During the seventh game of the 2019 World Series, Houston played against the visiting Washington Nationals. However, the away game was much better that at home for the Nationals after playing six games for the first time in the history of the MLB.
Washington Nationals won all the six games of the series, something that is difficult to occur in playoffs. National’s manager Dave Martinez had this to say, “It’s weird, really, I mean, we can’t explain it. I know we were trying to win games at home and just couldn’t do it.”
One of these two teams will carry the Commissioner’s Trophy. Casino.org has reported that Las Vegas favored the Nationals to win in its sportsbook while the FanDuel sportsbook favored Houston.
However, the home team was the underdog with an implied odd of 40 percent. Thus, a bet of $100 would attract a net of $150.
Las Vegas favored the Nationals because ace Max Scherzer was on the mound. Scherzer was ready to roll and was seen warming up on the bullpen the night before the game. In the postseason, Scherzer was 3-0 with an ERA of a 2.16. In the regular season, he was 11-7 with a 2.92 ERA.
Zack Greinke was on Houston Mound, in the postseason, he was 0-2 with a 5.30 ERA. In the regular season, the 2009 Cy Young Award winner was 18-5 with a 2.93 ERA. In the third game of the World Series, Greinke pitched well, in 4.2 innings, he gave up just one earned run.