Rays vs. Dodgers Game 2 Prediction
The Dodgers took Game 1 of the 2020 World Series 8-3 and cashed as a large favorite over the underdog Rays. The over also hit easily as L.A.’s bats came alive in the fourth and fifth inning to help push the final score over. Will the combination of the Dodgers and the over also hit in Game 2 tonight?
953 Tampa Bay Rays (+130) at 954 Los Angeles Dodgers (-149); o/u 8
8:09 p.m. ET, Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Globe Life Field, Arlington, TX
Tampa Bay Rays DFS Spin
Kevin Kiermaier hit a solo homer in the Rays' World Series Game 1 loss to the Dodgers on Tuesday. Kiermaier's fifth-inning shot to right off a hanging Clayton Kershaw slider gave the Rays their first run of the night and snapped a stretch of 13 consecutive outs by Tampa Bay hitters. It was the center fielder's first hit since he took a pitch off his left wrist in Game 3 of the ALCS against the Astros. Kiermaier also added an RBI single in the top of the eighth inning Tuesday at Globe Life Field, though the Rays ultimately fell 8-3.
Los Angeles Dodgers DFS Spin
Tony Gonsolin will start for the Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday versus the Rays. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts made that announcement after Tuesday night's 8-3 Game 1 win. Gonsolin struggled as a spot starter for Clayton Kershaw in Game 2 of the NLCS against the Braves and also got roughed up in relief in NLCS Game 7, so he figures to face a possible quick hook on Wednesday. Julio Urias and Dustin May will apparently be available to piggyback. Walker Buehler is on tap for World Series Game 3.
Rays vs. Dodgers Game 1 Betting Prediction
The over is now 5-0 in the last five meetings between these two teams and is 10-3 in the Rays’ last 13 interleague games versus an opponent with a winning record. The over is 5-2 in the Dodgers’ last seven games overall, is 6-2-3 in their last 11 games as a favorite and is 5-2 in their last seven games versus an opponent with a win percentage above .600.
2020 WORLD SERIES BETTING PREDICTION: RAYS/DODGERS OVER 8