Well the Dodgers got back on track with an upset in game 4 and the Wolf’s best bet went down. But it means more MLB action as the World Series will go past game 5. On Monday, the Astros face the Dodgers at home for the last time and the Wolf previews this crucial game. The winner will be one win away from a World Series victory.
Los Angeles Dodgers at Houston Astros (11:00am)
On Sunday, the LA Dodgers evened the World Series at 2-2 as the momentum continues to swing in this series. After Alex Wood allowed a solo home run, the Dodgers scored the next 6 runs and won comfortably in the end 6-2. Clayton Kershaw returns to the mound in game 5 and will take on Dallas Keuchel again. Kershaw pitched 7 innings in game 1 as the Dodgers won 3-1. In those 7 innings, he allowed just 3 hits. But he does have issues with the home run ball, having allowed 7 in 24.1 innings during the postseason. But the Dodgers have a 4-0 record when he starts in the postseason. They’ve also covered the handicap in all 4 games and have allowed just 2 runs in his last 2 starts. For the Astros, this is their last home game of the season and they’ll be looking for Keuchel to lead from the front. In game 1 at Dodger Stadium, he allowed 2 home runs in 6.2 innings. However, his last start at home was a gem as he gave up just 4 hits against the Yankees in 7 innings. The Astros are 2-0 at home when he starts in the postseason. At home this season, teams are batting just .187 against Keuchel so the Wolf is expecting him to contain the Dodgers lineup. Although, the real concern for the Astros is closer Ken Giles. He earned the loss in game 4 and has allowed 5 runs in 1.2 innings against the Dodgers. His ERA in the postseason is very high at 8.22 and the Astros will be hoping he can turn his form around given the chance. In terms of total runs, the over total is now 3-0 in the last 3 games of the World Series and has reached 8 runs in the last 2 games. For the Dodgers, Cody Bellinger is back in form after a tough start to the World Series. Which spells trouble for the Astros. After scoring 5 of 6 runs in the 9th inning on Sunday, the Dodgers will use that momentum into game 5 against Keuchel. They’ll also be confident after hitting 2 home runs against him in game 1. For the Astros, they’ve still scored 14 runs in the last 3 games. So the Wolf is confident they can rebound with run scoring in game 5. In the end, the Wolf is backing the over total runs which is good value at $2. The best bets in the home run markets are George Springer (Astros) and Cody Bellinger (Dodgers). Springer homered in game 4 and Bellinger went 2-4 with an RBI.
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