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Trend points to the over in Astros-Braves WS Game 2

by Mike Spector | Braves Correspondent |
Wed, Oct 27th 7:20am EDT

The over is 4-0 in the Houston Astros' last four games following a loss, and is 4-1-1 in the Atlanta Braves' last six playoff games. The two teams bring those trends into tonight's Game 2 of the World Series.

Betting Impact:

The over/under for Game 2 is 8.5 runs, per BettingPros consensus odds. Atlanta’s Jorge Soler became the first player with a leadoff home run in the top of the first inning of Game 1 in World Series history. In addition, the Braves became the first team in World Series history to score in each of the first three innings of Game 1. Yesterday’s game was also historical from the standpoint that it was just the third time in World Series Game 1 history that both starting pitchers failed to finish the third inning, and the first time it happened since 1966. As a result, the Braves and Astros bullpens combined to throw 13.2 innings, and Atlanta, in particular, used many of their best relievers in trying to protect their early lead. Atlanta's lineup faces Jose Urquidy tonight, who allowed six runs (five earned) on five hits and two walks in 1.2 innings in his only postseason start. It was also his first game action since October 3rd. Atlanta starter Max Fried had the best ERA of any pitcher in baseball after the All-Star break. However, he showed his vulnerability in his last start against the Dodgers in Game 5, allowing five earned runs on eight hits in 4.2 innings. He faces an Astros lineup that led that has hit .305 with an OPS of .838 against left-handed pitching this postseason.

Game: ATL at HOU Wed Oct 27th, 8:09pm ET | Categories: Line Movements, Trends