Game 3 of the 2020 World Series is set for Friday night, and it will be an important game for each team. The winner of Game 3 will take a 2-1 series lead and will take control of this series.
The Los Angeles Dodgers won the series opener by a score of 8-3 behind a dominant start from Clayton Kershaw. Los Angeles was looking to take a commanding 2-0 series lead on Wednesday night, but it was not to be.
The Tampa Bay Rays responded by posting a 6-4 victory in Game 2 to even the series. Tampa Bay got a pair of home runs from Brandon Lowe, and the bullpen was once again dominant.
Despite Tampa Bay winning Game 2, the Los Angeles Dodgers remain huge betting favorites in this series. FanDuel Sportsbook has the Dodgers at -200 to win the 2020 World Series, and the Tampa Bay Rays are currently at +165.
Game 3 Betting Odds
The Tampa Bay Rays are now considered the “home team” for Game 3 of the World Series, even though all of the games are taking place at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. Despite being the road team on Friday night, the Dodgers are the clear betting favorites in this game.
FanDuel has the Dodgers at -154 in Game 3 of the World Series, and the Tampa Bay Rays are +134. It will be Walker Buehler pitching for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Charlie Morton starting for the Tampa Bay Rays.
The over/under for Game 3 of the World Series is set at 7.5 total runs.
Correct Score, Series Odds Available
FanDuel Sportsbook is also offering correct score and series odds for the 2020 World Series. These odds have shifted drastically since the 2020 World Series has begun.
The Los Angeles Dodgers currently have odds set at +118 to win the World Series by 1.5 games. Placing a bet on the Tampa Bay Rays at +1.5 currently have odds set at -144.
FanDuel Sportsbook also has the most likely outcome in the World Series set. FanDuel is offering the Los Angeles Dodgers to win the series in six games at +270. The Tampa Bay Rays winning the series in five games is listed at +1100, which are the longest odds.
Betts MVP Favorite
The Los Angeles Dodgers are loaded with stars, and there are also several terrific MVP options on the Tampa Bay Rays. Despite all of that, there has been one player that has stood out in the World Series MVP future race.
Mookie Betts remains the favorite to win the MVP of the World Series at +220, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Clayton Kershaw is next on the list at +500, and there is a chance that he will have at least two more appearances this series.
Brandon Lowe at +1100 is the first Tampa Bay Rays player on the list, and his odds increased after a two-home run performance in the Game 2 victory. These odds will likely shift again after the conclusion of Game 3, especially if offensive players have a big performance.