The World Series has arrived and it will be the Atlanta Braves against the Houston Astros. This is familiar territory for the Astros, who are making their second Fall Classic appearance in the last five years. The Braves are the NL Champs for the first time since 1999.
Atlanta topped the Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers to get here, while Houston knocked out the Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox.
Which team has the upper hand in this series? Where does the value lie in the series price? Be sure to shop around for the best odds, as there are some differences out there in the betting markets.
Here are our best World Series bets from Derek Carty and Adam Burke:
Atlanta Braves (+ 120) vs. Houston Astros (-140)
Carty: It should be no surprise the American League favorite Astros are sitting on the cusp of a World Series title, but the Braves shocked the world by handily defeating the best team in baseball, perhaps the best team we’ve seen in many years. Injuries and bad variance ultimately did the Dodgers in and, luckily for the Braves, they might not need as much good luck in this series facing a much easier opponent.