- The Los Angeles Dodgers are favored to win Game 5 of the World Series with -170 odds over the Tampa Bay Rays.
- There is a 1.5-point runline in favor of the Dodgers.
- The total for runs in the game is set at 8-runs.
ARLINGTON, Tx. —With four games of the 2020 World Series in the books, Game 5 is shaping out to be a close one as both the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays are tied up at two games apiece.
Legal sports betting sites have odds posted for Game 5 of the series and are seeing the Dodgers as the favorites to win.
Los Angeles Dodgers Vs. Tampa Bay Rays Game 5
- Moneyline: Dodgers (-170) vs. Rays (+145)
- Runline: Dodgers -1.5
- Total: 8 Points
Starting with the moneyline, it is clear as to why the Dodgers are going into the game being seen as the favorites as they finished off the season with the best record in the league at 43-17.
However, by no means will this game come easy for them as the Rays have certainly given them a run for their money having evened up the series after being considered underdogs.
As for the runline, MLB sportsbooks are clearly expecting a close game considering the 1.5 spread. Just one of the four games played thus far in the World Series has actually covered the 1.5-point spread. Also, in the Dodgers wins, they have covered it with east as they have won by four or more runs each time.
Looking at the game total for runs, 8-points seems to be low considering how the series has gone so far. In each of the four games played, the over has hit three times and has been pushed once. Also, betting on the Over could turn out beneficial as it is currently a slight underdog.
Game 5 World Series Trends
Looking back at previous Game 5 scenarios in the World Series, it has been one-sided. In the last 10 years, there have been nine Word Series Game 5 scenarios. Of those nine games, six of them have leaned towards the American League while just three of them have gone to the National League. The Rays are in the American League while the Dodgers are in the National League.
Looking at some trends for the Dodgers, in their last 53 games played on Sunday, they have gone 40-13. As for trends for the Over/Under for total points, the over has gone 4-0 in the Dodgers last four games overall.
Trends for the Rays include them being 51-20 in their last 71 games that the game total is set between 7.0 and 8.5 points. Also, the Over for the Rays last four playoff games as an underdog is 4-0.
There are also trends for the past meetings between these two teams as well. In the last 16 meetings between the two, the over has gone 13-3.
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