Atlanta Braves Houston Astros World Series Game 1: Odds, Lineup, Prediction
The time has finally come as the Atlanta Braves are all set to take on the Houston Astros in the 2021 World Series. Here’s everything you need to know about Game 1.
Happy World Series Day! For the first time since 1999 the Atlanta Braves return to the World Series for a chance to win their first championship since 1995.
The team standing in their way … the Houston Astros.
This should be a really fun and entertaining series. We’ve covered it a ton on the site, so much sure you check it out.
But here’s everything you need to know for Game 1.
What Time is the Game Today?
Game 1 of the World Series will start at 7:09 PM CT as they’ll be playing in the Central time zone in Houston. Grab your caffeine, it will be a late night.
What Channel is the Braves Game on Today?
All World Series games will be televised on big FOX with Joe Buck and John Smoltz in the booth.
Braves vs. Astros Odds for Game 1 Today
The Braves remain underdogs as they have been pretty much all postseason. WynnBET has the Astros favored at -1.5/+150 and the Braves at +1.5/-170.
The money line on the game is -130 for the Astros and +120 for the Braves with the spread set at 8 runs.
Braves Starting Pitcher Today: Charlie Morton
When the Braves signed Charlie Morton for $15 million way back in the offseason, it was just for moments like this. He’s pitched on this stage before and will be ready for the moment.
He didn’t face the Astros this season, but he faced them in last year’s postseason with the Rays and didn’t allow an earned run in two starts (10.2 IP) allowing just 7 hits and 2 walks with 11 strikeouts.
Astros Hitters vs. Morton (regular season stats):
Jose Altuve: 2/10, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 K
Michael Brantley: 3/15, 2 2B, 1 BB, 4 Ks
Alex Bregman: 1/4, 1 K
Yordan Alvarez: 1/2, 1 2B, 1 K
Yuli Gurriel: 1/3, 1 2B, 1 Bb, 1 K
Braves Startling Lineup
Will update when posted
Jorge Soler — DH
Freddie Freeman — 1B
Ozzie Albies — 2B
Austin Riley — 3B
Eddie Rosario — LF
Adam Duvall — CF
Joc Pederson — RF
Travis d’Arnaud — C
Dansby Swanson — SS
Braves vs. Astros Prediction
This is a pivotal game for the Braves as it sets the entire tone for the series. If they fall behind early and get shelled that could wreck their confidence and linger into the rest of the series.
However, I believe this Braves offense will come out and score some runs early. And Charlie Morton will be able to hold down their offense for 5 innings.
The key will be, and this will be the key the entire series, is can the Braves add on runs late and prevent this Astros team from doing what they do best in scoring runs late.
I think it does happen in Game 1 and I think the Braves shock everyone with a 5-3 win.
Make your pick now on WynnBET.
Braves vs. Astros Livestream
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Check back after Game 1 as we’ll have plenty of breakdown from the biggest moments in what will hopefully be an Atlanta win!