World Series Picks Tonight: Expert MLB Bets and Player Props for Phillies vs Astros Game 5

World Series Picks Tonight: Expert MLB Bets and Player Props for Phillies vs Astros Game 5

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World Series Best Bets: MLB Player Props and Picks for Phillies-Astros Game 5

Last Article's Record: 1-3 -1.00 units 

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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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Michael Rathburn
Known as “Rath” in the Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) community, he has helped run operations for two prominent daily fantasy sports startups. Michael has taken his insider knowledge and expertise in daily fantasy sports to the content side. Rath won the 2016 FSWA "Baseball Article of the Year, Online" award and was a finalist for the FSWA Best Baseball Series in 2011.
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