IF the odds are anything to go by, the MLB World Series title will be heading to Los Angeles for the first time since 1988.
The Dodgers are -166.67 favourites in the outright betting at Bet365.com, while the Houston Astros are pegged at +145.
Although both sides dominated their respective divisions in the regular season, LA topped the combined American League and National League standings with 104 wins at a percentage of 0.642.
They did so by winning a nation-high 57 home games, which is why they are paying -172.41 to take out game one at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night.
2017 MLB World Series outright odds
Houston Astros – +145
LA Dodgers – -166.67
Game 1 – Houston Astros at LA Dodgers
Houston Astros – +150
LA Dodgers – -172.41
Kershaw firms in World Series MVP betting
Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw is the standout option for the 2017 World Series MVP award.
The 29-year-old Texan heads the betting at +300 with William Hill after another big performance in LA’s playoff win over the Chicago Cubs.
Dallas Keuchel and Justin Verlander (both +600) will be instrumental to Houston’s title tilt, as will star second-baseman and batting average leader Jose Altuve (+800).
He shares that quote with LA’s Cody Bellinger, who comes in off a record-breaking rookie season in which he hit 39 home runs.
The likes of Justin Turner (+1000) and playoff hero Yasiel Puig (+1400) are also well represented at online bookmakers.
World Series MVP odds
+300 – Clayton Kershaw
+600 – Dallas Keuchel, Justin Verlander
+800 – Jose Altuve, Cody Bellinger
+1000 – Justin Turner
+1200 – Carlos Correa, Yu Darvish
+1400 – Rich Hill, Kenley Jansen, Yasiel Puig
+1600 – Corey Seager, George Springer, Chris Taylor
+3300 – Alex Bregman, Marwin Gonzalez
+5000 – Ken Giles, Josh Reddick
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