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World Series Game 3: Will The Hitters Continue To Have The Edge?

Will Citizens Bank Park Mean More Home Runs?

The Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies are tied at one game apiece heading into three games at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, which is considered a hitters’ park.

The team that wins Game 3 after being tied 1-1 goes on to win the series 65.5% of the time (41-20), so both teams will be looking to get the decisive edge. When looking at the MLB  lines and MLB spreads, there are plenty of prop plays to consider for the Fall Classic.

World Series Game 3 Props
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The Las Vegas odds have the Astros as solid favorites (-175) to win the series compared to +145 for the Phillies. The Astros maintain a slight edge, +275 to +400, to win the series in seven games while the Phillies are +700 to take the next three games at home and the series.

Bohm Ready for Lift Off at Home

Alec Bohm got off to a solid start in the series for the Phillies with two hits, a run scored, and two RBIs in Houston, but now returns home to face a lefty, two of his favored situations.

The 26-year-old  hit .292 at home this season.

Bohm hit a career-high 13 home runs during the regular season but has yet to hit one in 13 postseason games. He is a solid sports bet to get one in game 3 along with a couple hits.

  • The Pick: Bohm home run (+600)

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Teams Even on Hits

The Phillies and the Astros have each produced 16 hits through the first two games with the Astros enjoying a 7-6 edge in game 1 and the Phillies a 10-9 advantage in Game 2.

While it is a long shot they will still be tied after game 3, the MLB odds are too good to pass up.

  • The Pick: Most hits in game 3 – tie (+800)

McCormick Produces again for Astros

Chas McCormick has come up with a couple hits in the series batting in the eighth spot in the order, but the outfielder has yet to score or drive in a run.

The 27-year-old has hit .280 with two home runs, four runs scored and three RBIs during the postseason, so he is due to factor in the scoring for the Astros.

  • The Picks: McCormick score a run (+170); drives in a run (+200)

Hensley Could Factor in Game 3

David Hensley batted only 29 times during the regular season, but the rookie made the most of them with 10 hits, including four for extra bases, seven runs scored, and five RBIs.

The designated hitter has yet to play in the postseason but may get his chance in game 3 as regular DH’s Trey Mancini and Aledmys are a combined 1 for 34 in the postseason.

The 26-year-old would make a good bet to get a hit if the odds can be found.

  • The Pick: Hensley to get a hit (no odds).

Phillies Race Out To Early Advantage?

The Astros opened to big leads in each of the first two games, but now it is the Phillies turn to break out on top in the early going and win the first five innings on the money line.

The teams had 10 runs through five innings in game 1 and five runs in game 2. Look for runs to come early and often once agains. This could make a nice parlay for those betting sports.

  • The picks: Phillies ML first five innings (+110); Total first five innings, over 4 (-115); Double result – Phillies (+230). 

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