ASTROS VS DODGERS
Dodgers won Tuesday night's game 6 to force a pivotal game 7. However, they did it at the bullpen's expense. Rich Hill could only make it through 4-2/3 innings. Having Morrow, Maeda and Jansen pitting at least one full inning.
This is game 7 so no excuses for fatigue will play here, however I think the Astros bullpen will be a little fresher. Yu Darvish is pitching for the Dodgers which is in fact a positive for the Astros because they have seen him multiple times when he was with the Rangers. The Astros only scored 1 run in game 6 but they sure had their fair share of opportunities to score more than that. I don't see this hot-hitting Astros team missing those opportunities with RISP again.
The Dodgers also have been talking a lot, with Jansen essentially saying the Astros have no chance. As if game 7 of the World Series isn't enough motivation. The trash talking will get the Astros fired up a little more. I am taking the Astros to win Game 7 of the World Series.
Money Line: Astros +140
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First Take's Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman make their Dodgers vs. Astros Game 7 World Series predictions.