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MLB Best Bets & Expert Picks: World Series Playoff Bets

Luis Garcia and the Astros is our MLB expert pick over the Braves

It’s World Series time, and there will never be higher-stakes baseball to try to make some profit on. The beauty of baseball betting is that all the analytics, numbers and trends that the books rely on are publicly accessible for us. This allows us to compile MLB expert picks, poring over the numbers and trends so you don’t have to.

On this page we’ll pick out daily MLB best bets, providing an MLB expert pick for every day of postseason baseball. We’ll track the success of our best MLB bets so you can come back every week to help inform your baseball wagers.

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All of the below picks come from our best baseball betting sites, including BetOnline, Bovada and BetUS, for the World Series week of November 1 to November 5, 2021.

Playoff Record: 6-7

World Series Game 6 MLB Expert Pick: Astros -130

The Game: Atlanta Braves vs Houston Astros, 8:09 p.m. ET

In his last two playoff starts, Atlanta starter Max Fried has allowed 15 hits and 11 runs in just 9.2 innings pitched. In comparison, Houston starter Luis Garcia has given up just one run in his last 9.1 innings.

The pitching matchup clearly favors the Astros, and in a Game 6 do-or-die setting, that slight edge is probably all they need. Houston’s great right-handed hitters should give Fried more trouble, and the Astros should live to play one more day.

How To Wager With MLB Expert Picks

When you visit a baseball betting site or online sportsbook, you can find odds and lines for every baseball game. You can sort through player props or just make a straight wager on the moneyline, spread or total of a game. Most spread/moneyline lines look like this:

Who will win between the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers:

  • Giants -1.5 or -200
  • Dodgers +1.5 or +200

In this MLB bets example, you can wager  on the Giants to win by more than 1.5 runs or the Dodgers to lose by less than 1.5 runs at near 50-50 odds, or you can place a bet on the moneyline. The moneyline odds for this matchup are listed as -200 and +200, and to win the bet you simply need the team you wager on to win the game. If you place $100 on the Dodgers to win at +200 odds, you would return $300 (your $100 back, plus $200 in profit). If you win a bet wagering on the Giants at -200, you would need to wager $200 to profit $100. Calculate exact profits using Odds Shark’s sports betting calculator.

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