Ruffolo's TOP TIER TUESDAY MLB PLAY
Los Angeles Dodgers (52-20) vs Tampa Bay Rays (49-25)
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 8:09 pm
I think it goes without saying coming into this one, that the Dodgers will be favored every game simply because of the name brand and the talent on their roster. You also have to figure that the Dodgers will be out to finally shed that label of the team that makes it to the World Series and falls short. With that said, I still think we’re getting awesome value with the Rays in game one. Clayton Kershaw’s ben solid for the entire postseason, but looked mortal in his last start, allowing four runs in just over five innings of work. Kershaw also is just 1-2 with a 5.40 ERA in 26.2 innings in the World Series in his career. Tyler Glasnow’s been pushed around a bit this postseason as well, but he’s been missing a lot of bats as his 25 K’s are the 4th-most in the postseason this year and I also think the extra day of rest helps the Rays to clear their minds and focus up for this one while the Dodgers are fresh off of that emotional game 7 win of their own against Atlanta. I’m taking the value with the Tampa Bay Rays and the plus money as my premium pick for this game.