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World Series Best Bets: MLB Player Props and Picks for Phillies-Astros Game 5
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World Series Game 5 Odds
- Moneylines: Astros -155; Phillies +135
- Total: 7.5 Runs
World Series Game 5 Picks
Houston Astros at Philadelphia Phillies
My original write up yesterday had Cristian Javier over 5.5 strikeouts and Astros over 3.5 runs. I ended up scrapping it for fear that if Javier did get into early trouble, Dusty Baker would have a short leash. Well, I look stupid because the Astros ended up no-hitting the Phillies.
The Astros have opened -155 favorites with a total of 7.5. Game 5 is a pivotal game and probably will determine who will win the World Series. Justin Verlander versus Noah Syndergaard is the pitching matchup and normally I would immediately side with JV, but much like Aaron Nola, he has hit the skids of late.
The Phillies could be in real trouble tonight with a bullpen that is thin and a questionable starting pitcher. Even with Verlander's struggles, he is still a much better pitcher than Thor and then the Phillies pen, which has me on the Astros and their team total over again. The Astros have scored at least 5 runs in 5 out of the last 6 games.
I usually like to lay the -1.5 runs in this spot and get the plus money, but I do not want to get burned by a 1-run win so I will lay the juice and take the moneyline.
MLB Best Bets and Player Props for World Series Game 5
- Astros ML for 1.55 RW buck (DraftKings -155)
- Astros OVER 4.5 runs for 1 RW buck (DraftKings +105)
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