Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Will Smith, center, celebrates their win in Game 4 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, in Atlanta. The Braves won 3-2, to lead the series 3-1 games. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
The Atlanta Braves lead 3-1 and are one win away from capturing the World Series from the Houston Astros as they square off in Game 5 on Sunday at Truist Park
Sportsbooks are offering a long list of player props on this game
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The Atlanta Braves have been here and done that many times before. Up 3-1 against the Houston Astros, the Braves can clinch the World Series with a win in Game 5. On six previous occasions when a victory would give the Braves a World Series title, they are 3-3.
The Astros are 1-3 when facing elimination in the World Series.
Game 5 in this best-of-seven series gets underway on Sunday at Truist Park at 8:15 pm ET. The broadcast is being carried by FOX Sports.
Sportsbooks are offering a wealth of player props on this game. These are including over/under strikeouts, hits, home runs, and RBI.
Braves vs Astros Game 5 Pitcher and Hitter Props
Alex Bregman (HOU)
Eddie Rosario (ATL)
Carlos Correa (HOU)
Austin Riley (ATL)
Freddie Freeman (ATL)
Jose Altuve (HOU)
Jorge Soler (ATL)
Michael Brantley (HOU)
Ozzie Albies (ATL)
Travis d’Arnaud (ATL)
Yordan Alvarez (HOU)
Kyle Tucker (HOU)
Framber Valdez (HOU)
Tucker Davidson (ATL)
Odds as of October 31st at DraftKings.
Valdez Looks To Bounce Back From Game 1 Struggles
Framber Valdez was hit hard in Game 1 of this series. He surrendered eight hits and five earned runs in just two innings of work. Valdez took the loss.
He was limited to a paltry two strikeouts in that game. It was the second time in four playoff starts this year that he’d finished up with less than 4.5 strikeouts.
Framber Valdez, Dirty 82mph Curveball. 😨 pic.twitter.com/y2qs1pDItZ
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) October 27, 2021
Valdez has been limited to fewer than 4.5 strikeouts in eight of 26 starts during the 2021 campaign. In six of the previous seven times that he failed to go over that number, the Astros left-hander bounced back strongly. He’s struck out no fewer than five batters in all but one of those follow-up appearances.
Tucker Davidson, Atlanta’s scheduled Game 5 opener, is a real wild card. So far during the MLB postseason, the Braves have sent 14 hurlers to the bump. Davidson isn’t one of them. He was added to the World Series roster after Charlie Morton suffered a fractured fibula in Game 1.
Tucker Davidson is taking Charlie Morton’s spot on the roster. I really hope he gets a chance to throw in the World Series. I love his game
— SportsTalkATL.com (@SportsTalkATL) October 27, 2021
The rookie left-hander will be making only his sixth big-league appearance, and his first since June 15. Davidson has gone over 3.5 strikeouts in all four of his starts this season. However, he figures to be on a short leash with a chance to win the World Series available to Atlanta.
Picks: Framber Valdez over 4.5 strikeouts (+130); Tucker Davidson under 3.5 strikeouts (-160).
Braves Battered Valdez in Game 1
Several Atlanta hitters were swinging hot bats when facing Valdez in the series opener. Second baseman Ozzie Albies smacked a pair of singles (2-for-2, 1.000) and catcher Travis d’Arnaud also singled in his only plate appearance (1-for-1, 1.000). He’s batting .313 (5-for-16) for the series.
Outfielder Jorge Soler homered and drove in two runs (1-for-2, .500). Third baseman Austin Riley doubled and drove in a run (1-for-2, .500). Outfielder Eddie Rosario was also 1-for-2 (.500).
Travis d’Arnaud’s 112.6 MPH HR is the hardest-hit by a @Braves hitter in the #postseason since at least 2015.
(MLBStats x @Googlecloud) pic.twitter.com/KSC28IaZHx
— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) October 30, 2021
No Houston batters have ever stepped in to face Davidson. The best data available is which Astros are hitting lefties well during the postseason?
That list begins with outfielder Yordan Alvarez. He’s 10-for-28 (.357) off of southpaws during the playoffs, with a home run and six RBI. On the other hand, 11 of his 18 outs vs southpaws are via strikeout. Second baseman Jose Altuve is 5-for-18 (.288) with a solo homer. Shortstop Carlos Correa is batting .273 (6-for-22).
Picks: Travis d’Arnaud +0.5 hits (-145); Jorge Soler +0.5 RBI (+200); Yordan Alvarez +0.5 hits (-225).