Houston Astros vs. Atlanta Braves: World Series Game 2 Best Odds and Preview for October 27, 2021


By Claudio Fortuna | October 27, 2021, 1:45 am

The Houston Astros (95-67) host the Atlanta Braves (88-73) in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday 8:09 PM ET at Minute Maid Park. The Braves lead the series 1-0.

Houston’s Jose Urquidy gets the start against Atlanta’s Max Fried.

Best Odds for Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances to win the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the MLB matchup between the Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves in which the Astros are currently the clear pick among bettors at regulated sportsbooks to claim victory.

Astros vs Braves Moneyline Action

Astros vs Braves Moneyline Action
Astros Braves
% of Bets 78% 22%
% of Stake 98% 2%

Astros Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Astros have been chosen as favorites in 135 games this year and have walked away with the win 83 times (61.5%) in those games.
  • Houston and their opponents have gone over in 85 of their 162 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Astros have scored the most runs (863) in baseball so far this year.
  • Houston has competed as the favorite in nine of its past 10 games and has gone 4-5 in those matchups.
  • In their last 10 games with an over/under, the Astros and their opponents have combined to clear the total four times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Urquidy (8-3) gets the starting nod for the Astros in his 21st start of the season. He’s put together a 3.62 ERA in 107 innings pitched, with 90 strikeouts.
  • The right-hander’s most recent appearance came on Tuesday, Oct. 19 against the Red Sox, when he went 1 2/3 innings, surrendering five earned runs while giving up five hits.
  • Over Urquidy’s 20 starts, his team is 14-6.
  • Urquidy’s starts hit the over on the run total 13 times in 20 games with a set total this season.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Jose Siri 15 .304 .347 .609 4 9 14
Kyle Tucker 137 .294 .359 .557 30 92 149
Yordan Alvarez 144 .277 .346 .531 33 104 149
Carlos Correa 148 .279 .366 .485 26 92 155
Yuli Gurriel 141 .319 .383 .462 15 81 169
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Braves Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Braves have won 45.8% of the games this season they were the underdog on the moneyline (22-26).
  • Atlanta has combined with opponents to go over the total 73 times this season for a 73-78-9 record against the over/under.
  • The Braves score the eighth-most runs in baseball (790 total, 4.9 per game).
  • In the last 10 games, Atlanta was listed as the moneyline underdog by oddsmakers just twice, and it split those games.
  • Over their last 10 matchups — all of which had a set run total — the Braves and their opponents combined to hit the over on the total four times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • The Braves will send Fried (14-7) to the mound for his 29th start of the season. He is 14-7 with a 3.04 ERA and 158 strikeouts in 165 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The lefty’s last appearance came on Friday against the Dodgers, when he threw 4 2/3 innings, surrendering five earned runs while giving up eight hits.
  • Fried’s team has won 18 of his 28 starts.
  • Fried’s starts with a set total this season have gone over the run total in 12 of 28 games.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Eddie Rosario 33 .271 .330 .573 7 16 26
Austin Riley 160 .303 .367 .531 33 107 179
Freddie Freeman 159 .300 .393 .503 31 83 180
Jorge Soler 55 .269 .358 .524 14 33 56
Adam Duvall 55 .226 .287 .513 16 45 45

Pick for Astros vs. Braves

Betting split data provided by regulated betting sites combined with our in-depth statistical analysis favors the Astros to win over the Braves.

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