Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Red Sox Are Favored Over 'Denizens Of Chavez Ravine' In 114th World Series

Opening betting odds (via OddsShark) show that the Red Sox are favored to beat the Dodgers in the 2018 World Series. Boston is opening as a -165 favorite (whatever that means), while The Denizens Of Chavez Ravine open as +135 betting-line underdogs (and we don't what that means either). In tonight's Game One match-up, the Red Sox send ace Chris Sale to the hill—resulting in Boston being the betting favorite at -148. The Dodgers send Clayton Kershaw to the mound and are a +128 underdog. The total number of runs is projected at 7.5 for this opening game of The Fall Classic. Of course, odds can shift dramatically in a World Series based on a number of unexpected events. Injuries, poor player performances, or a visiting team stealing a game on the road can all have a huge impact. Look for this to be a very competitive series—with a good chance of lasting seven games.