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A battle of former Cy Young Award winners will take place in Game 1 of the 2017 World Series on Tuesday as the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers host the American League champion Houston Astros as solid home favorites. The Dodgers will send three-time NL Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw to the mound in the opener opposite Dallas Keuchel of the Astros.


Betting line: The Dodgers opened as -155 favorites (wager $155 to win $100); the total is at seven runs, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. Line updates and matchup report.

MLB betting pick, via OddsShark computer: 5.1-0.4, Dodgers (MLB picks on every game)


Why the Astros can pay on the MLB lines

While Los Angeles might have the best pitcher in the series in Kershaw, Houston might have the top one-two punch with Keuchel and Justin Verlander, a pair of Cy Young Award winners from 2015 and 2011, respectively.

Keuchel has not been as dominant as Verlander this postseason, but he was outstanding against the New York Yankees in Game 1 of the AL Championship Series, pitching seven scoreless innings with one walk and 10 strikeouts en route to a 2-1 victory. He was shaky in Game 5 last Wednesday but was not needed in relief in the two games that followed and should be well-rested for this monster matchup.

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