- Date & Location: Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.
- Odds: Houston Astros (-120) vs. Atlanta Braves (+110) via Sportsbetting
- Prediction: Astros to win game 6 of the 2021 World Series
The Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves opened the 2021 World Series by splitting the first two games. The Braves then took the third and fourth games. Atlanta, who was playing in front of a home crowd at Trust Park, had a chance to close the series out on Sunday.
Atlanta opened the game with a grand slam in the first inning of Game 5, but the Astros were not discouraged. Houston put up nine runs after that rough start and the Astros won the game by a score of 9-5. The teams head back to Houston for Game 6 on Tuesday night.
The Astros are playing in their fourth World Series. The Braves have been to the Series nine times in the franchise’s history. Houston won the Series in 2017 and last earned a berth in 2019. Atlanta has not won an MLB title since 1995 and has not played in the World Series since 1999.
The Astros captured the momentum by overcoming the lead the Braves had in the early going of Game 5. The team will get a further boost as it returns to its home park because manager Dusty Baker can put Yordan Alvarez back at DH and shore up the team’s defense by adding Chas McCormick in the outfield.
Houston put itself in a tough spot as far as pitching goes when it used Jose Urquidy in relief during Game 5., The team will send rookie Luis Garcia to the mound as the starting pitcher in Game 6. Garcia will operate on short rest. Garcia took a loss in Game 3. He gave up three hits, a season-high four walks, and worked 3.2 innings of work in that game. Garcia has a 7.62 ERA in the 2021 playoffs.
The bullpen for the Astros, which is expected to come into play in a big way in Game 6 should be rested, especially Cristian Javier and Jake Odorizzi.
Astros to beat Braves in Game 6 of the 2021 World Series -121 via Betonline.
The Braves ended their five-game home losing skid in the World Series, but with the team unable to hold on to a lead in the potential series-ending Game 5, the Braves might be on shaky ground. They need to start hot, stay hot and remain undeterred if the Astros start to chip away at them.
Atlanta is going to rely on Max Fried on the mound. Fried will be fully rested, but he did not have a strong outing in Game 2 of the World Series. He gave up five runs in the first two innings and a total of six earned runs by the time he was pulled after five innings. In his previous outing, Fried gave up five runs in 4 2/3 innings against the Dodgers. Fried needs to stay focused and unemotional if the Braves want to win Game 6. Fried’s ERA is 5.40 for the 2021 playoffs.
Atlanta will want five innings from Fried before going to its bullpen.
The Braves have received good at bats from Austin Riley (.381) and Travis d’Arnaud (.350) in the World Series and will count on them to stay hot.
Braves to beat Astros in Game 6 of the 2021 World Series +107 via Bovada.
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Here is what the Astros face right now. Fourteen MLB teams have come from a 3-1 deficit to win a best-of-seven postseason series. The odds are better if the Astros look at just Game 6. Of the 90 previous MLB teams to face a 3-1 series deficit, 46 have won Game 6.
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