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World Series Free Pick Houston at Atlanta Game 3
Published by Dennis Stagliano in sports betting · 28 October 2021
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The hometown Braves will give the ball to Ian Anderson, who’s pitched well so far this postseason. The 23-year-old has allowed two runs or less in all three of his starts. Last time out, he scattered just thee hits and a single run to the LA Dodgers in Game 6 of the NLCS, racking up four strikeouts and a walk.

He was brilliant in last year’s playoffs, posting a pair of wins, with a 0.96 ERA and 1.13 WHIP, and is undefeated in seven career playoff starts. He’s never faced the Astros during his brief two year career, but he’ll need to bring his best stuff if he wants to silence the mighty Houston bats.

A night after being held to only two runs, the Astros exploded with seven runs and nine hits in Game 2, jumping out to a 5-1 lead after just two innings. Houston has now crossed the plate at least five times in all but two of its 12 postseason contests.

Houston will counter with Luis Garcia, who rebounded from a pair of dismal postseason starts last time out. Facing Boston in a potential ALCS clinching game, Garcia shutout the Red Sox over 5.2 innings, allowing only a single hit. He stuck out seven Boston hitters, while yielding just a single walk, en route to a 5-0 victory.

The outing was his first strong start in his last four appearances, after getting shelled by the Red Sox earlier in the ALCS, and struggling versus the Chicago White Sox in the ALDS, and against the Tampa Bay Rays in his final regular season start.

Garcia had allowed 16 runs in his previous 8.2 innings, and will face a stiff test from this Atlanta lineup that he has no experience against. The Astros’ lineup in particular has been lights out. Atlanta’s bullpen performed well to contain them in Game 1 after Charlie Morton’s freak injury, but things could have gone a lot differently if Houston had capitalized on its opportunities.

The Astros were just 1-for-9 (.111) with runners in scoring position in Game 1, compared to batting .267 in those instances during the regular season. they will regress on the road.

I'm recommending betting under the total of 8.5 runs.

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