Baseball World Series Betting Game 2 Odds and PreviewPosted by: Anthony Yaylor
Game 1 of the 2017 World Series is officially in the books and the Los Angeles Dodgers have gotten the first lead in the MLB’s championship series. The Dodgers have delivered a spectacular performance so far this online baseball betting postseason and Game 1 was no exception.
Despite the Astros heading to the mound first, it was Los Angeles that would put up the first runs of the night. All thanks to Chris Taylor who was able to hit a home run off of Dallas Keuchel’s first pitch of the night. With a 1-0 lead favoring Los Angeles, the clubs would go on to swap outs all the way up until the top of the 4th, when Houston finally cracked the scoreboard.
Alex Bregman was the man to lead Houston to its first and only points of the night. Bregman was able to hit a home run off of Clayton Kershaw’s 3rd pitch, the first being a strike and the second a ball. No one was on the bases for the Astros so despite knocking out of the park, it didn’t do much other than tie them with the Dodgers.
Los Angeles would regain their lead in the bottom of the 6th when Justin Turner hit the Dodgers’ second homer of the night. Chris Taylor had previously been walked out to first, so the homer accounted for two runs to give the Dodgers a 3-1 lead over the Astros. Those would be the last runs of the night as Game 1 would go on to finish with a 3-1 tally.
Heading into Game 2, players who bet on MLB playoffs are likely to favor the home team once again. However, online sportsbooks are actually giving Houston better odds than they were in Game 1. Take a look.
Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – Wednesday, October 25th
When: 8:09 pm ET
Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Series: Game 2 || Dodgers Lead 1-0
Stream: Fox Sports Go, MLB TV
Online Baseball Betting Lines:
Houston Astros +1 ½ (-210) 7 (-120) +105
Los Angeles Dodgers -1 ½ (+175) 7 (EV) -115
The Astros now have one game under their belt and now better know what they can expect from Los Angeles. Justin Verlander will get the start for Houston in Game 2, and he comes into this World Series matchup sporting a 15-8 record, a 3.36 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP. Those numbers are slightly worse than Keuchel – who got the start in Game 1, specifically the ERA which is nearly .50 worse. Considering that Keuchel gave up two homers last night, Houston fans have a right to worry ahead of this evening’s matchup. Hopefully the fatigue from Game 1 will carry over and fatigue the Dodgers this evening. God knows the city of Houston could use a picker-upper.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers come into Wednesday night’s matchup full of confidence after picking up a solid win in Game 1. With only 3 more wins needed before their champions, Los Angeles knows they can get the job done at home this evening. Rich Hill will get the start this evening, a left handed pitcher with a 12-8 record on the season, as well as a 3.32 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP.