The League Championship Series round continues on Wednesday with our first clinching scenario. The Tampa Bay Rays took a 3-0 series lead in the ALCS on Tuesday, beating the Houston Astros 5-2. Meanwhile, the Atlanta Braves beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-7 to take a 2-0 series lead in the NLCS.
Wednesday evening opens with the Braves and Dodgers squaring off at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, with first pitch set for 6:05 p.m. ET. The Braves are the home team for this game. A day after Clayton Kershaw was scratched with back spasms, Julio Urias is starting for the Dodgers while Kyle Wright is starting for the Braves. Even with the Dodgers struggles, the betting public is backing them on Wednesday with 69 percent of the handle on them to cover -1.5 on the run line and 70 percent of the handle on them to win outright. 53 percent of handle is on over 9.5 runs.
The Astros and Rays return for Game 3 at Petco Park, with first pitch set for 8:40 p.m. Zack Greinke and Tyler Glasnow take the mound for their respective teams. The betting public is moving away from the Astros. 65 percent of run line handle is on the Rays at -1.5, while 52 percent of the moneyline handle is on the Rays to win this game outright. 56 percent of handle is on under 8 runs.
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