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Houston Astros at Atlanta Braves World Series Game 3 Betting Preview/Player Prop

29 October 2021

Game 3 of the World Series is set for Friday night, and the action now shifts to Atlanta for the next three games. The Braves host the Houston Astros in Game 3, and the winning team will take a 2-1 series lead.

Houston is now playing in its third World Series in five seasons, and they are also looking for their second title. The Red Sox won three straight ALCS games to get past the Boston Red Sox and were winners in Game 2 of this series.

Atlanta is in its first World Series since 1999, and the Braves were able to win the series opener to steal a home-field advantage. The Braves are now hoping to take control of this series and continue a tremendous run since August.

The Houston Astros are the slight betting favorites for Game 3 of the World Series as they are at -107 on the moneyline.

Houston Has Been Hitting

Houston managed to score just two runs in Game 1 of the World Series, but they have been swinging it well. The Astros have now scored 30 total runs in their last four wins, and it could be another big night on Friday.

Yordan Alvarez has been the offensive star for Houston in the postseason as he sports a .410 batting average to go along with nine RBIs. Alvarez has gotten plenty of help, and Houston has the ability to score in bunches when they get hot.

Luis Garcia is set to start for Houston in this game, and he has not been good in the postseason. Garcia has given up ten earned runs in just 9.1 innings pitched, and he must find a way to be better.

Anderson Starting For Atlanta

The Braves will be sending Ian Anderson to the mound on Friday night, and that should give the home team some confidence. Anderson has given up just three earned runs in 12 innings pitched this postseason and could set the tone on Friday night.

Atlanta still has some holes in their offensive lineup, but they have had some players step up in the postseason. Eddie Rosario has been the star as he leads the way with 11 RBIs and a .426 batting average.

The Braves are going to have to find a way to do some scoring to beat the Astros, and their best bet is to play some long ball on Friday night.

Astros Beat Braves in Atlanta

This series has not been extremely competitive through the first two games, and don’t expect things to change much in this game. Each team has had a big offensive game up to this point, and Houston seems poised to break out again.

Houston just has so much talent in the lineup, and they are going to break through against Ian Anderson. The crowd in Atlanta will be rocking, but it won’t be enough to carry the Braves to a win.

Game 3 of any World Series is always a pivotal game, and Houston is going to make a statement on Friday night. Bet the Houston Astros -1.5 as they take the lead in this series by beating the Atlanta Braves by at least two runs.

Player Prop

Michael Brantley (-340) To Record A Hit

While Yordan Alvarez has been tearing the cover off the ball with a .410 postseason average and Kyle Tucker has been supplying the pop with 4 HRs and 15 RBI, Brantley has been quietly doing his thing for the Astros.

And the 34-year-old outfielder’s “thing” is collecting base hits. He’s got five so far in the World Series against the Braves and 19 altogether in the postseason. That followed last year’s postseason production for Houston when he hit .346 with 18 hits and 2019 when he had a postseason career high of 20 hits.

The worrisome thing for Atlanta is that while Brantley has started out hot at home in the Series, he’s been even better on the road this season. His .355 average and 81 hits away from home far surpassed the .275 average and 65 hits he collected at Minute Maid Park.

With the venue shifting to Truist Park tonight, we’ll take Brantley (-340) to stay hot and pick up a hit in Game 3.

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