The Atlanta Braves are one win away from a championship, and they face the Houston Astros in Game 5 of the 2021 World Series on Sunday night. First pitch from Atlanta is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET. Houston is the -121 favorite (risk $121 to win $100) on the money line in the latest Astros vs. Braves odds, while the over-under for total runs scored is 8.5. There are also plenty of 2021 World Series props to consider.
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Bollman combines MLB front-office experience with a deep statistical background. Bollman, who has a master's degree in biostatistics, worked in the Toronto Blue Jays' analytics department in 2018, focusing on high-performance sports science and player development.
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Houston has not hit at the level it reached during the regular season, but the Astros are dangerous. Houston led Major League Baseball in runs scored, batting average and on-base percentage, and the lineup has no weaknesses from top to bottom. On the mound, the Astros have the advantage on paper, with Framber Valdez serving as the team's starter in this matchup. Valdez posted a 3.14 ERA in 22 starts during the regular season, and he flashed his considerable upside with an eight-inning, one-run performance in Game 5 against the Red Sox in the ALCS.
Atlanta's offense hasn't been dominant in this series, but the Braves have a fantastic bullpen. Brian Snitker has been aggressive in deploying his best relievers, and the results have been stellar, headlined by a 2.89 ERA in the postseason. Atlanta's bullpen has 74 strikeouts in 65.1 innings of work, with opponents hitting only .221 against the team's relief corps. Offensively, the Braves led the National League in home runs after the All-Star break, and Atlanta has depth after a mid-season overhaul in the outfield.
Now, Bollman has set his sights on Astros vs. Braves. We can tell you he is going over on total bases for Yordan Alvarez. He also has a STRONG money-line pick and has locked in on several other plus-money props. You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any MLB picks of your own.
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