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World Series Game 3: Astros Have Home Field Advantage Now

MLB World Series

Astros Earned Important Split on Road in World Series

The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros play on Friday at Minute Maid Park in Game 3 of the MLB World Series. First pitch is set for 8:20 pm EST. FOX Sports will televise the game nationally.

The Astros picked up a split with the Dodgers out in Los Angeles. This gives the Stros’ home-field advantage now with the next three games being in Houston.

Oddsmakers opened the Astros as -119-moneyline favorites versus the Dodgers. The game’s total opened at 8.5. The line now has the Astros as -131-moneyline favorites. The total is sitting at 8.

Game 2 of the World Series was an instant classic, in no small thanks to both teams bullpens. It is more worrisome for the Astros as their bullpen has been shake the entire postseason.

Astros closer, Ken Giles blew a stunning late-inning power display by the Astros. They got solo homers from Marwin Gonzalez, Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa to take a 5-3 lead into the bottom of the 10th inning. Giles breezed through a perfect ninth inning. That was short-lived as he allowed two runs in the 10th. He needed right-hander Chris Devenski to bail him and the club out.

Dodgers Turn to Darvish in Game 3 of World Series

The Dodgers will give the ball to starter Yu Darvish in this one. Right hander Darvish is 12-12 this season with a 3.68 ERA.

Darvish is 5-5 with a 3.44 ERA over 14 career starts against the Astros. He made all of those with the Texas Rangers. Darvish logged 89 innings with 118 strikeouts and a 1.067 WHIP with Texas. He made two starts vs. the Astros 10 days apart in June.

He surrendered four runs on eight hits and four walks with 12 strikeouts over 12 innings. Darvish split those decisions, with Texas winning 6-1 in Houston.

How deep Darvish pitches into Game 3 could depend on many factors. Manager Dave Roberts faced criticism for leaning on the bullpen. In Game 2, Roberts pulled Rich Hill after he only worked four effective innings. Houston completed a stunning rally that shifted series momentum with the Astros coming home. Roberts used 8 relievers in the game.

Astros McCullers Jr. Takes the Hill

Lance McCullers Jr. starts for the Astros. Right hander McCullers Jr. is 7-4 with a 4.03 ERA so far this season.

Hinch doesn’t have many obvious options for high-leverage situations should McCullers fatigue in the middle innings. Giles has a record of 0-1 with an  8.22 ERA over six games. He has struggled mightily this postseason. The closer has allowed opponents to post a 1.015 on-base-plus-slugging percentage.

Devenski is 1-0 with a 8.44 ERA. The All-Star who staggered throughout the second half hasn’t fared any better. Opponents have produced a .905 OPS against Devenski over seven games this postseason.

Will Harris and Joe Musgrove have filled roles during the season. In the playoffs Musgrove has  a 7.36 ERA. Harris’ allowed OPS stands at .905. That Hinch stuck with Devenski after Devenski allowed a solo homer to Charlie Culberson in the 11th inning reflects his unyielding belief in his players.

 

 

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Recent Form

Team record money vs LHP vs RHP Fave Dog O/U Diff
LA Dodgers 112-60 $133.00 38-15 74-45 108-56 3-4 82-84-6 1.28
Houston 109-66 $1,171.00 25-26 84-40 105-53 4-13 88-78-9 1.14
Pitchers Last 3 Starts
Y Darvish (12-12) ERA: 3.68
event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Oct 17, 2017 CHC W 6-1 U 6.1 $98.00
Oct 9, 2017 ARI W 3-1 U 5 $87.00
Sep 25, 2017 SD W 9-3 O 7 $38.00
L McCullers (7-4) ERA: 4.03
event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Oct 17, 2017 NYY L 4-6 O 6 -$100.00
Sep 30, 2017 BOS L 3-6 P 4.1 -$100.00
Sep 24, 2017 LAA L 5-7 O 3.1 -$100.00
Bullpen
LA Dodgers’s relievers have pitched 12 innings in the last 3 games.
Houston’s relievers have pitched 10.1 innings in the last 3 games.
Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent

Los Angeles Dodgers – Y Darvish

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Jun 12, 2017 6-1 TEX 7 1 1 1 3 4 Win
Jun 2, 2017 7-1 HOU 5 7 3 3 1 8 Loss
Sep 4, 2016 7-6 HOU 4 7 5 5 3 4 Loss
Aug 7, 2016 5-3 TEX 7 5 0 0 0 8 No Decision
Jun 8, 2016 3-1 HOU 5 3 1 1 4 7 No Decision

