2021 World Series: Atlanta Braves vs. Houston Astros Game 1 Picks, Predictions, Odds & Lines

The 2021 World Series will begin on Tuesday, October 26, so we provide you with the most advantageous Braves vs. Astros betting picks and suggestions as well as the most recent odds changes for the opening battle at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

Atlanta Braves vs. Houston Astros Betting Odds & Lines For Game 1

The Astros are -140 favorites to win the Fall Classic, according to US Sportsbooks, while the Braves are +120 odds of winning their first since 1995. Game 1 of the Series is a pick’em at +128 for Houston.

Notes On The Atlanta Braves For Game 1

In the 2021 NLCS, the Atlanta Braves eliminated the Los Angeles Dodgers in six games and got revenge for a seven-game loss to them last year. Their offensive was largely responsible for their elimination of the previous champions.Over their last four games, the Braves have a .268/.346/.457 slash line and Eddie Rosario had 14 hits in 25 at-bats, six runs scored, and nine RBI.

On the other side of the ball, the Braves have allowed 3.41 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and .228 batting average in their 10 playoff games this year. The bullpen has a 3.56 ERA and 1.23 WHIP through 43 innings of work this postseason, with Tyler Matzek providing the fire (1.74 ERA).

Tuesday’s starter will be Kyle Freeland, who went 14-6 with a 3.34 ERA and 1.04 WHIP in 33 starts this season for the Rockies.In Game 1 of the NLDS, Morton was 0-1 with a 3.77 ERA and 4.43 FIP in three starts (14.1 innings pitched). Last Tuesday, he went five innings while allowing two runs on six hits in a 6-5 loss to the Dodgers.

Notes On The Houston Astros For Game 1

The Houston Astros needed to win six games to beat the Boston Red Sox. The first two games were tied at 1-1, but then the Astros won 3 more games. And then they lost one game, but then they won three more!

The Astros’ pitching staff has a 4.50 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, and .245 batting average against in the postseason thus far.The bullpen has performed admirably, posting a 3.42 ERA and 1.18 WHIP, but the Astros’ starters need to improve significantly, with a 5.92 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, and .264 batting average against in 2013.

Lance McCullers Jr. is out for the season, so Framber Valdez will get the call Tuesday.Valdez had a pretty good pitching season last year. He went 11-6 with a 3.14 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in 22 starts. Valdez is also pitching well this postseason (3 starts, 15 innings). Last Wednesday, he threw 8 frames of the game and only gave up one run (9-1) win.

Betting On MLB Baseball

2021 World Series Betting Pick & Prediction: Atlanta Braves +118  

Over the course of their last three games, the Astros have beaten Boston by a combined score of 21-10. Houston’s bats demolished the Red Sox in all three matchups, slashing .303/.377/.486, but Dusty Baker’s squad will face a much greater challenge against Atlanta’s pitching staff.On the other hand, the Braves have performed well against Milwaukee and Los Angeles, two of baseball’s best closers.

In this battle, there’s no such thing as a sure bet. Valdez has never faced Atlanta before, and the current Braves are 3-for-7 with three free passes against him. Houston has not seen former teammate Houston since 2019, when he was with Tampa Bay, and the current Astros are 0-for-61 against him. Morton has a 3.95 ERA in 38 starts and 214 innings pitched at Minute Maid Park.

I’m only betting on the Braves because they’ve beaten two other teams with outstanding pitching, even though their own pitching has been fantastic.


I think the over will be the right number to bet on in this game because both teams have dangerous bats. Framber Valdez has had problems with control recently, which means he might give up more runs.The Astros have won all of their games in the last 9 games, and the Braves have won 4 out of 5 times.

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