Astros Host Dodgers as World Series Game 5 Odds Favorite.

Astros Host Dodgers as World Series Game 5 Odds Underdog

Written by on October 29, 2017

With the Dodgers 6-2 victory on Saturday night, Los Angeles baseball fans will have at least one more chance to go to the ballpark and forget about everything else, but not before watching their heroes battle against the Houston Astros in Game 5 of the 2017 Fall Classic. Despite playing at home, the Astros are the World Series Game 5 odds underdog, but there is a good reason for that, and his name is Clayton Kershaw. The series is tied at 2, which is why both teams will be looking to regain the advantage before going back to Hollywood, where a new King may be crowned next Tuesday. The Dodgers come into this one as -150 favorites, with the total set at 7. Let’s find out which team offers the best value for you to cash in.

Dodgers vs. Astros World Series Game 5 Odds & Betting Pick

  • When: Sunday, October 29, 8:20 PM EST
  • Where: Minute Maid Park, Houston
  • Starting Pitchers: Los Angeles Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw) / Houston Astros (Dallas Keuchel)
  • TV: FOX
  • Radio: 570 LA Sports, KTNQ 1020, KBME 790, ESPN Radio
  • Live Stream: MLB.tv
  • World Series Game 5 Odds: Dodgers -145

Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 16°C/61°F
  • Humidity: 40%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Cloud Cover: 0%
  • Wind: 5 mph NNW
  • Stadium Type: Retractable

MLB – ODDS FOR WORLD SERIES CORRECT SCORE

Head to Head Statistics (Last 10 Games)

  • Runs: Los Angeles Dodgers 3.30 / Houston Astros 3.10
  • Hits: Los Angeles Dodgers 7.00 / Houston Astros 6.70
  • Walks: Los Angeles Dodgers 3.20 / Houston Astros 2.50
  • Strike Outs: Los Angeles Dodgers 8.60 / Houston Astros 8.30
  • Over/Under: Los Angeles Dodgers 2-7-1 / Houston Astros 2-7-1

Why consider the Dodgers World Series Game 5 Odds?

It’s Clayton Kershaw (18-4) time, that should be enough, but the Dodgers are much more than their lefty ace. Yes, Kershaw numbers during the postseason are impressive (3-0, 2.96 ERA), but as seen in Game 3, the offense needs to produce to increase their chances of winning the World Series for the first time since 1988. “We’ve got a three-game series now, and we’ve got our guy on the mound tomorrow,” outfielder Chris Taylor said. “We’re right where we want to be.” Kershaw is hoping to throw another gem like he did in the series opener, which is why his style is not going to change at all. “I don’t think you can change anything based on where you’re at. It’s just a matter of making good pitches. As long as you’re making your pitches, [they] might hit one off the wall that [they’re] not supposed to, but other than that you can’t really change anything.” As proved in Game 4, Cody Bellinger is a totally different player now, more aggressive, the spark they need to regain momentum. “Every day you see him grow a little more,” starting pitcher Alex Wood said. “To see him break through was awesome.” The Dodgers gave the Astros their first 2017 postseason loss at home, more than enough to motivate the entire team, but if necessary, the gestures of Yuli Gurriel mocking Yu Darvish can fire them up. “I expect to beat them with him in the lineup,” Dave Roberts (Dodgers manager) said. “I don’t want any asterisk with him not being in there.”

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Runs: 4.80
  • Hits: 8.29
  • Walks: 4.05
  • Strike Outs: 8.51
Defense
  • Runs: 3.53
  • Hits: 7.46
  • Walks: 2.67
  • Strike Outs: 9.54

Why consider the Astros World Series Game 5 Odds?

The Astros meltdown in Game 4 is no reason to panic, at least not yet. Dallas Keuchel (2-2, 3.00 ERA) will be more than ready for his rematch against Kershaw, and during Game 3 and 4 the offense proved that they have what it takes to beat one of the best bullpens in all baseball. Dallas Keuchel is one big reason for Astros to be considered favorite at the World Series Game 5 Odds. “That’s going to be a fun Game 5, just based on I faced this team five days ago. And we’ll see what kind of adjustments they make to me and what kind of adjustments I made to them,” the left-handed pitcher said earlier. Astros manager A.J. Hinch is pretty sure of his decision. “The elite pitchers, when they execute, you can see it over and over and still not hit it. So it comes down to execution and being able to adjust. Dallas, like a lot of great pitchers, will stay with his strengths until the other team proves otherwise. The key will be to harness the energy that comes with this building. He loves pitching at this place.” It’s clear they need a good offensive performance from players like Jose Altuve to back Keuchel’s effort, just as they did in Game 2, an instant classic for the ages.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Runs: 5.40
  • Hits: 9.62
  • Walks: 3.15
  • Strike Outs: 6.73
Defense
  • Runs: 4.28
  • Hits: 8.02
  • Walks: 3.19
  • Strike Outs: 9.76

Latest Betting Trends for World Series Game 5

  • Dodgers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games on the road
  • Dodgers are 14-4 SU in their last 18 games
  • The total went UNDER in 6 of LA Dodgers’s last 8 games on the road
  • Astros are 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Astros are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 7 games when playing LA Dodgers

World Series Game 5 Betting Pick & Prediction

I know Kershaw is going to be on the mound, but Houston needs a win to have a real chance in Los Angeles. A single loss during the postseason proves how good is this team playing at home, which is why they should be your betting pick at +130. I think is going to be a close one, so I like the UNDER. Score: Los Angeles Dodgers 2 – Houston Astros 4