The Tampa Bay Rays will look to avoid elimination against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the 2020 World Series on Tuesday night. Los Angeles took a 3-2 series lead with a 6-4 victory on Sunday, and the Dodgers have the chance to win the championship with a win on Tuesday. Los Angeles will begin the night with Tony Gonsolin on the mound, with Tampa Bay deploying Blake Snell in this matchup. First pitch from Globe Life Field in Arlington, Tex., is set for 8:08 p.m. ET.
The latest Dodgers vs. Rays odds from William Hill list Los Angeles as the -121 favorite on the money line, down from opening at -140. The Rays are the underdogs at +110, while the over-under for total runs expected is set at eight. Before making any Rays vs. Dodgers picks for Game 6, check out the latest MLB predictions from the SDQL Gurus over at SportsLine.
They're a group of data scientists who use artificial intelligence, risk management and the Sports Data Query Language (SDQL) database to capitalize on inefficiencies in the betting market. Entering Game 6 of the 2020 World Series, the SDQL Gurus are on an impressive 124-67 run on MLB picks, returning their followers almost $1,800. They're on a 10-2 run overall in the 2020 MLB Playoffs and are 7-2 on World Series money-line and over-under picks thus far.
Overnight, the SDQL Gurus ran 50 million database queries, each of which describes a different handicapping situation for Game 6 of Dodgers vs. Rays in the 2020 World Series. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the MLB odds from William Hill and trends for Rays vs. Dodgers:
- Dodgers vs. Rays money line: Dodgers -121, Rays +110
- Dodgers vs. Rays over-under: 8 runs
- Dodgers vs. Rays spread: Dodgers -1.5
- LAD: The Dodgers are 7-3 in the last 10 games
- TB: The Rays are 3-6 in the last nine games
Why you should back the Dodgers
It might be fair to suggest that Randy Arozarena is enjoying the best offensive performance in the 2020 postseason, but Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager isn't far behind. Seager has eight home runs, 10 walks and four doubles in 17 games, slugging .781 and posting a remarkable 1.215 OPS in the playoffs. Seager has been even better in this series, boasting a 1.432 OPS in 22 trips to the plate, and he leads a dynamic and deep offense.
Nine different players have home runs in the first five games of the World Series, with Seager joined by Justin Turner in producing multiple four-baggers. Turner, Max Muncy and Joc Pederson all own OPS marks of 1.000 or better, and there is simply nowhere to hide for the opposing pitching staff. Tampa Bay has a strong starting pitcher in Snell, but the Dodgers own a blistering .931 OPS as a team against left-handed pitchers in the postseason.
Why you should back the Rays
The Rays will lean heavily on the left arm of Snell, as the 2018 Cy Young award winner takes the ball to start Game 6. Snell was reasonably effective earlier in the series, allowing just two earned runs and striking out nine batters in a Game 2 win. However, Snell wasn't able to complete the fifth inning and, with a tall task in front of Tampa Bay to complete the full comeback in the series, the 27-year-old will need to save the Rays' bullpen.
Snell owns a 3.33 ERA so far in the 2020 postseason and, prior to that, he posted a very strong 3.24 ERA across 11 regular season outings. Offensively, Tampa Bay isn't as potent as Los Angeles, but the Rays do have the pitching advantage on paper in this matchup. Gonsolin has struggled to a 9.39 ERA in three playoff outings, and he likely faces a short leash in Game 6 as a result. In Game 2, the Rays forced him out of action early, as Gonsolin produced only four outs in what became a 6-4 win for Tampa Bay.
How to make Dodgers vs. Rays picks
The SDQL Gurus are leaning over on the total and they've also found an alarming 0-24 betting trend they believe makes one side of the money line a huge value. Head to SportsLine now to see the pick.
So who wins Rays vs. Dodgers? And which side of the money line has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side to jump on, all from the group of data scientists who have returned almost $1,800 on their current run on MLB picks.