Los Angeles Dodgers favorites to win World Series

by Clayton Richer | Posted on Monday, October 23rd, 2017
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The Los Angeles Dodgers and their impressive postseason run have them in the driver’s seat on paper versus the Houston Astros as the October Classic kicks off tomorrow with Game One at Chaves Ravine. The first game of the series will feature staff aces Clayton Kershaw and Dallas Keuchel dueling on the bump for first blood in the series. MLB betting odds offered by sportsbooks have the Dodgers at -1.65 favorites compared to the Astros at +1.40 before entering play.
The Dodgers finished the regular season with 104 wins to lead the majors and have cruised through the playoffs thus far extinguishing both the Diamondbacks and Cubs in short order. Los Angeles swept Arizona in three games and then followed that up by taking four out of five versus the Cubs to punch their ticket to the dance.
Houston had a little more drama in their path to the World Series winning three out of four versus the Boston Red Sox but then needing seven games to tilt the scale in their favor against the Bronx Bombers of New York.
As always pitching will be the deciding factor on which team sips champagne at the conclusion of the series. The Dodgers boast an impressive staff with the trio of Kershaw, Yu Darvish, and Rich Hill while the Astros can hold their own with anyone if the dynamic duo of Keuchel and Justin Verlander are dealing.
If the Astros are going to compete they are going to need more than just Jose Altuve and Carlos Correra firing on all cylinders on offense. The Houston bats went silent for much of the Yankees series which forced it to go seven games. The Astros will not be afforded that luxury this time around against the potent Dodgers.
Regardless, place your bets and buckle up as it should be a heck of a finale to the 2017 season.
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Clayton Richer is an MLB scribe from north of the border with a slight bias for the Toronto Blue Jays. Clayton has also been the shop-keeper at Baseball Hot Corner since the sites inception in 2012. Follow and interact with Clayton on Twitter @MLBHotCorner or @ClaytonRicher







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