Braves vs. Astros game 5 prediction: who is favored to win?
The Houston Astros visit the Atlanta Braves in Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday October 31 at 8:15 pm ET.
Atlanta rallied in Game 4 to take down Houston 3-2, and now own a 3-1 series stranglehold.
Teams that have taken a 3-1 lead in the World Series have gone on to win the title 87% of the time, which will have Braves fans feeling very confident this weekend.
Atlanta can lock up its first World Series championship since 1995 at Truist Park when they host Game 5. If history is anything to go by, the Braves are likely going to win the World Series, the only question is how many more games will it take from them to do so.
Houston will give the ball to Framber Valdez, while Atlanta is expected to throw its second straight bullpen game.
First pitch is scheduled for 8:15 pm ET at Truist Park in Atlanta and we have another chilly evening for baseball in store. The forecast currently calls for 7 mph winds and 55 degree night time temperatures.
Astros vs Braves Pick
With their Game 4 victory on Saturday, the Braves improved to 7-0 at home this postseason and it’s hard to look past them in Game 5. Atlanta has a super record at Truist Park, winning 12 of its past 13 games.
2021 World Series Game 5: time and how to watch
The World Series Game 5 clash between the Atlanta Braves and the Houston Astros will take place at Truist Park, Atlanta, at 8:15 pm ET on Sunday 31 October 2021.
You’ll also be able to follow coverage of Game 5 courtesy of AS USA's live-text commentary of the matchup.
2021 World Series: remaining schedule
Game 5, Sunday 31 October, 8:15pm ET: Astros @ Braves
Game 6*, Tuesday 2 November, 8:09 ET: Braves @ Astros
Game 7*, Wednesday 3 November, 8:08 ET: Braves @ Astros