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World Series Game Splits Are Heating Up This Tuesday! Oct 26, 2021
Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports
We’ve got a great faceoff to kick off the 2021 Fall Classic tonight, as the Atlanta Braves face off against the Houston Astros at the latter team’s Minute Maid Park. Atlanta rose to become American League West champions after beating both the Brewers and Dodgers, whilst the Houston Astros rose to become National League East champions after crushing both the White Sox and Red Sox.
It remains to be seen who’ll take home the biggest 2021 championship title in Major League Baseball, but here’s what our oddsmaking friends from DraftKings Sportsbook have seen as far as what the betting splits look like for Game 1 of the World Series. Read on to find out what you should know about the run line, moneyline, and total run wagers available tonight.
DraftKings World Series Game 1 Picks
Right now, the Houston Astros are listed as -1.5 favorites on DraftKings’ run line, as the team gears up to step out on their home turf tonight at 8:09 EST. Two-thirds (66%) of the total bets and 83% of the total handle money has been placed on Houston, and with heavy hitters like Joshua Altuve and Yordan Alvarez on the team, it makes sense why that’s the case.
Interestingly though, those figures are almost flipped when it comes to total wagers on the total runs scored tonight. Roughly 87% of the handle is on the Braves being over 8.0 runs, whereas 13% of the handle is on the Astros being under 8.0 runs. The Braves have some cannon arms of their own in the form of third-baseman Austin Riley, so it will be interesting to watch who ends up coming out on top.
Moving over to the moneyline portion of the splits, DraftKings has Houston favored -140, while Atlanta is positioned as +120 underdogs. The betting figures here are a little more polarized than the first two, or, for lack of a better word, “split”; the Braves account for 47% of the handle and 41% of the bets, whereas Houston’s taken 53% of the handle and 59% of the bets.
All in all, things are shaping up to be quite a “split” start to this series! If you want to find about more betting action available through DraftKings and the industry's best online sportsbooks, and find out where & how to get in on the action, then you can stay in touch by signing up for our mailing list and having updates delivered straight to your inbox.