Updated 2017 World Series Betting Odds To Win – October 23rd Edition.

Updated 2017 World Series Betting Odds To Win – October 23rd Edition

Written by on October 23, 2017

Okay, baseball betting enthusiasts, with the start of the Fall Classic just over 24 hours from getting started, you should know that the 2017 World Series betting odds dictate that the Los Angeles Dodgers are favored to win their first championship since 1988 over a Houston Astros team that is looking to claim the first World Series trophy in their franchise’s history. Better yet, if you’re looking to find out which one of these title hopefuls is going to bring home the bacon against their value-packed MLB lines, you’re going to love the expert World Series pick that you’re about to get. With that said and the first pitching being thrown in no time at all, let’s get started.

Updated 2017 World Series Betting Odds To Win – October 23th Edition

World Series Betting Odds

  • Los Angeles Dodgers -170
  • Houston Astros +150

Schedule

Game 1: Houston at L.A.
  • When: Tuesday, October 24 at 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: Dodger Stadium
  • TV: FOX
Game 2: Houston at L.A.
  • When: Wednesday, October 25 at 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: Dodger Stadium
  • TV: FOX
Game 3 L.A. at Houston
  • When: Friday, October 27 at 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: Minute Maid Park
  • TV: FOX
Game 4 L.A. at Houston
  • When: Saturday, October 28 at 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: Minute Maid Park
  • TV: FOX
*Game 5 L.A. at Houston
  • When: Sunday, October 29 at 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: Minute Maid Park
  • TV: FOX
*Game 6 Houston at L.A.
  • When: Tuesday, October 31 at 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: Dodger Stadium
  • TV: FOX
*Game 7 Houston at L.A.
  • When: Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: Dodger Stadium
  • TV: FOX
(*If necessary)

Houston Astros Batting Analysis

Houston was the better hitting team during the regular season as they finished first in scoring (5.53 RPG) first in team batting average (.282), first in OPS (.823) and second in home runs (238). The Astros are averaging a modest 4.0 runs per game in 11 postseason contests after taking out Boston in four games in the ALDS and going the full seven games against the Yankees in the ALCS. While Houston opened up its playoff run with back-to-back eight-run outings against Boston and beat New York 7-1 in game 6 of the ALCS, the Astros were also been blanked once against New York in Game 5 while recording a pair of low-scoring 2-1 wins in the first two games of the ALCS. Houston second baseman Jose Altuve is a virtual lock to win the AL MVP award after his jaw-dropping season. (.346/.410/.547, 24 HR, 32 SB) while both teams have amazing second-year shortstops in Corey Seager and Carlos Correa, but the Dodgers could be getting a big boost seeing as how they’ve advanced to the World Series with Seager in the lineup with an injury but set to return for Game 1.

L.A. Dodgers Batting Analysis

Los Angeles ranked 12th in scoring (4.75 RPG), 22nd in team batting average (.249), eighth in OPS (.771) and 11th in home runs (221). However, since the start of the postseason, the two title contenders have switched their results at the plate. The 2017 World Series Betting Odds back the Dodgers. L.A. is averaging an impressive 6.0 runs per game in sweeping Arizona and taking out the defending champion Cubs in five games. The Dodgers have scored at least five runs in five games this postseason while scoring eight runs or more three times, including putting a whopping 11 runs on the board in their Game 5 NLCS finale against Chicago. At third base, the Dodgers’ Justin Turner has turned into a superstar that had an MVP-caliber season (.322/.415/.530,). I’m thinking the Dodgers Yasiel Puig could be the difference-maker as everyone knows just how gifted a five-tool player he can be when he’s locked in and right now, he’s as locked in as ever!

Pitching

Clayton Kershaw gets the call for L.A. opposite Houston’s Dallas Keuchel in Game 1. The Dodgers’ three-time NL Cy Young winner had his best performance of the postseason in L.A.’s Game 5 clincher against the Cubs by allowing one run in six innings on three hits while striking out five. Conversely, Keuchel had his worst start of the playoffs the last time out by giving up four earned runs on seven hits in 4.2 innings of Houston’s 5-0 game 5 loss to New York. Rich Hill will go for L.A. in Game 2, followed by Yu Darvish in Game 3. The best pitcher this postseason will take the mound for Houston in game 2 when the Astros hand the ball to veteran Justin Verlander. Charlie Morton will likely start Game 3 for the Astros looking to duplicate his last start after allowing seven earned runs in Game 3 of the ALCS before tossing a gem in game 7.

Bullpen

When it comes to the bullpens, the Dodgers have a big advantage as they compiled the lowest bullpen ERA in the regular season and have been outstanding this postseason by putting together a jaw-dropping 0.94 ERA with two walks and 32 strikeouts in 28.2 innings, one of the reasons they are favorites at the World Series Betting Odds.

Expert World Series Betting Pick

I love both teams in the 2017 World Series and it looks like a knock-down, drag-out thriller just waiting to happen, seeing as how Houston had the most prolific offense in baseball this season and Los Angeles had the second best pitching staff in terms of team ERA (3.38). However, since I’ve always been of the age-old mindset that good pitching beats good hitting, I’m going with the Dodgers World Series Betting Odds to beat the Astros in seven games. Pick: Los Angeles in 7