How Sharps Are Betting Game 1 of the World Series

Oct 23, 2018 04:58 PM EDT

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Yasiel Puig

  • The Boston Red Sox are -157 favorites against the Los Angeles Dodgers (+141) in Game 1 of the World Series.
  • With Clayton Kershaw and Chris Sale facing off, the over/under is listed at 7.5 runs.
  • Using our betting tools, we analyze how professionals are betting this game.

Recreational bettors love action and will normally bet on the World Series no matter which teams are playing in it. But throw in marquee names such as the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox, and Tuesday night’s Game 1 betting handle will be through the roof.

When an overload of public money hits the market, oddsmakers are often forced to shade betting lines to account for heavy, one-sided action. This provides an opportunity for professionals to pick off line value that normally wouldn’t be available during regular-season games.

And according to The Action Network’s betting tools, sharps are doing just that for Tuesday night’s Game 1 (8:09 p.m. ET on FOX).