Fans may have witnessed the greatest World Series game ever on Sunday night when the Astros took a 3-2 lead over the Dodgers in the World Series.
Five different Astros players hit home runs in Game 5 which set a World Series record. Houston is also now only the second team in World Series history to overcome multiple three (or more) run deficits in a game.
— MLB (@MLB) October 31, 2017
There’s no telling what Game 6 will bring on Tuesday night. The Astros will send Justin Verlander to face Rich Hill in a Game 2 rematch. Verlander has a 0.46 ERA in potential series-clinching games. But lest we forget that Verlander was knocked around a bit in Game 2. He surrendered three earned runs that game, and had only given up four earned runs in the four postseason starts prior to the World Series.
The Dodgers lineup will be grinding out each at-bat with Verlander, especially with the season on the line.
— MLB (@MLB) October 31, 2017
Hill will look to redeem himself after getting pulled in the fourth inning. Even though he only gave up one run, he labored through those at-bats with the Astros and struggled to stay consistent with his command.
One thing you can count on is the offensive output in this game. There have been a combined 58 runs scored through the first five games this World Series….nearly half of those runs were produced in Game 5.
Hitters on both sides are starting to settle in so expect this to be another shootout as we get into the later innings at Dodgers Stadium on Tuesday night. And that right there will lead us into our first prop bet for the game that you should look at, thanks to our friends over at Bovada.lv.
Take the over 7.5 runs scored (Risk $100 to win $90.91)
Not the greatest payout in the world, but a safe bet nonetheless. The only game this series where there weren’t more than seven runs scored was Game 1, the rest have been well over.
Margin of victory 1-2 runs (Risk $100 to win $270)
The only game that was decided by more than two runs was Game 4 (Dodgers won 6-2), other than that every game has been in a 1-2 run margin. Expect Game 6 to be no different as it’s a series-clinching game…duh.
Cody Bellinger hits the first home run in the game (Risk $100 to win $800)
Bellinger’s bat has started to really heat up over the past two games in Houston, going 4-for-9 which includes two doubles and one home run. If he was that comfortable in Houston imagine how comfortable he will be on his home turf in Los Angeles.
— MLB (@MLB) October 30, 2017
Jose Altuve will hit a home run in Game 6 (Risk $100 to win $300)
Speaking of another bat that’s heating up, Altuve’s bat caught fire in Game 5 when he went 3-for-5 with one home run and four RBIs. That is a huge momentum shift for him after wearing an 0-for-4 collar in Game 4. Look for that momentum to be translated over to Game 6 where he’ll look for revenge against Rich Hill (Altuve went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts against Hill in Game 2).
— MLB (@MLB) October 27, 2017