The Houston Astros will look to even the 2021 World Series at 1-1 when they meet the Atlanta Braves in Game 2 on Wednesday in Houston. First pitch from Minute Maid Park is set for 8:09 p.m. ET. Atlanta is looking to win its first World Series since 1995, while Houston is out to win the World Series for the first time since 2017. Atlanta will start Max Fried, while Jose Urquidy will be on the hill for Houston.
Houston is the -115 favorite (risk $115 to win $100) in the latest Braves vs. Astros odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while Atlanta is a +105 underdog. The Over-Under for total runs scored is nine.
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The model knows that first baseman Yuli Gurriel continued his torrid hitting this postseason with a 2-for-4 performance in Game 1. In 11 playoff games, he is batting .349. In the ALCS against Boston, he tore apart Red Sox pitching, batting .455 with a double, one home run and six RBIs. In six games, he had three multi-hit games, including a 3-for-5 performance with a double and three RBIs in Game 5. In the decisive Game 6 win, he was 1-for-3 with a walk and stolen base .
The model also knows that first baseman Freddie Freeman has been one of the main reasons Atlanta has made a deep postseason run. He was 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in the Game 1 win over Houston. He homered to propel the Braves past the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 in the decisive Game 4 win in the NLDS. He also homered and drove in two runs in Atlanta's 9-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of the NLCS. Freeman is hitting .297 in 11 postseason games with two doubles, three homers, seven RBIs and 11 walks. He has a .595 slugging percentage .
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