Atlanta Braves at Houston Astros Free MLB Predictions & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 6/24/2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 6:10 PM on SPSO, CSNH
Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Atlanta Braves - Wood, A (5-6) vs. Houston Astros - McHugh, C (4-5)
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On Wednesday night, young left-hander Alex Wood will make his first Major league start for the Atlanta Braves since June 8 when he takes on Collin McHugh and the Houston Astros.
Alex Wood last made a start back on May 4 for the Braves and has since been coming out of the bullpen for them. In his last start, he went five innings against the San Francisco Giants and ended up losing despite only giving up two runs in five innings of work. On the year, Wood has a 3.43 ERA through 60.1 innings and has only received 1.89 runs per nine innings from his offense.
Dexter Fowler and Jesus Guzman are the only players on the Astros who have had at-bats against Wood in their careers and they are a combined 0-for-3 against him with one walk and no strikeouts.
27-year-old Collin McHugh made his 11th start of the season last Thursday against the Tampa Bay Rays and he ended up picking up his fifth loss of the year. He pitched six innings in that game and allowed just two unearned runs on four hits while striking out six and walking three. He has a 4-5 record this year, but he also has a very good 2.76 ERA to go along with it.
Braves shortstop Andrelton is one of only two Atlanta players who have faced Simmons McHugh and he is 1-for-1 against him with a triple and an RBI.
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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