In World Series Game 5, the Houston Astros mounted a terrific comeback to take the victory, which means there will be a Game 6 on Tuesday. After going down 3-1 to the Braves, the Astros are feeling good about their chances. Can the Stros win Game 6 and force a Game 7? Or will the Braves take home the World Series trophy after a Game 6 victory? Check out more information on Game 6, an odds analysis, and a free pick.
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Braves vs. Astros 2021 World Series Game 6 Information
- When: Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 8:09 pm ET
- Where: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
- TV: FOX, FOX-INT
- Radio: 680 The Fan (Braves) // 790AM KBME (Astros)
- Live Stream: MLB.tv
- MLB Odds: Braves (+109) / Astros (-128)
Why bet on the Atlanta Braves?
Atlanta scored 6 runs in the Game 1 victory, 2 runs in the Game 2 loss, 2 runs in the Game 3 win, and 3 runs in the Game 4 win. Although the Braves lost Game 5, the Astros scored 5 runs, which is a sign the lineup is hitting the ball well. As always, the ATL’s fortunes depend on the play of the great Freddie Freeman. The Braves’ first baseman has a hit in every game this series.
After five games, Atlanta’s rotation is out dueling Houston’s rotation. Even after Charlie Morton went down in Game 1, the Braves picked it up on the mound, holding the Astros to a couple of runs in a 6-2 victory.
Atlanta’s Ian Anderson has thrown well. But on Tuesday night, the Braves start Max Fried. Houston busted up Fried for 6 earned runs off 7 hits in 5 innings. Fried didn’t throw well in the start before, either, when giving up 5 earned runs off 8 hits in a loss to the Dodgers.
Why bet on the Houston Astros?
Finally, the Stros’ vaunted lineup got it going. Houston scored 2 runs in both Game 3 and Game 4. But in Game 5, the Astros posted 9. The 9-5 victory kept Houston’s World Series hopes alive. On Tuesday night, the Stros face a pitcher they dominated in the previous match up. Houston is ultra-confident they can generate enough runs to win Game 6 and then generate enough to win Game 7.
The Astros starters have yet to get it together. Houston’s starter on Tuesday, Luis Garcia, lasted 3.2 innings in the 0-2 Game 3 loss. Jose Urquidy saved the day for the Stros in Game 5. Urquidy has started in the past. So if Garcia gets into trouble in Game 6, don’t expect Dusty Baker to just wait for the game to get out of reach.
Baker will set Jose up for a potential save by employing his bullpen, and, maybe, even a starter or two before sending Urquidy to the mound.
Braves vs. Astros MLB Betting Trends
- Braves are 6-0 in their last 6 after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game.
- Atlanta is 5-1 in their last 6 games following an off day.
- Under is 7-1-2 in Atlanta’s last 10 interleague games.
- Astros are 6-1 in their last 7 after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game.
- Houston is 7-2 in their last 9 playoff home games.
- Over is 7-1-1 in Houston’s last 9 games versus a left-handed starter.
Braves vs. Astros Series Betting Prediction
Houston backers had been waiting for the Stros to dominate the Braves’ bullpen. During the season, the ATL’s BP had a 3.97 ERA. Houston’s bullpen posted a worse ERA during the regular season. But in the playoffs, the Stros’ BP ERA has fallen to 2.85 while Atlanta’s has fallen to 3.24.
One of the issues for Atlanta’s BP is that without Charlie Morton, and with Max Fried not throwing well, Braves relieves have had to put in way more innings than they normally would. In Game 5, a tired Atlanta bullpen welcomed Jose Altuve, Michael Brantley, Alex Bregman, Carlos Correa and the rest of the Astros.
Cleanup hitter Yordan Alvarez went 4-for-5 and the Astros still scored 9 runs in the 9-5 victory. Because Atlanta manager Brian Snitker know he must rest his BP, don’t expect Snitker to pull Max Fried early. Even if Atlanta’s starter allows 4 runs in the first inning, Snitker could let him work out of it. Why?
If Atlanta doesn’t prepare their bullpen for a deciding Game 7, the Braves have no shot to win the World Series. Houston’s bats are hot. Snitker won’t sell out his bullpen, and therefore give up a Game 7 victory, by trying to win Game 6.
Instead, he’ll allow Fried to pitch most of this one, throw in a reliever to just end Game
6, and prepare his rotation and BP for Game 7. Because Snitker’s plan seems obvious, backing Houston on the run line is the play.
READ MORE: Early 2022 World Series Odds
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.