- The Atlanta Braves are -160 betting favorites to win the World Series after their Game 1 win.
- The Houston Astros come back with +135 odds to win the series.
- Houston is favored to even the series at 1-1 with -120 odds in Game 2.
HOUSTON – After winning Game 1 of the World Series, the Atlanta Braves are the favorites to win the series, however, the Houston Astros are the favorites to win Game 2.
World Series Prices: Braves Favored
In the last 25 years, the Game 1 winner has gone on to win the series 20 times (80%), so it shouldn’t be much of a surprise to see Atlanta with the shorter odds at online sportsbooks.
World Series Winner Odds
- Atlanta Braves -160
- Houston Astros +135
Going back even further, over the past 115 years, the winner of Game 1 has won the series 73 times (63.5%). Worth noting, one of the Braves’ best pitchers, Charlie Morton, is now out for the series and will not be able to pitch again which could cause issues for the team down the stretch if the series gets extended.
However, there’s a lot of historical data that shows Atlanta has a significant advantage over Houston.
With an 80% win rate over the last 25 years and a 63.5% win rate over the last 115 years, the Braves implied odds of 61.54% on the -160 line leaves value on the table.
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Game 2 Odds Favor Houston To Even Series
Bettors may feel like waiting to bet on either team in the series due to MLB betting sites favoring the Astros in Game 2. If the odds hold true, the Braves would have a much better series price line, but if not, their odds on the series would likely lose all value.
Braves vs Astros Game 2 Odds
- Atlanta Braves EVEN
- Houston Astros -120
Max Fried will pitch for Atlanta and he could be taking the mound as the best pitcher in baseball. He posted a 1.74 ERA in the second half of the season which was the best of any starting pitcher in the league. Getting him as an underdog in Game 2 is good value, but getting the Braves at -160 in the series before Fried takes the mound might carry even more value.
Game 2 will begin at 8:09 p.m. EST and will air on FOX.
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