Houston Astros – L McCullers

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Aug 23, 2015 3-2 HOU 7 8 2 2 0 8 No Decision
Supergrid
Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 4.81 11 4.28 7
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 4.64 13 3.84 4
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 5.42 1 3.53 2
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 4.90 13 3.75 2

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line O/U Away Pitcher Home Pitcher Away Hits Home Hits Away Walks Home Walks Away Strikeouts Home Strikeouts
Oct 25, 2017 HOU 7 LA 6 -101 7.5 O Justin Verlander (R) Rich Hill (L) 14 5 5 3 8 11
Oct 24, 2017 HOU 1 LA 3 -177 7 U Dallas Keuchel (L) Clayton Kershaw (L) 3 6 0 2 12 5
Aug 23, 2015 LA 2 HOU 3 143 6.5 U Clayton Kershaw (L) Lance McCullers Jr. (R) 10 10 1 0 12 12
Aug 22, 2015 LA 1 HOU 3 115 7 U Zack Greinke (R) Scott Kazmir (L) 7 3 1 0 12 6
Aug 21, 2015 LA 0 HOU 3 -124 8 U Brett Anderson (L) Mike Fiers (R) 0 7 3 0 10 8
May 27, 2012 HOU 1 LA 5 -130 7 U J.A. Happ (L) Chris Capuano (L) 2 12 2 5 10 11
May 26, 2012 HOU 3 LA 6 -122 6.5 O Bud Norris (R) Chad Billingsley (R) 7 12 6 5 9 6
May 25, 2012 HOU 3 LA 1 -215 6 U Lucas Harrell (R) Clayton Kershaw (L) 7 7 6 5 8 3
Apr 22, 2012 LA 0 HOU 12 116 7 O Chad Billingsley (R) Wandy Rodriguez (L) 6 12 3 5 7 6
Apr 21, 2012 LA 5 HOU 1 190 7 U Clayton Kershaw (L) Kyle Weiland (R) 8 4 5 5 7 10

World Series Betting Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference

Los Angeles Dodgers

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 112-59 62-24 50-35 108-54 5-5 81-84-5 38-15 74-44
Last 10 9-1 5-0 4-1 8-1 1-0 3-6 6-0 3-1
vs Div 44-35 25-15 19-20 44-35 1-0 41-37-1 23-11 21-24
vs AL 17-4 10-1 7-3 16-4 1-0 9-10-2 4-0 13-4
vs NL 95-55 52-23 43-32 92-50 4-5 72-74-3 34-15 61-40

Houston Astros

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 108-66 54-33 54-33 104-50 9-14 87-78-9 24-26 84-40
Last 10 5-5 4-0 1-5 5-1 0-4 4-6 1-2 4-3
vs Div 50-26 24-15 26-11 49-23 3-2 34-38-4 11-10 39-16
vs AL 93-60 47-30 46-30 89-47 8-11 75-69-9 20-24 73-36
vs NL 15-6 7-3 8-3 15-3 1-3 12-9 4-2 11-4
Team Last 5 Games

Los Angeles Dodgers

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Oct 25, 2017 HOU 6-7 L -101 7.5 R Hill 4 J Verlander H
Oct 24, 2017 HOU 3-1 W -177 7 C Kershaw 7 D Keuchel H
Oct 19, 2017 CHC 11-1 W -142 7 C Kershaw 6 J Quintana A
Oct 18, 2017 CHC 2-3 L -125 9.5 A Wood 4.2 J Arrieta A
Oct 17, 2017 CHC 6-1 W -102 8.5 Y Darvish 6.1 K Hendricks A

Houston Astros

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Oct 25, 2017 LA 7-6 W -109 7.5 J Verlander 6 R Hill A
Oct 24, 2017 LA 1-3 L 167 7 D Keuchel 6.2 C Kershaw A
Oct 21, 2017 NYY 4-0 W -145 8 C Morton 5 C Sabathia H
Oct 20, 2017 NYY 7-1 W -150 7.5 J Verlander 7 Luis Severino H
Oct 18, 2017 NYY 0-5 L 100 8 D Keuchel 4.2 Masahiro Tanaka A

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Next up:
Los Angeles at Houston Friday, October 27

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