The Houston Astros will look to draw even in the series when they take on the Atlanta Braves in Game 4 of the 2021 World Series in Atlanta on Saturday. The Astros (95-67), who are 3-3 on the road this postseason, have not lost back-to-back road games since losing four consecutive Sept. 23-26. The Braves (88-73), who are 6-0 at home during the 2021 MLB playoffs, have not lost a home game since dropping a 4-3 decision to the New York Mets on Oct. 1. Atlanta has won seven of the past 10 home games against Houston. Zack Greinke is the starter for Houston, though the veteran is only expected to pitch a few innings at most. It'll be a bullpen game for Atlanta with lefty Dylan Lee serving as the opener.
First pitch from Truist Park in Atlanta is slated for 8:09 p.m. ET. The latest Braves vs. Astros odds from Caesars Sportsbook list both sides at -105 on the money line (risk $105 to win $100), while the over-under for total runs is set at 8.5. Before making any Astros vs. Braves picks, make sure you check out the latest MLB predictions and betting advice from the proven SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has dialed in on Astros vs. Braves and just revealed its coveted World Series 2021 picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's MLB picks. Here are the MLB odds and World Series betting lines for Braves vs. Astros:
- Astros vs. Braves money line: Houston -105, Atlanta -105
- Astros vs. Braves run line: Atlanta -1.5 (+180)
- Astros vs. Braves over-under: 8.5 runs
- HOU: The Astros are 4-1 in their last five World Series road games
- ATL: The Braves are 11-1 in their last 12 home games
Why you should back the Braves
Catcher Travis d'Arnaud went 2-for-4 with a double and home run in Game 3. In 13 games this postseason, he is batting .256 with a double, two homers and three RBIs with six walks. He has been red hot this series, going 5-for-12 (.417), including back-to-back multi-hit performances. He entered the series with a lifetime .294 batting average against the Astros with a homer and five RBIs.
Third baseman Austin Riley has been hot and got the scoring started in Game 3 with a third-inning RBI double. Riley has a four-game hitting streak and is batting .245 with four doubles, two homers and seven RBIs this postseason. For the series, he already has a pair of doubles and two RBIs. During the regular season, Riley batted .303 with 33 homers, 107 RBIs and 91 runs scored.
Why you should back the Astros
Offensively, outfielder Michael Brantley had a six-game hitting streak snapped on Friday. He had been red hot and was instrumental in Wednesday's 7-2 Game 2 win. He was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI and has hits in 11 of 13 postseason games. In Game 1, he was 3-for-5 with a double. He was also a difference-maker in the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox. In Games 4 and 5 of that series, Brantley was 4-for-10 with four RBIs. In 13 postseason games, Brantley is batting .328 with four doubles, nine RBIs and one stolen base.
Also having a solid postseason is outfielder Kyle Tucker, who has driven in 15 runs with three doubles and four home runs. He was 2-for-4 with a double in the World Series opener on Tuesday and followed that up with a 1-for-3 effort, including a walk and stolen base on Wednesday. He has hits in 10 of 13 postseason games, including four multi-hit and multi-RBI games. He helped seal the decisive Game 6 victory over the Red Sox in the ALCS by crushing a three-run home run in the eighth inning.
How to make Astros vs. Braves picks
SportsLine's model is leaning under on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 8.2 runs. It also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the model's World Series Game 4 pick at SportsLine.
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