The Astros beat the Dodgers in a thrilling Game 2, and the World Series just got a whole lot more interesting.
It looked like Houston was heading for another 3-1 loss as they trailed by that score entering the eighth inning. The typically unhittable closer Kenley Jansen was counted on to get the last six outs for LA, and that’s when things got weird. The Astros rallied to send the game into extra innings where both teams refused to go quietly into the night. It was Houston, however, coming out on top with a huge 7-6 win.
We now enter Game 3 with the series tied at one game apiece. It’ll be Yu Darvish for the Dodgers vs Lance McCullers for the Astros. I made it clear in my World Series preview that I trust Darvish a whole lot more than I trust McCullers, so I’d expect Game 3 to go to LA even with the Astros having home field. Darvish is the entire reason the Dodgers are favored (albeit by the smallest of margins). Of course, Game 2 taught us not to focus too much starting pitching matchups. Once the bullpen takes over, buckle up because anything can happen.
As for whether you should bet on the moneyline or the runline in Game 3, Sports Betting Dime has done some leg work to explain the two. The moneyline makes sense because each game in this series is about the closest thing you can get to a Pick Em. But hey, that just goes to show how exciting this series is. It’s truly unpredictable.
So far, my Dodgers in 7 prediction is looking pretty solid. We’ve got a long way to go, though. While Game 2 provided us with enough entertainment for an entire series, there’s going to be much more where that came from with these two teams.