2020 World Series Game 1 betting odds and lines: Los Angeles Dodgers favored over Tampa Bay Rays
The World Series kicks off Tuesday night with the Los Angeles Dodgers (43-17) and Tampa Bay Rays (40-20) playing Game 1 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The Dodgers will be the home team for Games 1 and 2 as MLB's top-seeded team from the regular season. Below, we look at the MLB betting odds and lines for Game 1 of the 2020 World Series.
2020 World Series Game 1 odds and lines
Money line (ML)
Dodgers -167 (bet $167 to win $100) | Rays +150 (bet $100 to win $150)
The Dodgers are rightful favorites despite their lack of a proper home-field advantage. Their -167 odds to win Game 1 represent an implied win probability of 62.55%. Those odds can also be seen as 100/167 as a fraction or 1.60 as a decimal.
The Rays (+150) have an implied win probability for Game 1 of 40%. Their fraction odds are 3/2 with 2.50 decimal odds.
The money line bet asks for which team will win the game by any score and includes extra innings.
Dodgers -1.5, +110 (bet $100 to win $110) | Rays +1.5, -134 (bet $134 to win $100)
As favorites, the Dodgers will need to win by at least 2 runs to cover the spread. The Rays will need to lose by a single run or win outright to cover their side of the line.
7.5 Over +100, Under -121
The Dodgers and Rays are projected to score 7.5 combined runs. A total of 8 or more runs scored in the game cashes Over tickets, while a total of 7 or fewer runs cashes Under tickets.
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