Braves vs. Astros odds, line: 2021 World Series Game 1 picks, predictions from model on 208-178 run

Teams with a lot of postseason experience meet when the Atlanta Braves take on the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the 2021 World Series on Tuesday night. The Braves (88-73), who won the National League East Division, are making their fourth consecutive playoff appearance and sixth World Series appearance since 1991. The Astros (95-67), who won the American League West Division, are making their third World Series appearance in five years. Houston won the championship in 2017, and were runners-up in 2019. Atlanta leads the all-time series 393-333, including a 12-7 edge in the postseason, when both teams were in the National League.

First pitch from Minute Maid Park in Houston is set for 8:09 p.m. ET. In Game 1, Houston is the -130 favorite (risk $130 to win $100) on the money line in the latest Astros vs. Braves odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total runs scored is eight. Before making any Braves vs. Astros picks, make sure you check out the latest MLB predictions and betting advice from the red-hot SportsLine Projection Model.

This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, enters the 2021 World Series with a 208-178 record on top-rated MLB money-line picks, returning almost $600. Anyone following it has seen some huge returns.

Now, the model has dialed in on Braves vs. Astros and just revealed its 2021 World Series picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s Astros vs. Braves picks. Now, here are several MLB odds and betting lines for Astros vs. Braves:

  • Braves vs. Astros money line: Atlanta +120, Houston -130         
  • Braves vs. Astros run line: Houston -1.5 (+150)
  • Braves vs. Astros over-under: 8 runs         
  • ATL: The Braves are 14-3 in their last 17 games against a team with a winning record 
  • HOU: The Astros are 7-1 in their last eight games as favorites

Featured Game | Houston Astros vs. Atlanta Braves

Why you should back the Astros

Houston will send left-hander Framber Valdez (11-6, 3.14 ERA) to the mound. Valdez was sharp in his last outing, a 9-1 Astros win over Boston in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series. He allowed just one earned run on three hits in eight innings of work. He walked one and struck out five. In 34 career games, including 24 starts, at Minute Maid Park, Valdez is 13-5 with a 3.45 ERA. He has walked 78, while striking out 170.

Offensively, first baseman Yuli Gurriel has been a big part of Houston’s success. In the ALCS against Boston, he tore apart Red Sox pitching, batting .455 with a double, one home run and six RBIs. In six games, he had three multi-hit games, including a 3-for-5 performance with a double and three RBIs in Game 5. In the decisive Game 6 win, he was 1-for-3 with a walk and stolen base. 

Why you should back the Braves

Atlanta will start right-hander Charlie Morton (14-6, 3.34 ERA). Morton has been solid this postseason but doesn’t have much to show for it with a 0-1 record and 3.60 postseason ERA. In Game 1 of the NLDS against Milwaukee, he took the loss despite allowing just two earned runs on three hits in six innings of work. He walked one and struck out nine. In Game 3 of the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers, he received a no-decision in a 6-5 loss despite limiting the Dodgers to just two earned runs on three hits in five innings. 

Offensively, outfielder Eddie Rosario carried Atlanta to the NLCS victory over Los Angeles. In the six game series, he hit .560 with one double, one triple, three homers and nine RBIs. He had a .607 on-base percentage and a 1.040 slugging percentage. Rosario had two four-hit performances, going 4-for-5 in both Game 2 and Game 4 of the NLCS. He has hits in all 10 of Atlanta’s postseason games.

How to make Braves vs. Astros picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 8.9 runs. It also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the model’s Astros vs. Braves pick at SportsLine

So who wins Braves vs. Astros? And which side of the money line has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Braves vs. Astros spread to jump on Tuesday, all from the advanced model that has returned nearly $600 on MLB picks in 2021, and find out. 

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