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Rays vs. Dodgers Sharp Betting Pick: Odds Movement for World Series Game 1 (Oct. 20)

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  • Sharp bettors are making a pick Rays vs. Dodgers Game 1, and it's having an effect on the betting odds.
  • The over/under opened at 8 runs, but is now down to just 7.5 across the market.
  • Danny Donahue breaks down how that move is surely a result of sharp action.

World Series Game 1 Odds

Rays Odds +155
Dodgers Odds -182
Over/Under 7.5 (+100/-120)
PRO Projection LAD -115 | O/U 7.54
Time 8:09 p.m. ET

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A Glasnow-Kershaw Game 1 matchup doesn’t exactly scream runs. But a lineup that can match up against lefties combined with, well, the Dodgers, doesn’t exactly scream low scores, either.

So oddsmakers opened tonight’s over/under what probably seemed to most as a fair number: 8.

Not to sharps, apparently.

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World Series Game 1 PRO Report

As clearly detailed in our PRO Report, sharps and big bettors — who are likely one and the same — have taken a liking to the under, convincing oddsmakers their opening number was too high.

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Sharp Action

Four Sports Insights Bet Signals, indicators of market movement caused specifically by sharp action, have been triggered on the under since this line opened.

The most recent even came at the new line of 7.5, and sent the juice on the under up to around -120.

Sharp Action edge: Under

Big Money

Making the move even more clearly a result of sharp action, it’s come while just 40% of bettors have taken the under. But while this may not be the popular side, it is the one attracting more money.

In fact, with that 40% consisting of the bigger bettors — the ones more likely to be sharps — they’ve managed to generate 58% of actual money hitting this total.

Big Money edge: Under

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