The Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros will open the 2021 World Series on Tuesday night in Houston. First pitch is scheduled for 8:09 p.m. (Eastern)/5:09 p.m. (Pacific).
With the World Series on the cusp of opening, let’s take a look at three interesting betting lines involving Game 1 as well as the entire series between the Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves, courtesy of our friends at WynnBET.
Let’s start with the big one.
Who is favored to win the World Series between the Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves?
The money line for the overall World Series has the Astros at -140 while the Braves are at +125. Houston will have home field advantage in the World Series after posting a 95-67 mark during the regular season and Atlanta finished at 88-73.
Atlanta and Houston are both 7-3 in the postseason. Houston is 4-1 at home and 3-2 on the road in the postseason while Atlanta is 5-0 at home and 2-3 on the road.
Who is favored in Game 1 of the World Series between the Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves?
For Game 1 in Houston, the money line is -128 for Houston and +118 for Atlanta. Against the spread, Houston is +150 (-1.5) while Atlanta is -170 (+1.5). The over/under for the game is set at 8.0.
Charlie Morton will get the start for Atlanta. It will be his fourth postseason start and he’ll be looking to lower his 3.77 ERA in the postseason. He’s allowed 10 hits in 14.1 innings of work.
Framber Valdez, meanwhile, will get the Game 1 nod for Houston. He has a 4.20 ERA this postseason in three starts, with opponents getting 16 hits in 15 innings.
What betting line are we watching in Game 1 of the World Series between the Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves?
While the over/under for the game is set at 8.0, Houston’s over/under is set at 4.5 (+105 to go over and -125 to go under).
Here’s something to consider: Houston scored five runs in each of its three American League Championship Series home games against the Boston Red Sox. In Houston’s two home games in the American League Division Series, the Astros totaled six runs in the opener against the Chicago White Sox, then followed that with nine runs in Game 2.
Houston hasn’t been held below five runs at home in a postseason game yet in 2021. Will Atlanta’s pitching (with a combined 3.41 ERA) be the first?