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Current Odds to Win World Series Favor Astros After Nationals Sweep Cardinals in NLCS

Max Staley
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Gerrit Cole pitched a dominant seven innings Tuesday night, striking out seven New York Yankees and surrendering no runs as he helped lead the Houston Astros win Game 3 of the ALCS, 4-1.

Houston now leads the series, 2-1, and Cole's big-time performance now has the Astros listed with -105 odds to win the 2019 World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Yankees World Series Odds

The Yankees are far from out of it, though. New York gets to host tonight's Game 4 with a chance to tie the series, and the Yankees are available at +550 odds to win the World Series.

However, while the Astros and Yankees are duking it out, the Washington Nationals have already advanced to the World Series, sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals, 4-0, in the NLCS. Washington currently has the second-best odds to win it all, listed at +140.

The Nationals' starting rotation has gotten most of the headlines, pitching a combined 26 2/3 innings with 40 strikeouts and a 1.35 ERA in the 2019 NLCS, but Washington has been no slouch at the plate either.

The Nationals averaged 5.0 runs per game in the 2019 NLCS, and they never trailed the Cardinals once during that series. Quite the turn around for a team that was 12 games under .500 as of May 24.

Whether the Yankees or Astros advance out of the AL, this is shaping up to be an excellent World Series matchup.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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