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Houston Astros at Atlanta Braves 10/29/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Atlanta Braves vs Houston Astros Odds & Info

Game Atlanta Braves vs Houston Astros
Date & Time Friday October 29, 2021, 8:09 PM (EDT)
Location
Truist Park
Latest odds
ATL -107 ; Total 8.5
TV Channel
FOX

The World Series will shift to Truist Park on Friday night, when the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves square off in Game Three. On Wednesday, All-Star 2B Jose Altuve homered and scored a pair of runs to spark Houston a 7-2 home victory. SP Jose Urquidy (1-0) struck out seven batters and allowed two runs in five innings to earn the win for the Astros.

Twenty-four year old righty Luis Garcia (11-8 3.30 ERA) will take the mound for the Astros in this matchup. In three starts this postseason, Garcia has been tagged for ten runs and struck out 12 batters across nine plus frames.

The Atlanta Braves stole the World Series opener on the road and have won five straight home games to start the postseason. In Game Two, Atlanta SP Max Fried gave up six runs in five innings and took the  loss. C Travis d’Arnaud homered and scored both runs in a losing effort for the Braves.

The Braves will counter with talented right-hander Ian Anderson (9-5 3.58 ERA) on Friday. In three starts during the playoffs, Anderson has allowed three runs and fanned 12 batters through 12 innings of work.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Astros are 3-7 in their last 10 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Braves are 10-1 in their last 11 home games.
  • Braves are 4-1 in their last 5 games following an off day.
  • Over is 5-0 in Astros last 5 road games.
  • Under is 9-4-1 in Braves last 14 home games.

Free MLB Pick:

Atlanta Braves -107

Atlanta SP Charlie Morton suffered a fractured right fibula in Game One and is expected to be ready for spring training. Through 162 games, Houston ranked 2nd in OPS and 1st in runs scored. For the season, Atlanta ranked 8th in OPS and 8th in runs scored. Take the Braves to win at home. Final Score Prediction, Atlanta Braves win 5-4.

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