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World Series Braves vs Astros Game 6: Top Picks & Prop Bets To Jump On

World Series Braves vs Astros Game 6: Top Picks & Prop Bets To Jump On

The Astros have new life as the fall classic heads back to Houston for Game 6 of the 2021 World Series. The Atlanta Braves took a 3-1 series lead and got off to a great start in Game 5, jumping out to a 4-0 first-inning lead on an Adam Duvall grand slam. But the Astros dug deep and rallied for an impressive 9-5 victory to keep their title hopes alive down three games to two.

The Astros are the betting favorite tonight with -130 MLB odds, as rookie Luis Garcia makes his second World Series start. The Braves are a +110 underdog on betting apps behind veteran southpaw Max Fried, while the total is set at 8.5.

Let’s take a deeper dive into the game from an MLB betting perspective and see where the best value is.

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World Series Astros-Braves Game 6 Top Pick

Astros Moneyline over Braves

As good as Fried was earlier this postseason, he hasn’t delivered in his last two outings. And the pressure is on with the Astros looking to force a Game 7 in Houston. Fried gave up five earned runs on eight hits in 4.2 innings in Game 5 of the NLCS, and he followed it up with six earned runs allowed in five innings during a Game 2 loss to the Astros.

Garcia has gone the opposite direction – after two rough outings to start October, he’s allowed just one earned run over his last 9.1 innings. The Astros have all the momentum and the Braves could tighten up at the first sign of adversity. We’re on Houston to get it done tonight and force a Game 7.


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World Series Game 6 Braves Vs Astros Top Prop Bets

Astros to Score First ( +110 at BetMGM )
Luis Garcia, Over 3.5 Strikeouts( -160 at DraftKings )
Jose Altuve, Over 0.5 Runs( -105 at DraftKings )

Astros to Score First

We’re getting plus-money odds here since the Astros are at home, but we still think they’re a good bet to strike first. Fried has been getting into trouble early in recent outings, including five runs allowed in the first two innings of Game 2 in Houston. Garcia has been much sharper lately and the Braves will be dealing with a lot of pressure in the early innings. We’re on the Astros to score first tonight at BetMGM.


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Luis Garcia, Over 3.5 Strikeouts

Garcia posted seven strikeouts in just 3.2 innings during Game 3, and his strikeout rate of 9.9 Ks per nine innings ranks inside the top 20 of all starting pitchers this season. This Braves lineup has been striking out at an above-average rate all season and we expect at least four strong innings from Garcia tonight. We’re on Over 3.5 strikeouts for the rookie at DraftKings.


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Jose Altuve, Over 0.5 Runs

Altuve has been making his way around the basepaths throughout this series. Despite a .217 batting average in the World Series so far, the Astros second baseman has scored six runs over the last four games. He’s been hitting for power and we like the righty-lefty matchup to start against Fried. We’re on Altuve Over 0.5 runs scored at DraftKings.

About the Author

Dan Kilbridge for Bookies.com
Dan Kilbridge
Handicapper Dan Kilbridge writes about college football, MLB and other sports for Bookies.com after spending three years covering Tiger Woods’ comeback and the PGA for Golfweek.