The Atlanta Braves will look for their second consecutive home win when they face the Houston Astros in Game 4 of the 2021 World Series on Saturday. The Braves (88-73) took a 2-1 series lead on Friday with a 2-0 win behind five pitchers, including starter Ian Anderson, who did not allow a hit. The Astros (95-67) managed just two hits on the night. Houston is making its third World Series appearance in five years, while Atlanta is making its first appearance since 1999. It’ll be a bullpen game for Atlanta. Zack Greinke is expected to start for Houston, though he likely will only go for a few innings at most.
Game 4 is slated to begin at 8:09 p.m. ET from Truist Park in Atlanta. Besides having solid pitching staffs, the Braves and Astros are also among MLB’s top hitting teams. Houston has a .263 postseason team batting average, third-best in MLB, while Atlanta is fourth at .249. Atlanta is the -111 favorite (risk $111 to win $100) on the money line in the latest Braves vs. Astros odds, 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 proven SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has dialed in on Astros vs. Braves and just revealed its coveted World Series 2021 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:
- Astros vs. Braves money line: Houston -108, Atlanta -111
- Astros vs. Braves run line: Atlanta -1.5 (+155)
- Astros vs. Braves over-under: 8.5 runs
- HOU: The Astros are 4-1 in their last five World Series road games
- ATL: The Braves are 11-1 in their last 12 home games
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Why you should back the Braves
Catcher Travis d’Arnaud went 2-for-4 with a double and home run in Game 3. In 13 games this postseason, he is batting .256 with a double, two homers and three RBIs with six walks. He has been red hot this series, going 5-for-12 (.417), including back-to-back multi-hit performances. He entered the series with a lifetime .294 batting average against the Astros with a homer and five RBIs.
Third baseman Austin Riley has been hot and got the scoring started in Game 3 with a third-inning RBI double. Riley has a four-game hitting streak and is batting .245 with four doubles, two homers …….