World Series Game 3 Betting Preview
Tampa Bay Rays at Philadelphia Phillies (Series tied 1-1)
Saturday, 8:15 pm Eastern – FOX
SBG Global Opening Line: Rays - 115 , Total 9.5 Under - 125
The World Series moves to Philadelphia for the next three games after the Rays and Phillies split the first two games in Tampa Bay. The Phillies may feel good getting a split in Tampa but it could be the Rays that have the edge in the next two games with Matt Garza facing Jamie Moyer on Saturday and Andy Sonnanstine against Joe Blanton on Sunday. SBG Global reports that early MLB betting has the public taking Rays on the Road.
Garza was brilliant in the ALCS against the Red Sox and earned the MVP award. He had a 1.38 ERA in two starts. If he pitches anywhere near that good in Philadelphia the Rays should win Game 3. The Phillies turn to the veteran Jamie Moyer on Saturday and he is coming off a terrible outing in the NLCS where he allowed six runs in just 1 1/3 innings against the Dodgers. He didn’t pitch much better in the NLDS against the Brewers.
Here are the MLB betting stats for Saturday’s games. The Rays are 7-1 in their last 8 interleague games vs. a left-handed starter. The Rays are 5-1 in their last 6 interleague road games. The Rays are 8-2 in their last 10 vs. the National League East. The Rays are 15-7 in their last 22 Saturday games.
The Rays are 4-11 in their last 15 road games vs. a left-handed starter. The Rays are 1-4 in Garza’s last 5 road starts. The Rays are 9-3 in the last 12 meetings between the two teams.
The Phillies are 4-0 in their last 4 playoff home games. The Phillies are 5-1 in their last 6 Saturday games. The Phillies are 22-6 in their last 28 home games. The Phillies are 21-6 in their last 27 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Phillies are 18-37 in their last 55 interleague games. The Phillies are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. the American League East. The Phillies are 4-1 in Moyer’s last 5 home starts. The Phillies are 1-6 in Moyer’s last 7 Saturday starts.
SBG Global Current Line: Rays - 115 , Total 9.5 Under - 125
The Under is 4-0 in the Rays last 4 playoff games. The Under is 5-1 in the Rays last 6 road games vs. a left-handed starter. The Over is 8-3 in the Rays last 11 road games. The Over is 4-1 in Garza’s last 5 Saturday starts. The
Under is 4-0-1 in the Phillies last 5 Saturday games. The Under is 9-2 in the Phillies last 11 interleague games. The Under is 9-3 in the Phillies last 12 playoff games. The Under is 9-4 in the Phillies last 13 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Under is 16-7 in Moyer’s last 23 starts overall. The Under is 7-3-2 in the last 12 meetings between the two teams.
Pick: 1 unit Drays, 2 units over