The Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros meet Sunday for Game 5 of the World Series at Truist Park in Atlanta, with the home team one win away from capturing the title. The Astros are attempting to send the series back to Houston with a win in Game 5. First pitch is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET on FOX.
The Braves looked completely lost in Game 4 until back-to-back home runs from Dansby Swanson and Jorge Soler. Atlanta is getting strong pitching performances, something that was considered a weakness for the Braves coming into the series. It’s all set up for the team to win the title at home.
The Astros bats continue to stay cold. Jose Altuve homered in Game 4 but he, Alex Bregman and Carlos Correa combined to go 3-14. No one else on Houston is stepping up either, so the pitching staff isn’t getting the run support it is used to. The Astros do have Game 6 and 7 at home if they can win Game 5, so there’s still some hope. The 2016 Cubs came back from down 3-1 in the World Series, so it can be done.
The Braves are slight underdogs up 3-1 in the series and at home with a chance to clinch a championship. Atlanta is -105 on the moneyline while the Astros are -115 on DraftKings Sportsbook. The over/under is set at 8.5 runs, which has failed to hit in three of four games this series.
Game date: Sunday, October 31st
Game time: 8:15 p.m. ET
TV channel: FOX
Live stream: FOX Live, Bally Sports app