Dodgers vs. Rays Game 3 Prediction
With the series evened at one game apiece, the Dodgers and Rays will meet in Game 3 of the 2020 World Series on Friday night at 8:08 p.m. ET. With the Dodgers once again favored and the total sitting at 7.5, what’s the best play with Walker Buehler set to oppose Charlie Morton in the pitching matchup?
955 Los Angeles Dodgers (-155) vs. 956 Tampa Bay Rays (+135); o/u 7.5
8:08 p.m. ET, Friday, October 23, 2020
Globe Life Field, Arlington, TX
Los Angeles Dodgers DFS Spin
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he's considering starting Austin Barnes at catcher in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday against the Rays. Barnes drew the start at catcher in the Dodgers' World Series Game 1 victory on Tuesday, though he did finish 0-for-4 with two strikeouts at the plate. If he does catch Walker Buehler in Game 3 on Friday, that would make Will Smith the designated hitter. A.J. Pollock served as the DH in Wednesday night's Game 2 loss.
Tampa Bay Rays DFS Spin
Brandon Lowe broke out of his slump with a pair of home runs as the Rays downed the Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday. Lowe entered this one hitting just .107 (6-for-56) so far this postseason, but he ripped a long opposite-field blast off of Tony Gonsolin as the second batter of the game to open the scoring. He wasn't done there, belting another one to left off of Dustin May in the fifth inning which hit off the top of the wall and went into the seats for a two-run shot. The Rays' offense as a whole has been struggling, so getting Lowe going would obviously be huge for their chances this series.
Rays vs. Dodgers Game 3 Betting Prediction
The over is a perfect 6-0 in the last six meetings between these two teams and has now cashed in six of the last eight times the Dodgers faced an opponent with a winning record. The over is also 6-2 in the Dodgers’ last eight games overall, is 8-2-2 in their last 12 games coming off a loss and is 4-1 in their last five games when their opponent scores five runs or more in its previous contest. On the other side, the over is 12-3-1 in the Rays’ last 16 games versus National League West opponents, is 11-3 in their last 14 interleague games when facing an opponent with a winning record and is 20-8-1 in their last 28 contests when playing the third game of a series.
2020 WORLD SERIES GAME 3 BETTING PREDICTION: DODGERS/RAYS OVER 7.5