Odds Shift in Giants Favor After Game 3 Win

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  • Sportsbooks heavy on Giants after shut out of Dodgers
  • Braves also move ahead of Dodgers after loss
  • Astros’ odds steady in American League race

Giants third baseman Evan Longoria hit a fifth inning solo shot off Dodgers pitcher Matt Scherzer and San Francisco held up through a ninth inning challenge by Los Angeles to take a 1-0 win in classical fashion. Four Giants pitchers led by starter Alex Wood push San Francisco to  a 2-1 lead in the NLDS as the Dodgers are on the brink of elimination.

San Francisco now has odds at (+330) to win the World Seriesas they are behind Houston, who is now the favorite, at (+275). Los Angeles is catching (+550) odds and even the Boston Red Sox have moved ahead of the Dodgers as Alex Cora’s squad is at (+380) after taking three in as row from the Tampa Bay Rays.

The line on this series started with the Dodgers at (-144) to win the series over the Giants as San Francisco was pushing odds at (+122). San Francisco now is laying (-245) odds to win the series while Los Angeles is sticking with (+200).

Giant Undertakings

This is a mega-series that posts the top best records in the game, yet San Francisco was getting no love from the oddsmakers coming into the matchup as the Giants were sitting with a (+750) number to win the World Series.

San Francisco is now favored to win the National League.

The Giants post (+135) odds, while the Atlanta Braves have moved ahead of the Dodgers as Atlanta, is at (+225) while Los Angeles posts (+320) and the Brewers, who trailed the Braves, 2-1, in their series stand at (+750).

Other oddsmakers have about the same differences as the Giants are listed at (+115) with the Braves taking (+210). LA is a bit further back through in catching (+360) odds while the Brewers are (+750).

The Giants have been one of the top offensive teams in baseball this season.

After scoring only three runs in the last two games, the probability for them to be overdue to score exists. This may be another reason that San Francisco’s futures improved with last night’s win.

Tomahawk Trends

The challenges for the Milwaukee Brewers’ offense in this series with the Braves have been underscored to the nth degree. Milwaukee hasn’t scored in two games in losing 3-0 in both Game 2 and Game 3.

Although the Beermakers have a potentially the best starting staff in the majors with Freddy Peralta, Corbin Burnes and Brandon Woodruff, oddsmakers have been restrained in posting higher odds because of their lack of offense as they hit .233 for the season (T/27th/MLB) while they hit 194 homers (18th/MLB).

Going into this series:
Milwaukee had a (+950) price to win the World Series while the Braves were at (+1200). The Brewers were also slight favorites in this series with (-136) odds and Atlanta sat at (+116).

The Braves have used multiple pitchers in those two wins as Ian Anderson picked up the win yesterday when manager Brian Snitker used four relievers and then Max Fried and three relievers shut down the Brewers in Game 2.

Atlanta is favored in tonight’s game as the Braves are around (-145) or (-155) with Milwaukee as low as (+117) and as high as (+130).

Astrology Majors

After Boston closed out Tampa Bay last night, the Astros will look to do the same thing in Chicago although the White Sox whipped the Astros, 12-6, on Sunday evening.

Please Note:
Houston is now the odds on favorite to win the World Series with (+275) odds and the Astros also are posting (+110) to win the American League.

The White Sox have the (-1.5) run line with (+165) while the Astros have the (+1.5) with odds at (-195) in tonight’s game.

The pitching matchup between Houston’s Lance McCullers, Jr. and Chicago’s Carlos Rodon is catching some solid props.

Rodon is sitting at (+360) while McCullers garners (+250) odds.

Rodon (-145) and McCullers (+110) are close in who gives up the fewest home runs. Finally, Rodon is the favorite in fewest walks allowed with (-650) to McCullers’ (+400).

World Series Matchups Change

Last night’s 1-0 win for San Francisco changed the odds on who is the favorites to meet in the World Series as Houston and San Francisco get the nod from the best MLB sportsbooks with a (+400) number. The Reds Sox vs. the Giants has the second-best odds at (+425) while The Astros-Braves matchup is now catching (+600) odds.

The Dodgers-Astros was the likely pick for the World Series as it was around (+275) as the most likely matchup, but now with the Dodgers’ loss last night and as they trail 2-1 in the series, the odds on that matchup have fallen to (+800).

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Kenneth Cross / Author

Kenneth Cross is a new entry to The Sports Geek staff as he has 25 years of experience in print, broadcast, and internet sports journalism. Cross is a lover of all sports, but college basketball is his passion. He estimates that he has seen around 1,500 college basketball games - live and in-person - and hopes that grows this season. If you listen to Radio, you have likely heard him on Sundays covering the Carolina Panthers for some 20 years. Now in Tampa Bay, he works as a national radio correspondent.

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