-20 H)
When: 7:35 PM ET, Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Where: SunTrust Park, Cumberland, Georgia
TV: Root Southwest, FSN Southeast

Houston heads to Atlanta with the best record in the Major Leagues. They exited the weekend 1.5 games better than the Dodgers for that honor after taking two of three from the Yankees.

They had a dry spell in the middle of June, but have come on strong again over the past couple of weeks with a 10-3 record since June 19th.

They’ve outscored their opponents 85-67 over that period.

The Astros started the week 14.5 games up on the Angels in the AL West and 8.5 games better than the Red Sox for the best record in the American League.

Atlanta might just be a team to watch in the second half. They have been playing solid ball ever since the start of June, with an 18-12 record that has brought them within a game of .500.

The offense has been solid, averaging 4.87 RPG and so has the pitching, with a 4.50 ERA.

The streak has brought them to second place in the NL East and 7.5 games back of the Nationals.

Carlos Correa has had himself quite the week for the Astros, producing 10 RBIs and hitting .500 in his last six games. Yuli Gurriel has seven RBIs over the same stretch.

The Braves offense has gone cold over the same stretch, hitting just .196 as a team. Only two regulars hit better than the .227 that Johan Camargo put up. Matt Kemp led with four RBIs while hitting just .167 in the process.

Brad Peacock (5-1, 2.72 ERA) has looked pretty good as a spot starter, especially in his last three starts. He’s allowed just three runs in 15.1 innings of work while striking out 25 hitters in the process. His last two starts were both wins over the A’s.

Sean Newcomb (1-2, 1.48 ERA) got his first Major League win in his last start. The rookie’s been a great June callup, having allowed four runs in 24.1 innings of work. Atlanta managed to score one run total in his first two starts so he took the loss in both. But the Braves won 5-3 over the Giants in his first no-decision two starts ago and 3-0 over the Padres last time out.

Bovada has the Astros favorites at 147-moneyline with the total sitting at 9½ at MyBookie Sportsbook.

MLB Runline Odds at BetOnline the Astros were favored by -1½ (+100)

Pitching Matchup:
Astros: RH Brad Peacock (5-1, 2.72 ERA)
Braves: LH Sean Newcomb (1-2, 1.48)

Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves Las Vegas Odds

Gm# Team
Opener
979 Houston - Peacock
-127
980 Atlanta - Newcomb
+115
  Total
9½ 

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The Astros will give the ball to starter Brad Peacock in this one. Right hander Peacock is 5-1 this season with a 2.72 ERA.

The Braves will counter Peacock with Sean Newcomb. Left hander Newcomb has a 1.48 ERA to go along with a 1-2 record this season.

Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves Las Vegas Odds & Trends

Houston:
Houston is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games

Atlanta:
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Atlanta is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Atlanta is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta's last 8 games

Next up:
Houston at Atlanta Wednesday, July 5

The Bottom Line:
Houston are -145 favorites and Atlanta +125 underdogs. Two pitchers on a roll are facing off, but Houston has one of the best offenses in the Majors taking on a rookie. Atlanta’s has been stone-cold. That should make the difference here. The Pick: Astros 5-2.

Liev Jackson Free MLB Picks and Parlays: Houston -1½ (+100) & 9½ Under at Bovada

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atlanta braves - brad peacock - carlos correa - houston astros - johan camargo - matt kemp - sean newcomb - yuli gurriel

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