World Series Game 7: Heavyweight Slugfest in Final Round

MLB World Series Game 7

Astros and Dodgers Have One More Epic Battle in 2017 World Series

The Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers will battle one more time on Wednesday when they battle at Dodger Stadium in Game 7 of the 2017 World Series. The series has been an epic battle between two heavyweight sluggers. First pitch is set for 8:20 pm EST. FOX will have the thrilling action.

Oddsmakers opened the Dodgers as -130-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game’s total opened at 7.5. The Dodgers are now -155-moneyline favorites. The total has held steady.

The All-Star Game no longer decides  home-field advantage in the World Series. MLB gave up the asinine experiment. The Dodgers had the best record in baseball this year. They have turned home-field advantage into hosting  Game 7 of the Fall Classic.

The Dodgers bested the Houston Astros 3-1 on Tuesday night. Game 6 of the World Series was what we expected to see a lot of this season. Verlander dominating most of the time and the Dodgers getting good pitching. The Dodgers had the more timely hitting as the Astros left the Bases Loaded with no outs at one point.

Astros Turn to McCullers Jr. to Win Franchise’s 1st World Series Title

Lance McCullers Jr. out to the mound in this one. Right hander McCullers Jr. has a 8-4 record and a 4.07 ERA this season.  The Astros are looking to win their first title. In Houston’s only other World Series appearance, 2005, they lost to the Chicago White Sox. The Astros were in the National League at the time.

The right-handed McCullers JR. gave up three runs on four hits over 5 1/3 innings in Game 3.  He got the victory.

Russ Springer’s home run in Game 6 was the 14th  of the series for the Astros. That ties them with the 2002 Giants for the most ever in a single World Series. Houston needs only one home run in Game 7 to hold the record outright.

Justin Verlander is expected to be able to pitch an inning or two if needed.

Darvish Gets a Chance at Reprieve After Game 3 Bad Outing

Yu Darvish. The Dodgers right hander has a 3.83 ERA to go along with a 12-13 record this season. The Dodgers will be looking for their seventh World Series title overall.

Darvish had a sub-par effort at Houston. He gave up four runs on six hits in just 1 2/3 innings. That was the shortest outing of his career.

 

 It is all hands on deck for the Dodgers bullpen. Clayton Kershaw is expected to be ready to come out of the bullpen.

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Recent Form

Teamrecordmoneyvs LHPvs RHPFaveDogO/UDiff
Houston111-68$1,156.0026-2885-40106-545-1489-80-101.09
LA Dodgers114-62$108.0038-1676-46110-573-583-86-71.27
Pitchers Last 3 Starts
L McCullers (8-4) ERA: 4.07
event dateOpponentResultscoreOU Resultipmoney
Oct 27, 2017LAW5-3P5.1$72.00
Oct 17, 2017NYYL4-6O6-$100.00
Sep 30, 2017BOSL3-6P4.1-$100.00

Y Darvish (12-13) ERA: 3.83

event dateOpponentResultscoreOU Resultipmoney
Oct 27, 2017HOUL3-5P1.2-$100.00
Oct 17, 2017CHCW6-1U6.1$98.00
Oct 9, 2017ARIW3-1U5$87.00

Bullpen

Houston’s relievers have pitched 11 innings in the last 3 games.
LA Dodgers’s relievers have pitched 12.2 innings in the last 3 games.
Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent
Houston Astros – L McCullers
DatescoreWinneriphitsRunsEarned RunswalksstrikeoutsDecision
Oct 27, 20175-3HOU5.143343Win
Aug 23, 20153-2HOU782208No Decision

Los Angeles Dodgers – Y Darvish

DatescoreWinneriphitsRunsEarned RunswalksstrikeoutsDecision
Oct 27, 20175-3HOU1.264410Loss
Jun 12, 20176-1TEX711134Win
Jun 2, 20177-1HOU573318Loss
Sep 4, 20167-6HOU475534Loss
Aug 7, 20165-3TEX750008No Decision

World Series Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense5.4113.572
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense5.8813.281
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense4.84114.328
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense4.95134.7015

World Series Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineO/UAway PitcherHome PitcherAway HitsHome HitsAway WalksHome WalksAway StrikeoutsHome Strikeouts
Oct 31, 2017HOU1LA3-1267.5UJustin Verlander (R)Rich Hill (L)6521912
Oct 29, 2017LA12HOU131137OClayton Kershaw (L)Dallas Keuchel (L)141465126
Oct 28, 2017LA6HOU2-1068.5UAlex Wood (L)Charlie Morton (R)722294
Oct 27, 2017LA3HOU5-1398PYu Darvish (R)Lance McCullers Jr. (R)4125476
Oct 25, 2017HOU7LA6-1017.5OJustin Verlander (R)Rich Hill (L)14553811
Oct 24, 2017HOU1LA3-1777UDallas Keuchel (L)Clayton Kershaw (L)3602125
Aug 23, 2015LA2HOU31436.5UClayton Kershaw (L)Lance McCullers Jr. (R)1010101212
Aug 22, 2015LA1HOU31157UZack Greinke (R)Scott Kazmir (L)7310126
Aug 21, 2015LA0HOU3-1248UBrett Anderson (L)Mike Fiers (R)0730108
May 27, 2012HOU1LA5-1307UJ.A. Happ (L)Chris Capuano (L)212251011

World Series Betting Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference

Houston Astros

recordHomeAwayFaveDogO/Uvs LHPvs RHP
Overall111-6856-3455-34106-5110-1589-80-1026-2885-40
Last 105-54-11-44-11-44-5-13-32-2
vs Div50-2624-1526-1149-233-234-38-411-1039-16
vs AL93-6047-3046-3089-478-1175-69-920-2473-36
vs NL18-89-49-417-42-414-11-16-412-4

Los Angeles Dodgers

recordHomeAwayFaveDogO/Uvs LHPvs RHP
Overall114-6263-2551-37110-556-783-86-638-1676-46
Last 106-43-13-36-22-23-6-13-13-3
vs Div44-3525-1519-2044-351-041-37-123-1121-24
vs AL19-711-28-518-52-211-12-34-115-6
vs NL95-5552-2343-3292-504-572-74-334-1561-40
Team Last 5 Games

Houston Astros

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalstarteripopposing starterLocation
Oct 31, 2017LA1-3L1167.5J Verlander6R HillA
Oct 29, 2017LA13-12W1137D Keuchel3.2C KershawH
Oct 28, 2017LA2-6L-1068.5C Morton6.1A WoodH
Oct 27, 2017LA5-3W-1398L McCullers5.1Y DarvishH
Oct 25, 2017LA7-6W-1097.5J Verlander6R HillA

Los Angeles Dodgers

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalstarteripopposing starterLocation
Oct 31, 2017HOU3-1W-1267.5R Hill4.2J VerlanderH
Oct 29, 2017HOU12-13L-1237C Kershaw4.2D KeuchelA
Oct 28, 2017HOU6-2W-1048.5A Wood5.2C MortonA
Oct 27, 2017HOU3-5L1298Y Darvish1.2L McCullersA
Oct 25, 2017HOU6-7L-1017.5R Hill4J VerlanderH

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