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Atlanta Braves at Houston Astros 10/26/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

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Game Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves
Date & Time Tuesday October 26, 2021, 8:09 PM (EDT)
Minute Maid Park
Latest odds
HOU -135 ; Total 8
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The 2021 World Series will get underway on Tuesday night, when the Atlanta Braves battle Houston Astros from Minute Maid Park. The Braves have lost three of their first five road games during the playoffs and rank fourth with a 3.41 team ERA. On Saturday, OF Eddie Rosario crushed a three-run blast to power Atlanta to a 4-2 home victory versus Los Angeles.

Thirty-seven year old righty Charlie Morton (14-6 3.34 ERA) will take the mound for the Braves in the series opener. In three starts this postseason, Morton has allowed six runs and struck out 19 batters across 14 plus frames.

The Houston Astros have won four of their first five home games this postseason and rank sixth with a 4.50 team ERA. On Friday, Houston DH Yordan Alvarez collected four hits and scored a pair of runs during a 5-0 series clinching victory versus Boston. SP Luis Garcia (1-1) fanned seven batters and allowed just one hit across five plus innings to earn the win for the Astros.

The Astros will counter with twenty-seven year old southpaw Framber Valdez (11-6 3.14 ERA) on Tuesday. In his three starts this postseason, Valdez has given up eight runs (7 ER) and fanned 13 batters through 15 innings of work.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Braves are 14-3 in their last 17 vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Braves are 21-7 in their last 28 after allowing 2 runs or less in their previous game.
  • Astros are 0-4 in their last 4 World Series home games.
  • Under is 4-0 in Braves last 4 during game 1 of a series.
  • Over is 8-1 in Astros last 9 overall.

Free MLB Pick:

Atlanta Braves +125

Houston SP Lance McCullers suffered a right forearm injury and is likely done for the remainder of the postseason. Through 161 games, Atlanta ranked 8th in OPS and 8th in runs scored. For the season, Houston ranked 2nd in OPS and 1st in runs scored. Take the Braves to steal the opener on the road. Final Score Prediction, Atlanta Braves win 5-3.

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