MLB World Series Game 3 Betting Preview: Atlanta Braves vs. Houston Astros – Friday, October 29, 2021

by Spooky Express | October 29, 2021 |

The Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves have each thrown a punch in the 2021 World Series. The series shifts to Atlanta after each team took a game in Houston. Dusty Baker’s managing will shift slightly as the designated hitter will go away for the next three days. The Braves will be looking to win their first World Series game at home since 1999. 

Houston Astros Betting Preview: Get Homefield Advantage Back

The Houston Astros come into play, having won three of their last four games. They took the final two games against Boston before dropping game one and rebounding again to take game two. The Astros have made a living this postseason from being a resilient team and coming back after losses. 

Dusty Baker will send righthander Luis Garcia to the mound Friday night. Garcia will be making his fourth start in the postseason. He has thrown 9.1 innings to this point, allowing ten runs on eight hits. In his previous outing, Garcia threw in the decisive game six where he went 5.2 innings, allowing no runs on just one hit. He struck out seven and walked one in the 5-0 victory.

Offensively, the Astros are hitting .276 as a team. Their leading hitter is designated hitter Yordan Alvarez, who is hitting .410 in the postseason. Left fielder Michael Brantley is hitting .352 in the playoffs. Second baseman Jose Altuve, who hit his 22nd postseason home run Wednesday night, leads the team with four in this postseason.

Atlanta Braves Betting Preview: Perform at Home

The Atlanta Braves come home to play their first World Series game in 22 years Friday night. They were able to manage a split in Houston, so they now have a home-field advantage. The Braves have won two of their last three games, and they have done it with solid pitching and timely hitting.

Manager Bryan Snitker will send righthander Ian Anderson to the mound Friday night. Anderson has thrown 12 innings this postseason and allowed three runs on nine hits. He last pitched in game six of the NLCS against Los Angeles, and he went four innings, allowing one run on three hits. He struck out four and walked one in the 4-2 win.

Offensively, the Braves are hitting .252 as a team. Their leading hitter is left fielder Eddie Rosario, who is hitting .426. First baseman Freddie Freeman is hitting .293. Freeman, Rosario, and Joc Pederson all have hit three home runs in this postseason.

Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves Betting Lines and Odds

MyBookie has a Moneyline on this game of Atlanta -115, while Houston checks in at -105. 1.5 runs favor the Braves, and the over/under is 8.5. The Braves have the advantage in the pitching matchup in this one. The atmosphere figures to be electric, and Atlanta should get a boost from that as well. Expect Atlanta to get an early lead and the bullpen to make sure it holds up. Take the Braves in this one.

Spooky Express Free Pick: Atlanta -115

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