- Date & Location: Friday, October 29, 2021 at Truist Park in Atlanta, GA
- Odds: Houston Astros (-102) vs. Atlanta Braves (-108) via Sportsbetting
- Prediction: Astros to win game 3 of the 2021 World Series
The Atlanta Braves opened the 2021 World Series with a 6-2 win over the Houston Astros. Atlanta took the home crowd out of the game in the first inning by scoring two runs. The Braves then put up another three runs over the next two innings to jump to a commanding lead that the club never came close to surrendering.
Houston gave the crowd at Minute Maid Park something to cheer about on Wednesday when they took a 5-1 lead by the second inning and cruised to a 7-2 win.
With the teams knotted at 1-1, the 2021 World Series heads to Atlanta’s Truist Park for Game 3 on Friday.
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 win on Wednesday ended a five-game World Series losing skid for the Astros. At the very least, that fact should lift some weight from the team’s shoulders and provide a bit of confidence and swagger as the teams land in Atlanta for Game 3.
Houston will put Luis Garcia on the mound on Friday. Garcia has thrown 9.1 innings in the 2021 playoffs. He has surrendered eight hits, given up 10 runs, two homers, thrown 12 strikeouts and walked seven. He has a postseason ERA of 9.64. Garcia has a week of rest coming off 5 2/3 innings of work in Game 6 of the ACLS. Garcia kept the Boston Red Sox to one hit in the series ending game.
Michael Brantley has hit well for Houston in the World Series. He is 5-for-9 with two doubles.
Kyle Tucker is hitting .429 for the Astros with three hits, two runs and on double.
The Astros will look for Carlos Correa (1-7) and Alex Bregman (0-for-7) to pick up some steam.
Astros to beat Braves in Game 3 of the 2021 World Series -102 via Betonline.
While the Astros ended a World Series losing skid, the Braves head back to Atlanta with a loss on their record and a five game World Series home losing skid the team will look to snap on Friday. The Braves losing skid dates back to 1996.
Ian Anderson will throw for Atlanta. Anderson has put in 12 innings during the 2021 postseason. He’s given up nine hits, three runs, a single home run and four walks. Anderson has 12 strikeouts and a 2.25 ERA. Anderson does not usually do long work, he’s only gone five complete innings once in the playoffs this year, but he might have to go deeper into this game with the Braves losing Charlie Morton to a broken fibula in Game 1.
Travis d’Arnaud has three hits in eight at bats for the Braves in the World Series, including a home run.
Eddie Rosario is hitting .426 for the playoffs and is 2-for-9 in the World Series with a double.
Eddie Freeman is 2-for-7 during the World Series. He has three home runs during the 2021 playoffs.
Braves to beat Astros in Game 3 of the 2021 World Series -108 via BetUS.
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First, an interesting stat about Game 3. The winner of the third game when the series is knotted at 1-1 has won the Series 39 times in 60 series. That scenario has played out six of the last nine and 13 of the last 17 times.
This is a tough pick, but the pitching situation for the Braves has me nervous. With Morton out, I think the Braves need to Anderson to go deep and I’m not sure if the young pitcher can deliver what the team needs in a high-pressure situation.
I’m going with Houston to win Game 3 of the 2021 World Series.
Houston Astros to beat the Atlanta Braves in Game 3 of the 2021 World Series at -120 via Sportsbetting.
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