Here we go! The 2017 World Series has arrived. Two of the best teams in Major League Baseball have made the Fall Classic, and it will start in Los Angeles. The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers are slated to start on Tuesday in Game 1. During the regular season, the Astros won 101 games, including 53 on the road. In the postseason, Houston has won 7-4, with a series win in 4 games over the Red Sox, and in 7 over the New York Yankees.
The Los Angeles Dodgers had the best record in all of Major League Baseball. The Dodgers won 104 games in the regular season and absolutely demolished the competition in the National League West. Los Angeles has not had a whole lot of problems in the postseason, as they have won 7 out 8 over the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs. The Los Angeles Dodgers are -140 at GTBets over the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the World Series.
Keuchel Deals for Houston
The Houston Astros are going to throw Dallas Keuchel in this game. Keuchel has won 2 games this postseason, but is coming off a loss in New York in Game 5. During the regular season, the 29 year old lefthander won 14 games, and finished with a 2.90 earned run average. In his career, Keuchel is 64-52. Only four hitters for the Dodgers have ever faced Keuchel, with Logan Forsythe going 7 for 20.
Kershaw for Los Angeles
Clayton Kershaw, another lefthander will throw for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kershaw, who has won several National League Cy Young awards has yet to lose this postseason. He beat the Diamondbacks, took a no decision in Game 1 against the Cubs, and then beat the Cubs in Game 5. Kershaw finished 18-4 in the regular season, and in his career is 80 games over .500. Jose Altuve and Carlos Beltran are a combined 11 for 37 against Kershaw in their career, but no homeruns have been hit.
Astros Can Mash
The Houston Astros are the best scoring team in all of Major League Baseball. The Astros hit .282 as a team. Jose Altuve is the top offensive threat for Houston, as he is going to win yet another batting title in the American League. In the postseason, Altuve is hitting .400 with 5 homeruns in 40 at bats. Yuli Gurriel is also having a huge postseason for Houston, as he has 15 hits in 41 at bats, including 4 doubles.
Dodgers Are Clutch
For the Dodgers, they won games all season with a great bullpen and timely hitting. That’s what they got from Kiki Hernandez in Game 5 of the NLCS, as he went deep three times. Charlie Culberson has been playing a limited role, but is 5-11 this postseason. Yasiel Puig and Justin Turner are a combined 24 for 60 in the postseason with 4 homeruns and 18 runs batted in.
Dodgers Beat Astros
This should be a fun World Series game. The Los Angeles Dodgers are -165 over the Houston Astros, and the total is set at 7 for this game. Two lefthanders throwing here, and expect a pitchers dual. In the end, the Dodgers bullpen slams the door on the Astros in a 4-2 win. Game 1 pick and bet goes to the Los Angeles Dodgers -165 over the Houston Astros.