- The Los Angeles Dodgers are favored to win the World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays at -205 series odds to +175.
- The Dodgers are also favored to win Game 1 Tuesday behind Clayton Kershaw at -175 to +150 for Tyler Glasnow and the Rays.
- The over has hit in the last four meetings between these two teams.
ARLINGTON, Texas – After easily the most unique and complicated season of baseball the world has ever known, the 2020 World Series is finally here.
Game 1 of the Fall Classic between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays will get started with the Dodgers sending Clayton Kershaw to the mound to face Tyler Glasnow for the Rays.
Rays Vs. Dodgers
The Dodgers get the edge in this game as well as the overall series odds due to their surging performance in the NLCS. The Dodgers were able to win three-straight against the Atlanta Braves to overcome a 3-1 deficit in the series, largely behind the bats of Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger, and the fielding heroics of Mookie Betts.
Clayton Kershaw will get the opportunity to expel his postseason demons Tuesday night when he gets the start to open up the series. The three-time Cy Young winner and former NL MVP has gone just 11-12 with a 4.31 ERA in his 35 career postseason appearances.
Odds for the World Series Game 1 are now available via the legal betting sites.
World Series Game 1 – 8:09 p.m. EST
- Tampa Bay Rays +150
- Los Angeles Dodgers -175
- O/U: 7.5
Notable Tampa Bay Rays Trends
- The Rays are 4-0 in their last four interleague games, including 4-0 against interleague teams with a winning record.
- The under has hit in the last five games for the Rays following a win.
- The Rays are 9-2 in their last 11 games following an off day.
- Tampa Bay is 11-5 in their last 16 games against a left-handed starting pitcher.
- The Rays are 12-4 in their last 16 games as an underdog.
- Tampa Bay is 39-14 in their 53 games against teams with a winning record.
- The under has hit in eight of the Rays’ last nine games.
- The Rays are 43-17 in their last 60 games overall.
Notable Los Angeles Dodgers Trends
- The Dodgers are 10-1 in their last 11 interleague games against a right-handed starting pitcher.
- The Dodgers are 4-1 in their last five games, all as a betting favorite.
- Los Angeles is 41-13 in their last 54 games overall.
- The under has hit in three of the last four games for the Dodgers following an off day.
- The Dodgers are 9-4 in their last 13 games against the American League East.
- The under has hit in seven of the last 10 Dodger games following a win.
- Los Angeles is 1-5 in their last six World Series games.
The trends tend to lean towards the under in this series, with the Dodgers getting the slight edge. The Dodgers do have great trends but have a history of poor performance in the World Series, which is always a factor of its own.
Nevertheless, the Dodgers are still strong World Series favorites for the overall baseball betting odds.
World Series Winner
- Tampa Bay Rays +175
- Los Angeles Dodgers -205
Both teams will look to their offenses to continue the success they have had throughout the playoffs. For the Rays, that means Randy Arozarena needs to continue his surge that has carried Tampa Bay through the last two rounds.
For the Dodgers, that means Corey Seager needs to stay hot while getting additional production from Cody Bellinger, Mookie Betts, or Justin Turner. For those who believe any of those candidates are capable of putting their team over the top, World Series MVP odds are also available.
World Series MVP
- Mookie Betts +675
- Corey Seager +725
- Tyler Glasnow +775
- Charlie Morton +875
- Randy Arozarena +975
- Walker Beuhler +975
- Cody Bellinger +1100
- Max Muncy +1400
- Blake Snell +1500
- Justin Turner +1700
- Will Smith +1800
- AJ Pollock +2500
- Brandon Lowe +2500
The World Series begins Tuesday night at 8:09 p.m. ET on FOX.
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