MLB Weather Forecast for Astros vs. Braves: World Series Game 3 Expecting Rain in Atlanta
Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images. Truist Park
- The updated Houston Astros vs. Atlanta Braves weather forecast is calling for the possibility of rain on Friday afternoon and into the night.
- While tonight's Atlanta weather doesn't appear to be a complete washout, there is a chance of World Series Game 3 rain delay.
- Below we detail the latest Astros vs. Braves weather forecast for World Series Game 3 in Atlanta on Friday night.
World Series Game 3 between the Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves could be impacted by rain on Friday night.
It will be the first game of the series at Truist Park, which does not have a roof.
Houston’s Minute Maid Park has a retractable roof, which mitigates any weather concerns. That won’t be the case on Friday.
Astros vs. Braves MLB Weather Forecast
According to the National Weather Service, there’s over a 40% chance of rain at 8 p.m. local time.
First pitch is scheduled for 8:09 p.m. ET.
There’s expected to be .04 inches falling into the night, but the bigger issue could be prior to first pitch.
The odds of rain are higher in the hours leading up to first pitch, with a 60% chance of precipitation.
And yes, wind could also be a factor as well
Breezes are expected up to 10 mph blowing toward left field. With some rain, wind and temperatures in the low 50s, it could result in tougher hitting conditions.
The total is 8.5 at most sportsbooks. Atlanta is a -115 favorite with Houston listed as a -105 underdog.
The pitching matchup features Ian Anderson at home against Houston’s Luis Garcia.
For a full breakdown of the matchup with odds across all books, click here.
Anderson made 11 starts at home this season, finishing 5-1 with a 3.52 ERA and allowing six home runs.
The Braves finished 42-38 at home this season. The Astros were 44-37 on the road.
After dropping Game 1, Houston won Game 2 to split the series at home. The next three games will be played in Atlanta before returning to Houston if Games 6 and/or 7 are necessary.