World Series Game 7 Odds & Expert Prediction: Astros vs. Dodgers

World Series Game 7 Odds & Expert Prediction: Astros vs. Dodgers

Written by on November 1, 2017

When Game 7 of the 2017 World Series goes down on Wednesday evening, it will be a fitting end to what has truly been one of the best and most exciting World Series matchups in recent memory, by far, surpassing last season’s drama-filled seven-game series between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs, just as the World Series Game 7 odds reflect.The Los Angeles Dodgers will start ace right-hander Yu Darvish to help them take the final step toward becoming world champions while the Houston Astros counter with gifted right-hander Lance McCullers. Now, let’s check the most recent MLB Lines and find out what’s going to go down on Wednesday night.

World Series Game 7 Odds & Expert Prediction: Astros vs. Dodgers

  • When: Wednesday, November 1, 8:00 PM (ET)
  • Where: Dodger Stadium
  • TV: FOX
  • Radio: KBME 790, Radio 570 LA Sports, Radio Korea 1540, KTNQ 1020, ESPN Radio
  • Live Stream: MLB.tv
  • World Series Game 7 Odds: Los Angeles Dodgers -120 (Total set at 7.5)

Weather Forecast

  • Partly Cloudy: 217°C/63°F
  • Humidity: 75%
  • Precipitation: 3%
  • Cloud Cover: 53%
  • Wind: 4 mph WSW
  • Stadium Type: Open

Probable Pitchers

Houston Astros – Lance McCullers – R – (1-0, 2.95 ERA, 16 K)Lance McCullers got the win in Game 3, despite giving up three earned runs on four hits in 5.1 innings while striking out three and walking four. Let it be noted that, over his last eight starts, McCullers has allowed at least five earned runs in half of those outings.Los Angeles Dodgers – Yu Darvish – R – (2-1, 4.15 ERA, 14 K)Although ace right-hander Yu Darvish got smacked around for four earned runs on six hits, including one home run, in just 1.2 innings in Game 3, prior to that outing, Darvish was on fire, having limited the opposition to one earned run or less in five consecutive starts while pitching at least five innings in every outing.

Head to Head Statistics (Last 10 Games)

  • Runs: Houston Astros 3.90 / Los Angeles Dodgers 4.10
  • Hits: Houston Astros 7.30 / Los Angeles Dodgers 7.00
  • Walks: Houston Astros 2.00 / Los Angeles Dodgers 2.90
  • Strike Outs: Houston Astros 8.10 / Los Angeles Dodgers 10.10
  • Over/Under: Houston Astros 2-7-1 / Los Angeles Dodgers 2-7-1

Game Analysis

The 2017 World Series has had a little bit of everything that baseball fans and betting enthusiasts could ever hope for in a series, no matter which team you’re rooting for.There have been two low-scoring 3-1 affairs, one seriously high-scoring 13-12 win, several crazy rallies, heart-pumping home runs, late-game heroics, one dugout incident that caused one player to be suspended for five games next season.“It seems fitting,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “You’ve got the two best teams in baseball going head to head.”Either the Dodgers back the World Series Game 7 odds to win it all for the first time since Tommy Lasorda, Orel Hershiser and Kirk Gibson’s won the last title for the beloved franchise back in 1988 or the Astros are going to be crowned champions for the first time.“Six games of nonstop great baseball,” Astros shortstop Carlos Correa said. “It’s got to be considered one of the best [World Series] of all time.”On the mound, Yu Darvish and Lance McCullers started Game 3 with Darvish getting knocked out after less than two full innings while McCullers tossed 5.1 innings. Darvish gave up four quick runs while McCullers allowed three.Yu Darvish and the Dodgers are the World Series Game 7 Betting Odds favorite.“I threw the bullpen session [between starts], and my slider is getting there, and it’s better,” said Darvish. “I can’t pay that much attention to what happened last time. Just focus on [Game 7] and have a good game.”The 104-win Dodgers and the 101-win Astros entered the World series as the first pair of 100-win clubs to face each other since the Cincinnati Reds and Baltimore Orioles was back in 1970.“This Series has been back and forth,” Houston manager A.J. Hinch said. “Two incredible teams, trying to get to the finish line. Obviously, it’s good for our sport.”

Latest World Series Betting Trends

  • Astros are 5-10 ATS in their last 15 games
  • Astros are 16-8 SU in their last 24 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston’s last 10 games when playing LA Dodgers
  • Dodgers are 16-5 SU in their last 21 games
  • Dodgers are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers’s last 6 games when playing at home against Houston

Pick Analysis & Score Prediction

I wouldn’t expect a starter to get the win in this series for either team seeing as how only two games have been won by starters, although one of them was McCullers in game 3. (Clayton Kershaw had the other in Game 1). All hands will be on deck in this one with only, each team’s game 6 starter, Houston Justin Verlander and L.A.’s Rich Hill, likely unavailable tonight.While I really believe that both teams are totally deserving of World Series trophies this year, I’m thinking it will only be a fitting end for the Dodgers to get the win behind a great effort from Yu Darvish after Houston’s Yuli Gurriel made a foolish racial gesture toward the Japanese-born superstar after homering off him in Game 3. As the U.S. is finding out faster than ever these days in Donald Trump’s problematic presidency, clearly racism and racist incidents are a problem that has never completely gone away and one that clearly needs to be eradicated.I’m going to urge you to back the Dodgers World Series Game 7 odds, mostly because they’ve been virtually unbeatable at home this season. While Houston has gone an impressive 24-10 in their last 34 games overall, the Astros are also just 1-5 in their last six road games, 2-8 in Lance McCullers’ last 10 starts and an uninspiring 1-5 in McCullers’ last six road starts.Conversely, the Dodgers are an insane 42-15 in their last 57 home games, 6-1 in their last seven home playoff games and 8-1 in their last nine home games against a right-handed starter. L.A. wins another exciting affair, but this one will be decided by at least two runs.Score: Houston Astros 3 – Los Angeles Dodgers 6
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