HOUSTON -- Game 1 delivered, at least for three innings, and now it's time for Game 2 of the 2021 World Series between the and from Minute Maid Park. An oddity: The Astros have now lost five straight home World Series games. Does that matter for Game 2? Hmmm ...As has been and will continue to be the case, I'm doing the game picks over on SportsLine. I've gone 20-9-1 thus far in the playoffs J T Miller Jersey -- and that was after an 0-1-1 (moneyline and over/under pick) start in the AL Wild Card Game -- .In this space, we'll focus on props, the over/under and other fun. We nailed under 8.5 runs by the skin of our teeth in the 6-2 final score in Game 1, Rod Gilbert Men Jersey so let's keep the good times rolling. Latest Odds: Houston Astros -1.5 Foremost in the discu sion here is that both teams had to use so much bullpen in Game 1. was rocked and forced Dusty Baker's hand while suffered a fractured fibula and had to exit three batters later. No typos there. Rock on, Charlie. On the Braves' side, surely they have Adam Cracknell Jersey to avoid while and could be compromised. gets the start and he's regre sed in each of his last two playoff starts. His career high in profe sional innings (regular season and postseason combined) before this year was 169 2/3. He's at 182 1/3 and counting and that's after the COVID-abbreviated 2020 season. Plus, the Astros wear out lefty starters.On the other side, Jos Urquidy was brutal in his lone postseason start, getting shelled in le s than two innings by the in Game 3 of the ALCS. Dusty Baker was savvy enough to balance keeping it somewhat close without burning his two best relievers, but he still used Kevin Shattenkirk Jersey , and enough to worry they could be gotten to in Game 2.As I often do, we'll lay out a hypothetical score: 5-4 gets us home here. That's very reasonable. As noted, I think Fried is running out of gas after an exceptional run in August and September, looping in his Game 2 NLDS start against the . We won the over with ease on his strikeout total in that game and we'll go opposite here. He only struck out three in 4 2/3 innings last time out and it was five in his first start that series when he was pretty good. He's not a high-volume strikeout guy as it is and Martin St Louis Men Jersey the Astros are one of the hardest teams to strikeout in baseball. If we're counting on the over and the Astros getting to Fried, it means he doesn't last long enough to get to five strikeouts.Look, we have to realize hitting on a home run is incredibly difficult. When it happens, though, Kevin Hayes Men Jersey it's so glorious. Look at these long odds on Gurriel, who isn't a power hitter. He does, however, wear lefties out. He hit .326/.394/.530 against southpaws this season, hitting eight of his 15 homers against them despite having almost 170 fewer at-bats than against righties. He had some good swings in Game 1 and mi sed a home run by just a foot or so. Let's see him clear that foot in Game 2. The Braves and Astros meet in the 2021 World Series. Show your love for your favorite team by .