When a team takes a 2-0 lead in the World Series, it usually wins it. That’s what the Los Angeles Dodgers can do on Wednesday night in Game 2 at home against the Houston Astros before the Fall Classic takes a day off and shifts back to Houston. Although things could shift in the odds to win the Fall Classic after this game, L.A. is a slight World Series odds favorite for Game 2.
Astros vs. Dodgers World Series Odds & MLB Betting Pick for Game 2MLB.tvRadio: ESPN Radio / KBME 790 (Houston) / 570 LA Sports (Los Angeles)Opening World Series Odds: Dodgers -115, Astros +105 (7.5)
Game 1 ResultThe Dodgers still have just one loss in these playoffs after winning Game 1 on Tuesday night, 3-1, behind ace Clayton Kershaw. The three-time Cy Young Award winner struck out 11, gave up just three hits and walked none over seven innings. His lone blemish was a home run by Alex Bregman in the fourth that made it 1-all. Against a Houston lineup full of high-contact hitters, he became only the third pitcher this season to reach 10 K’s against the Astros.Two Dodgers relievers, Brandon Morrow and Kenley Jansen, breezed through the eighth and ninth innings. The Dodgers’ dominant relievers have thrown 25 straight scoreless innings this postseason. Justin Turner hit the tiebreaker two-run homer in the sixth inning. Turner now has 26 career postseason RBI, tying Duke Snider’s Dodgers franchise record. He has four homers and 14 RBI in this postseason run alone.If you are an Astros fan, you have to worry about the MLB’s best regular season offense on the road in these playoffs. In the Bronx against the New York Yankees in the ALCS, the Astros scored one run in Game 3, four in Game 4 and were shut out in Game 5. So in their past four postseason games on the road, Houston has scored a total of six runs. The first five Astros’ batters were 2-for-18 in Game 1.
Latest World Series Betting Trends
- Astros are 2-8 ATS in the last 10 games
- Astros are 13-6 SU in the last 19 games
- The total went UNDER in 6 of Houston’s last 9 games
- LA Dodgers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games
- LA Dodgers are 10-1 SU in the last 11 games
- The total went UNDER in 4 of the LA Dodgers’s last 5 games