Atlanta Braves at Houston Astros Free MLB Predictions & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 6/23/2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 6:10 PM on SPSO, CSNH
Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Atlanta Braves - Harang, A (5-6) vs. Houston Astros - Feldman, S (3-4)
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Veteran right-hander Aaron Harang will try to bounce back from one of his worst starts of the season when the Atlanta Braves face Scott Feldman and the Astros on Tuesday night.
Aaron Harang had one of his roughest starts of the year on Wednesday when he was beaten by the Philadelphia Phillies at home. He gave up nine runs on a season-worst 13 hits in five innings of work in that game while walking three and striking out four. That bad loss moved his ERA up to 3.83 on the year and he now has a 5-6 record.
Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler has struggled against Harang in his career, going 2-for-15 against him with two triples and six strikeouts. None of the current Astros have been able to hit a home run off of him yet.
Veteran Scott Feldman pitched five innings against the Washington Nationals last Wednesday and ended up with a no decision for his efforts. He allowed two runs on six hits in that outing while striking out five and walking three. He is 3-4 this season with a 3.95 ERA and he has given up 9.5 hits per nine innings.
Braves outfielder Justin Upton has three hits in seven at-bats against Feldman with a double, a home run and two RBI. His brother, B.J. Upton, has just one hit in 13 at-bats against Feldman with five strikeouts.
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 30-42-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Atlanta Braves is -0.2
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 35-39-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Houston Astros is -0.7
Injuries to Watch
06/20/14 P Gavin Floyd Elbow 15-day DL (6/20)
06/20/14 P Pedro Beato Elbow 15-day DL (6/19)
06/17/14 P David Carpenter Bicep 15-day DL (6/17)
03/29/14 P Brandon Beachy Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/29/14 P Cory Gearrin Elbow 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Kris Medlen Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/28/14 P Jonny Venters Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
06/22/14 P Brad Peacock questionable
06/21/14 P Jose Cisnero Elbow 60-day DL (6/20)
06/16/14 P Josh Fields Forearm 15-day DL (6/15)
05/14/14 P Anthony Bass Oblique 15-day DL (5/11)
04/26/14 P Matt Albers Shoulder 15-day DL (4/22)
03/31/14 P Alex White Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Asher Wojciechowski Side 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Jesse Crain Bicep 60-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta
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