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World Series Braves vs Astros: Top Game 2 Picks & 3 Prop Bets To Jump On

World Series Braves vs Astros: Top Game 2 Picks & 3 Prop Bets To Jump On

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The Houston Astros are looking to even things up in Game 2 of the World Series after dropping the opener to the Atlanta Braves, 6-2 in Tuesday’s Game 1. Now Houston is in danger of falling behind 2-0 before the World Series moves to Atlanta for Games 3-5.

Atlanta lefty Max Fried is on the bump for the Braves, who are slight underdogs again according to the MLB odds. The Braves are listed around +100 to +108, while the Astros are favored anywhere from -110 to -125 on various betting apps.

Houston’s Jose Urquidy is making his second start of the postseason and figures to be fresh after nine days rest. 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 Game 2 Astros-Braves Betting Lines

World Series Astros-Braves Game 2 Top Pick

Astros Moneyline over Braves

The Astros were never really in it for Game 1, but we expect a better showing tonight from the American League champs.

Houston’s Jose Urquidy has seen this stage before having started the Astros’ Game 4 win over the Nationals in the 2019 World Series. He’s also well-rested with just one postseason appearance so far, albeit one that didn’t go well. We expect him to bounce back and rise to the occasion tonight.

Atlanta’s Max Fried has been outstanding for most of the past two months, but the pitch counts are adding up and he got rocked for five earned runs in 4.2 innings his last time out. This will be his first ever World Series appearance.

The Braves bullpen got more work than expected Tuesday with Charlie Morton leaving after 2.1 innings due to a broken leg, and the Astros bats should wake up tonight. We’re on Houston moneyline.


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World Series Game 2 Braves vs Astros Top Prop Bets

Run Scored First Inning - Yes ( -105 at BetMGM )
Eddie Rosario – Over 0.5 Hits ( -270 at FanDuel )
Yordan Alvarez – Over 1.5 Hits ( +250 at DraftKings )

Run Scored First Inning - Yes

Fried has gone seven consecutive starts without allowing a run in the first inning. But this is his first career World Series start. It’s gonna feel a lot different on the mound tonight, especially in the early-going. Urquidy could be a little rusty out of the gate having last pitched for the Astros nine days ago. And he’s been bad in the first inning all season, giving up 10 earned runs in the first frame over 20 starts. We’re on at least one run scored in the first inning tonight at BetMGM.


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Eddie Rosario – Over 0.5 Hits

Rosario comes into Game 2 riding an 11-game hitting streak. The Braves outfielder has had at least one in every postseason start, and he’s been doing even more damage lately with 10 hits over the last four games. We also like the lefty-righty matchup against Urquidy. We’re on Rosario for at least one hit tonight at FanDuel.


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Yordan Alvarez – Over 1.5 Hits

Alvarez has been swinging out of his mind, with 10 hits in his last 16 at-bats. The Astros DH has a seven-game hit streak going and boasts a ridiculous 1.736 OPS at Minute Maid Park this postseason. Alvarez is also eating up left-handed pitching with a .455 postseason batting average against southpaws, and he gets a lefty matchup to start things tonight. We’re on Alvarez Over 1.5 hits with juicy odds at DraftKings.


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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.