Dodgers Favored over Rays in 2020 World Series

Dodgers Favored over Rays in 2020 World Series Betting, Odds and Analysis

October 20th, 2020 MLB Baseball, Sports Betting

At the onset of the season, the Dodgers were heavy favorites to win the World Series. Los Angeles boasts the baseball betting advantage of having the highest payroll in the game. That’s in stark contrast to their World Series opponents. In fact, the Rays have one of the lowest payrolls in MLB. Tampa Bay uses analytics that assesses players like stocks in the market. This formula helped the Rays eliminate the mega-rich Yankees in the ALDS. So, gamblers will have the choice of mirror opposites. For the third time in four years, the Dodgers are World Series chalk.

2020 World Series – Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Tampa Bay Rays

Date and Time:Tuesday, October 20, 8 PM ET
Location:Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas
2020 World Series TV Coverage:FOX
2020 World Series
Rays+1½ (-135)7½ (EV)+162
Dodgers-1½ (+115)7½ (-120)-172
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2020 World Series Schedule (Best of Seven Series)

Game 1Tuesday, October 20, FOX
Game 2Wednesday, October 21, FOX
Game 3Friday, October 23, FOX
Game 4Saturday, October 24, FOX
Game 5Saturday, October 25, FOX
Game 6Tuesday, October 27, FOX
Game 7Wednesday, October 28, FOX


2020 World Series Betting Odds Analysis

On this occasion, the Dodgers are one of the most public teams on any sports betting board. Los Angeles has a generational fan base. And serves as the “home town team” of Las Vegas. Thus, Tampa Bay will get an enhanced price.

Tampa Bay Rays Overview

Last round in the ALCS the Rays took out the Astros 4-3. Tampa Bay blew a 3-0 series lead and had to get through a game seven. Tampa Bay’s pitching staff ranks fourth in the postseason for earned run average. Left fielder Randy Arozarena has powered to seven postseason home runs. While right fielder Manual Margot has added five more. Pete Fairbanks has three saves and a 2.16 ERA.

Los Angeles Dodgers Overview

Los Angeles rallied from 3-1 down in the NLCS to eliminate Atlanta. Overall, the Dodgers rank fifth for playoff ERA. So far, the Dodgers are the top-ranked run-scoring and home run team. Shortstop Corey Seager has six home runs to pace the lineup. Namely, Julio Urias has been the top pitcher with four wins and a 0.56 ERA.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends

The Rays Are:

  • 17-8 after a loss
  • 32-16 following a win
  • 12-7 as an underdog
  • 9-5 in postseason
  • 13-7 against the National League
  • 17-10 in games outside the American League East
  • 13-6 as a run line dog
  • 8-6 vs. the run line in the postseason
  • 38-36 on the run line
  • 7-12 under the total as a dog
  • 7-17-1 under the total following a loss
  • 5-9 under the total in the playoffs

The Dodgers Are:

  • 16-4 against the American League
  • 22-7 in games outside the National League West
  • 15-5 after a loss
  • 9-3 in playoff games
  • 35-15 after a win
  • 50-20 as chalk
  • 45-19 with equal rest
  • 43-29 on the run line
  • 7-5 vs. the run line in the postseason
  • Just seven-under in their last 20 games vs. the American League
  • 6-6 over and under in the playoffs

2020 World Series Free Pick

In this situation, the Rays bring superior baseball betting value. And a price better than what is merited. Tampa Bay already took out the Yankees. Certainly, they can do the same in the World Series to LA.

2020 World Series Best Bet: Tampa Bay Rays

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