World Series Game 1!

We have made it folks. Game 1 of the Fall Classic is in Houston starting at 8:08 ET.

Current Odds:

  • O/U: 6.5
  • Washington: +170
  • Houston: -195

Starting Pitchers:

  • Max Scherzer: 2-0 1.80 ERA
  • Gerrit Cole: 3-0 0.40 ERA

This World Series features the biggest underdog since the 2007 Rockies. So if that has you swayed towards betting Houston, I wouldn’t blame you one bit, but there is always the “what if”. The glimmer of hope for Nationals fans/betters, the Astros hit .179 as a team in the ALCS with some VERY timely hitting. Sup Altuve? Does that trend continue?

One bet I particularly like is the UNDER tonight. Just looking at the Astros abysmal batting average vs the Yankees and the Nats coming off a long break.

MVP Odds:

Cole: +700

Verlander: +750

Bregman: +1000

Altuve: +1000

Springer: +1000

Correa: +1200

Scherzer: +1300

Strasburg: +1400

Rendon: +1500

Obviously being such heavy favorites, the Astros have half the team favored for World Series MVP. If you like betting favorites, you cannot go wrong with Altuve or Cole who has been nearly untouchable. If you believe in the Nats, the only way they are winning is because of Scherzer or Rendon. Scherzer has one appearance out of the bullpen this off season, only one inning but it shows they are likely to go to him on short rest. Rendon is the hot bat in the lineup hitting .414 this post season with a dinger and 13 RBIs.

I’ll be taking in the Fall Classic while drinking a Classic Coors Banquet. Cannot go wrong with that Rocky Mountain Water.

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