It is the World Series, so the sportsbooks are going to put up some kind of line to draw action, even if they aren’t sure who the starting pitchers will be. The Houston Astros have already announced that veteran right-hander Zack Greinke will be the starter on Saturday night. The Atlanta Braves have not announced one as they look to take a 3-1 series lead, but many people seem to believe that Kyle Wright will pitch in some capacity.
The Braves will use an opener per manager Brian Snitker, which leaves the post-opener options as Wright, Tucker Davidson, who replaced Charlie Morton on the roster, or Jesse Chavez, the rubber-armed swingman that can pitch multiple innings if asked.
Because we may not know Atlanta’s plan until closer to game time, let’s work with what we’ve got now.
Houston Astros at Atlanta Braves (-110, 8.5)
The consensus number is basically Atlanta -110 with the sportsbooks that have a line posted here in Las Vegas and the total is 8.5 across the board. We saw a lot of over money come up on the short end in Game 3, as the Astros went the first seven innings without a hit and the Braves only scratched out a couple of runs.