Houston Astros (103-71) vs. Atlanta Braves (96-76)
October 30, 2021 8:09 pm EDT
The Line: Atlanta Braves -118 / Houston Astros +100; Over/Under: -8.5
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The Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves meet Saturday in Game 4 of the World Series in MLB action at Truist Park. The Astros need a win here to even up the series at 2-2. The Braves have a chance to take a commanding 3-1 series lead.
The Houston Astros have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Astros have won six of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Michael Brantley leads the Astros with 19 hits and nine RBI while Yuli Gurriel and Jordan Alvarez have combined for 32 hits and 18 RBI. Zack Greinke gets the ball, and he was 11-6 with a 4.16 ERA and 120 strikeouts this season. Greinke is 4-6 with a 4.29 ERA and 97 strikeouts in his postseason career.
The Atlanta Braves have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Braves have won five of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Eddie Rosario leads the Braves with 20 hits and 11 RBI while Ozzie Albies and Austin Riley have combined for 26 hits and eight RBI. The Atlanta Braves didn’t list a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.
The Atlanta Braves didn’t announce a starting pitcher at the time this article was published, but I’m not sure if it matters. The Braves have a lot of momentum right now, and their pitching has been great all postseason. The Houston Astros can’t string together offense in this series, and Greinke is being called to save the season, a pitcher who has just 13.2 innings under his belt since September. There are also a lot of Braves players who have solid career success against Greinke. I have to give the Braves the edge here.