Sportsbooks like L.A. in Game 6, early handle leans to Rays

The Los Angeles Dodgers are one game from a World Series title and sportsbooks are suggesting the franchise's 32-year championship drought could end in Game 6 on Tuesday night in Arlington, Texas. Despite a shaky rookie on the mound in right-hander Tony Gonsolin, DraftKings has the Dodgers a -155 favorite to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays (+130). At FanDuel, the Dodgers are -142 favorites, while the Rays are at +124, even with their top pitcher on the mound in left-hander Blake Snell. The Dodgers are not as strong of a favorite as they were in Game 5, when Los Angeles was in the area of -160 at both sites in advance of sending veteran left-hander Clayton Kershaw to the mound. The Dodgers earned a 4-2 victory in Game 5 to take a 3-2 advantage in the series. One of those two Rays victories came in Game 2 when Snell was on the mound. He lasted just 4 2/3 innings because of a rising pitch count but ended the night with nine strikeouts. With one victory remaining for the title, the Dodgers are now a -625 favorite to win the series at DraftKings and -590 at FanDuel. The Rays are now +450 and +430 at the wagering sites, respectively. According to, the Dodgers have over 75 percent of the total bets to win the World Series, but interest for the Rays in Game 6 is high. The early handle Monday morning is 65 percent toward the Rays, with 91 percent of the spread handle on Snell and Tampa Bay. also reported that Saturday's Game 4 comeback victory by the Rays earned a $47,600 payout on a single $20,000 wager at +138. Some of the more popular props at DraftKings that paid out from Game 5 on the Dodgers side included a Max Muncy home run (+400), a Joc Pederson home run (+525), Mookie Betts over 1.5 bases (-113) and a Pederson home run paired with a Dodgers victory (+775). On the Rays side, right-hander Tyler Glasnow to finish with less than 7.5 strikeouts was at -143. At DraftKings, the Dodgers to win the series in six games is -155 and to win in seven is +250. The Rays to win the title in seven games is +450. --Field Level Media

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