The Atlanta Braves will look to keep control of the 2021 World Series on Friday against the Houston Astros when it shifts to Atlanta for Game 3. The Braves (88-73) have been red hot as they surprised both the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Division Series and the defending World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS. Atlanta is making its fourth postseason appearance in a row and first World Series appearance since 1999, when the Braves lost 4-0 to the New York Yankees. The Astros (95-67), who are making their fifth consecutive playoff appearance, is competing in its third World Series in that span. Houston won its only World Series in 2017, when it defeated the Dodgers 4-3.
Game 3 is slated to begin at 8:09 p.m. ET from Truist Park in Atlanta. The Braves and Astros continue to hit the ball well. Houston has a .276 postseason team batting average, second-best in MLB, while Atlanta is fourth at .252. Atlanta is a -111 favorite (risk $111 to win $100) on the money line in the latest Braves vs. Astros odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total runs scored is 8.5. Before making any Astros vs. Braves picks, make sure you check out the latest MLB predictions and betting advice from the red-hot SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has dialed in on Astros vs. Braves and just revealed its coveted World Series picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s MLB picks. Here are the MLB odds and World Series betting lines for Braves vs. Astros:
- Braves vs. Astros money line: Houston +101, Atlanta -111
- Braves vs. Astros run line: Atlanta -1.5 (+175)
- Braves vs. Astros over-under: 8.5 runs
- HOU: The Astros are 4-0 in their last four World Series road games
- ATL: The Braves are 5-0 in their last five after allowing five runs or more in their previous game
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Why you should back the Braves
Atlanta is expected to start right-hander Ian Anderson (9-5, 3.58 ERA) and he’ll be backed by a powerful lineup. First baseman Freddie Freeman has been one of Atlanta’s most consistent hitters this postseason and has come up clutch more than once. He is the Braves’ second-leading hitter in the 2021 MLB playoffs, batting .293 with two doubles, three home runs and eight RBIs. He has also drawn 11 walks in 12 games. He was 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in the Game 1 win over Houston, …….