- The Houston Astros have (-135) odds to win Game 1 of the MLB World Series against the Atlanta Braves.
- The total for the game is at 8.5 with (EVEN) odds on the OVER.
- Charlie Morton’s strikeout total is set at 4.5 with (-110) underdog odds for the OVER.
HOUSTON – The Houston Astros will host the first game of the MLB World Series against the Atlanta Braves. The odds suggest Houston will get a 1-0 series lead.
World Series Game 1 Moneyline: Astros Favored
The Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves have made it to the World Series in different ways. Houston rode their offense while Atlanta relied on their pitching. Legal betting sites are seemingly giving the offense the edge in this matchup.
Astros Vs. Braves Moneyline Odds
- Houston Astros -135
- Atlanta Braves +115
The Astros have .281/.353/.443 batting splits entering the World Series while the Braves trail a bit with .250/.319/.407 lines. However, Houston has struggled on the mound with a 4.50 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, and .245 BAA while Atlanta has seen a little more success with a 3.41 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and .228 BAA.
It doesn’t seem like the opposing pitching phases Houston much at all as they’re averaging 6.7 runs per game in the postseason. Atlanta has scored more than five runs just once this postseason. If the Astros keep up their hot hitting, it doesn’t appear likely that the Braves will be able to match their output.
World Series Game 1 Total: 8.5 Runs
The Astros have been in high-scoring games this postseason, while Atlanta has often been a part of low-scoring contests. The average Houston game has had a total of 11.3 runs while the average Atlanta game has seen only 7.3 runs. MLB betting sites have set the total between the two teams, but a little toward the lower end.
Astros Vs. Braves Total
- OVER 8.5 EVEN
- UNDER 8.5 -120
Eight of the 10 Astros postseason games have gone OVER this number while five of the 10 Braves games have done the same. In each of Framber Valdez’s three postseason starts, his total has been OVER the set number as well as in six of his last seven outings overall. Even Charlie Morton has seen a total of nine or more runs in five of his last nine starts.
Best Game Prop: Charlie Morton’s Strikeouts
Morton has recorded at least five strikeouts in of 30 his 36 outings this year and yet his strikeout total for the game is set at 4.5 on sportsbooks and even worse, the UNDER is favored.
Charlie Morton’s Strikeouts Total
- OVER 4.5 -110
- UNDER 4.5 -120
The Astros as a team have been solid at not striking out this season as they had the lowest K% of any team this year (19.4%), but opposing starting pitchers have recorded five or more strikeouts in two of the last four games against Houston.
The game will start at 8:09 p.m. EST and can be seen on FOX on Tuesday night.
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