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Atlanta Braves vs Houston Astros 10/26/2021 World Series Game 1 Odds, Picks and Predictions
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Atlanta Braves vs Houston Astros 10/26/2021 – It’s time for the MLB World Series to get underway and two top teams will square off in their opening game from Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. The Atlanta Braves and the Houston Astros have beat the odds and made it to the finals. Atlanta managed to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers to claim the National League Championship. Houston was strong enough to get past the Boston Red Sox in an exciting series. The Astros are now the American League Champions and they are all set to take on the Braves at home for their opening World Series game.
Atlanta Braves vs Houston Astros 10/26/2021
The Atlanta Braves shocked the world when they took out the previous World Champions with ease. The Braves dominated the Dodgers with a 4-2 record and are now one of the favorites to win the World Series. Atlanta smashed four runs in their last game to punch their ticket to the World Series. From the pitching end, they gave up just two runs. Charlie Morton will get the ball as their starter in this game. The righty is holding a neat 14-6 record with an ERA of 3.34. Morton gave up six runs and struck out 19 opponent hitters in his postseason stint.
Players to watch: Ozzie Albies 2B (GP 10, AB 42, R 8, H 11, 2B 3, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 2, TB 14, BB 2, SO 9, SB 2, AVG 0.262, OBP 0.295, SLG 0.333, OPS 0.629, WAR 0), Austin Riley 3B (GP 10, AB 40, R 6, H 10, 2B 2, 3B 0, HR 2, RBI 5, TB 18, BB 3, SO 14, SB 0, AVG 0.25, OBP 0.302, SLG 0.45, OPS 0.752, WAR 0).
The Houston Astros dominated the Boston Red Sox with ease in their ALCS with a 4-2 record. Houston sealed their last victory with a 5-0 final score. The Astros have come a long way this season and have clinched the AL West Division title. Houston is all set to turn in Framber Valdez to the mound as their starter in this game. The southpaw is holding an 11-6 record on the season with an ERA of 3.14. Valdez has surrendered eight runs and struck out 13 opponent hitters in a span of 15 innings during his postseason.
Players to watch: Michael Brantley LF (GP 10, AB 45, R 3, H 14, 2B 2, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 8, TB 16, BB 0, SO 10, SB 1, AVG 0.311, OBP 0.311, SLG 0.356, OPS 0.667, WAR 0), Kyle Tucker RF (GP 10, AB 40, R 9, H 11, 2B 2, 3B 0, HR 4, RBI 15, TB 25, BB 2, SO 9, SB 3, AVG 0.275, OBP 0.31, SLG 0.625, OPS 0.935, WAR 0).
Atlanta Braves vs Houston Astros Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston’s last 9 games.
Atlanta Braves vs Houston Astros Betting Picks
The MLB World Series picks have turned in favor of the Braves to win this game and cover the spread. Houston is missing out on Lance McCullers due to his forearm injury. The Braves have entered the postseason for the first time since 1999.
Score Prediction: Braves 5, Astros 3.