/World Series Game 6 Betting Primer: Lines, Odds and Predictions

World Series Game 6 Betting Primer: Lines, Odds and Predictions


What a flip of occasions.The Braves held a four-run lead within the first inning of a possible World Collection clincher Sunday and appeared on their option to the primary title in 26 years.The Astros’ offense then got here to life (cue the Undertaker GIF) and showcased its championship pedigree by rallying for a 9-5 win.That swing in momentum places the Braves in a tricky spot heading to Houston, the place the Astros are 5-2 this postseason.The Braves are turning to struggling lefty Max Fried (1-2, 5.40 postseason ERA) and the Astros are projected to begin Luis Garcia (1-2, 7.62 postseason ERA).Houston’s rally burned our specialists Sunday, however they wish to rebound. Jen Piacenti and Matt Ehalt are right here with their Sport 6 picks.Examine the percentages at SI SportsbookBrett Davis-USA TODAY SportsMONEYLINE: ASTROS (-125); BRAVES (+105)Piacenti: OK, full disclosure—I simply received tickets to Sport 7, so you may even see a theme with my picks. The Astros being favored is fairly fascinating to me contemplating the Braves have Fried beginning and the Astros will in all probability flip to Garcia on brief relaxation.However, after all, I’m going with the Astros at residence.Simply as in Sport 2, I feel the Astros can get just a few knocks off of Fried. They hit lefties properly, and they need to be capable to construct on the momentum they began in Atlanta. The lineup changes Dusty Baker made (almost too late) ignited a spark, and I’m betting the house crowd and the return of the DH will assist get the Astros to Sport 7.Ehalt: I assumed Atlanta had this sequence wrapped up when Adam Duvall hit that grand slam. Now, it is again to, ‘Oh no, is Atlanta gonna Atlanta?’For some motive, I’ve extra religion that the Braves can win Sport 7 than Sport 6. Fried is fading and the Astros mash lefties. The Braves’ bullpen lastly faltered.Garcia does not instill religion both, particularly since he is on brief relaxation, however Houston’s offense lastly got here to life. Let’s take the Astros forcing Sport 7.RUN LINE: BRAVES +1.5 (-188); ASTROS -1.5 (+155)Piacenti: If I’m going for the Astros, might as properly go large.I by no means like betting the run line, however on this case, I can not flip down +155. Go large or go residence. Yordan Alvarez wakes up, Alex Bregman finds his bat and Jose Altuve hits a first-pitch residence run in his second at-bat. (Too daring?)Ehalt: The workforce that has gained every sport has gained on the run line. I am taking Houston, so I will take the Astros on the run line, too.OVER/UNDER: 9; UNDER (-118); OVER (+100)Piacenti: Garcia shall be on brief relaxation, the Astros hit lefties properly and Sunday’s sport had a complete of 20 hits. The earlier sport—which ended Three-2 Braves—had a complete of 16 hits.The problem hasn’t been hits, it has been well timed hitting. If both workforce can simply hit with RISP, this simply hits the over.Ehalt: I lastly determined to take the underneath and the over hits. Sigh. (Do I get credit score for noting the over would—after all—hit as soon as I went in opposition to it?)I just like the over right here once more, particularly since I am undecided both starter goes to close down the lineups. Houston’s offense has carried out properly at Minute Maid Park throughout each the common season and postseason, and maybe is again in type.Postseason video games at Minute Maid Park have averaged 9.29 runs.John David Mercer/USA TODAY SportsMONEYLINE AFTER 5 INNINGS: ASTROS (-133); BRAVES (+105)Piacenti: Sticking with the house workforce. Sorry for the theme right here, however hear: These are nice seats.Ehalt: The workforce that has led after 5 has gained all however one sport on this sequence (Sport four), though final evening nearly didn’t money when Houston rallied for 3 runs within the fifth inning. Let’s persist with the percentages and take Houston.PLAYER PROP: zero.5 RUNS SCOREDPiacenti: I will take the over on Yuli Gurriel scoring zero.5 runs at +135.If the lineup modifications stick, I like Kyle Tucker and Bregman with an RBI, and the AL batting champ ought to get on base.I like this prop as a result of each participant is plus-money, and we all know somebody has to attain—not like a HR—which can or might not occur in any given ballgame.Ehalt: With this sport being performed in an AL park, I am not as involved in regards to the backside of the order guys not scoring.Travis d’Arnaud is having a strong sequence, and I like his +185 odds. He is scored in three of the 5 video games. I feel there’s respectable potential right here with sizable odds.I might fairly take a shot on a participant with these sort of odds (for this guess) than chasing the safer payout with one of many top-of-the-order batters.Examine the percentages at SI SportsbookGet fantasy and betting evaluation in your inbox by signing up for the Winners Membership newsletterMore Betting, Fantasy & MLB:• The Best 21 Days of Brian Snitker’s Life• Houston’s Worst Hitter Saves the Season• Week eight Dangerous Beats and Large Payouts• Derrick Henry Damage Fantasy Impression• MNF Giants-Chiefs Betting Preview