Best Underdog Bets For 2020 World Series Game 1

  • The LA Dodgers are -175 favorites over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 of the World Series.
  • Dodgers shortstop Cory Seager has +120 odds to record over 2.5 Hits, Runs, & RBI’s In Game 1.
  • Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena hitting a home run in Game 1 of the World Series comes with +300 odds.

ARLINGTON, Texas – The World Series has finally arrived giving MLB bettors a juicy matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Due to the Covid-19 shortened MLB schedule, the Dodgers and Rays didn’t play each other in the regular season so MLB bettors do not have matchup data to go off from.

For the Rays, this will be the team's second-ever trip to the World Series snapping a 12-year drought. The Dodgers have now made the Fall Classic in three of the last four years but are looking to capture their first World Series title since 1988.

Clayton Kershaw will take the mound for the Dodgers in Game 1 while the Rays will deploy ace Tyler Glasnow.

Online sportsbooks have the LA Dodgers as the favorite to win Game 1 with -175 moneyline odds. The Rays SU odds are a great value play at +150 as they’re a team capable of manufacturing points and pulling off the upset. MLB betting fans looking to cash in on Game 1 should look at the betting props as the best bets for the World Series.

Best Bets for Game 1 of the World Series

Total Hits, Runs, and RBI’s – (LAD) Cory Seager

  • Over 2.5 Hits, Runs, & RBI’s +120
  • Under 2.5 Hits, Runs & RBI’s -160

Winner: Over (+120). The NLCS MVP will continue his hot batting for the Dodgers in Game 1 against a stout Rays rotation. Thus far in the postseason, Seager has batted in the second most RBI’s with 15.

Seager has eclipsed the over on this prop in three of his last five games and the Dodgers will have to lean on him if they want to win the World Series.

Total Walks – (TB) Tyler Glasnow

  • Over 2 Walks +125
  • Under 2 Walks -165

Winner: Over 2 Walks (+125). Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow has walked at least two batters in his past three postseason starts.

The Dodgers are a team known for their discipline at the plate and will force Glasnow to throw strikes. The +125 odds on Glasnow to walk two Dodgers batters in Game 1 are among the best bets even because at the tipping point early in the game the Rays intentionally walking Mookie Betts or Cody Bellinger can’t be ruled out.

Randy Arozarena to hit a home run?

  • Yes +300
  • No -500

Winner: Yes (+300). Arozarena leads all postseason batters with seven home runs and the +300 odds for him to go yard in Game 1 of the World Series is still one of the best bets.

The Rays outfielder has hit a home run in three of his last four games and Arozarena could get the best of Clayton Kershaw early.

The Rays have hit more home runs than any team in the postseason, so sprinkling some units on World Series home run bets would be a wise decision.

Game 1 of the 2020 MLB World Series is scheduled to begin at 8:11 p.m. EST and will be broadcasted by FOX.