9 Ways To Wager On Game 2: Braves Now Favored Over Astros To Win World Series

Written By Russ Mitchell on October 25, 2021 - Last Updated on October 27, 2021

The Atlanta Braves picked up a 6-2 win over the Houston Astros in the opening game of the 2021 World Series on Tuesday, but the best-of-seven series is far from over.

The Astros have one more game tonight at Minute Maid Park. Games 3-5  of the World Series shift to Truist Park, home of the Atlanta Braves.

Iowa sports betting customers have plenty of World Series wagering options. You can wager on everything from the eventual winner to run lines, to other specific types of baseball bets within each game. With Game 1 in hand, the Braves are now favored to win the World Series.

World Series odds at Iowa sportsbooks

Teams will use a DH at the American League venue tonight. Pitchers have to hit — or leave the game for a pinch hitter — when games shift to Atlanta. Keep that in mind as you consider run total wagers.

How to watch the World Series (all games 7:09 p.m. first pitch on Fox)

  • TuesdayOct. 26: Game 1 — Braves 6, Astros 2
  • Oct. 27: Game 2 — Braves at Astros
  • Oct. 29: Game 3 — Astros at Braves
  • Oct. 30: Game 4 — Astros at Braves
  • Oct. 31: Game 5 — Astros at Braves (if necessary)
  • Nov. 2: Game 6 — Braves at Astros (if necessary)
  • Nov. 3: Game 7 — Braves at Astros (if necessary)

9 World Series betting questions for each inning of Game 2

1: Will either team score a run in the first inning? (at DraftKings Sportsbook in Iowa)

The odds are even with “Yes” (-110) and “No” (-110) as of Wednesday afternoon.

2: Which team will score the first run? (at BetMGM Sportsbook in Iowa)

  • Atlanta Braves -135
  • Houston Astros +105

3: Which team will score three runs first? (at FanDuel Sportsbook in Iowa)

  • Atlanta Braves +106
  • Houston Astros +120
  • Neither +980

4: How many outs will the starters record? (at DraftKings)

The sportsbook set the over/under for outs recorded at 14.5 for each starter. Put another way, the total gives customers a chance to bet on whether the starting pitchers make it through the fifth inning.

  • For Max Fried (Braves) — Over 14.5 outs (-145) or Under (+110)
  • For Jose Urquidy (Astros) — Over (+120) or Under 14.5 outs (-160)

5: Who has the shortest (most likely) odds to hit a home run? (at Caesars Sportsbook in Iowa)

The Braves have seven of the 11 players most likely to hit a home run in Game 2 of the World Series.

For the Astros:

  1. DH Yordan Alvarez +275
  2. 2B Jose Altuve and OF Kyle Tucker +400
  3. 3B Alex Bregman, +450

For the Braves:

  1. 3B Austin Riley and OF Adam Duvall +275
  2. OF Eddie Rosario and OF Joc Pederson +320
  3. OF Jorge Soler +350
  4. 1B Freddie Freeman and 2B Ozzie Albies +400

6: Will either team get a shutout? (at Caesars)

The Braves are +1100 to concede zero runs. Astros are at +950 for a shutout.

7: Will the game go into extra innings? (at DraftKings)

  • Yes +700
  • No -1200

8: What will the winning margin be? (at FanDuel)

For the Braves to win by:

  • One run +600
  • Two runs +800
  • Three runs +1000
  • Four runs +1300
  • Five or more runs +550

For the Astros to win by:

  • One run +440
  • Two runs +750
  • Three runs +1000
  • Four runs +1400
  • Five or more runs +600

9: Which team will score the last run? (at Betfred Sportsbook in Iowa)

  • Houston Astros -115
  • Atlanta Braves –115

There’s always next year: 2022 World Series odds

Caesars Sportsbook must have sensed sadness at PlayIA headquarters. The book has odds (as of Oct. 25) for everyone’s hopes on the other side of winter. That title is just a season away:

  • +500LA Dodgers
  • +700Houston
  • +900Atlanta
  • +1000NY Yankees
  • +1200Chicago White Sox
  • +1400Tampa Bay
  • +1600San Francisco, Boston, San Diego and Milwaukee
  • +1800Toronto
  • +2000NY Mets
  • +2500St. Louis
  • +3000Philadelphia
  • +4000Oakland and Cincinnati
  • +5000Seattle, LA Angels and Cleveland
  • +6000Washington
  • +8000Miami, Colorado, Kansas City, Minnesota, Detroit, Chicago Cubs
  • +12500Pittsburgh
  • +15000Texas
  • +20000Arizona and Baltimore
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Russ Mitchell has been covering news and sports in northwest Iowa since 1997, including 11 years as managing editor for one of the most acclaimed community newspapers in the state. He looks forward to keeping readers up to date on the growing sportsbook industry in Iowa.

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