The Oakland Athletics (42-30) and Texas Rangers (39-31) will continue their four-game American League West series Tuesday night at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, with the first pitch scheduled for 8:05 p.m. ET
The World Series is finally here, though not with the teams most expected to be here. Texas, sure, fair game, they had great odds for the series, but the Cards were heavy underdogs to even get past their opening opponent in the Phillies. We’ll take a look here at what this series could bring, by utilizing a position by position analysis. All betting odds come from Bodog.
The Astros are the best home underdog betting opportunity on Tuesday’s MLB card.
Chicago Cubs at Houston Astros
Chicago moved its record to 7-4 since the All-Star break after picking up a 5-2 win over the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. “With this offense we have and the pitching staff we have, we can do some damage,” last night’s starting pitcher Carlos Silva said. Monday’s game was the first of a six-game, seven day road trip, as the club looks to win consecutive series against its own division for the first time since winning seven-straight series last season from July 24-September 13. The Cubs are 4-6 against the Astros this season despite outscoring by four runs, 51-47, in those contests. Chicago has dropped three games to Houston by a single run and another by two runs this season. Against divisional opponents, the team is 19-28 (-2,050) and the total being 19-24 O/U in those meetings.
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