Arizona Diamondbacks Jack Gallen, who will start Game 1 of the World Series, was upset about gamblers’ dominance of Texas.굿모닝토토
At the workout day held at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, where the first and second games were held on the 27th (Korean time), Gallen said, “There are people in competitive sports who say, ‘You can’t do it,’ or ‘The opponent is better. “If you say, ‘I think you’ll do well,’ I think you can say, ‘Then why are you here today?’” he said.
In this World Series between Arizona and the Texas Rangers, gamblers are predicting that Texas will have the upper hand. Looking at the odds for winning the World Series announced by BetMGM, an American sports betting company, on the 26th, Texas is -170 and Arizona is +140.
In other words, if you bet $10 on Texas, you will receive $15.88 including the principal, and if you bet $10 on Arizona, you will receive $24. This means that Texas’ chances of winning are much higher.
FanGraphs, a major league statistics site, presents the probability of winning the World Series as 52.9% for Texas and 47.1% for Arizona.
“I don’t care if people don’t expect us to win,” Galen said. “No one expected us to come here.”
Arizona coach Tory Lovullo also raised his voice, saying, “Who knows the atmosphere in our clubhouse? No one knows what we can do every day. No one knows how hard we worked for today.”
Coach Lovullo continued, “It’s our job to stand on the World Series stage. It’s something we have to be motivated and focused on. We don’t need anything else. If we really need something, it’s a glass of iced tea. Plus honey and lemon.” “The taste will become more perfect if you add the right amount,” he said, expressing confidence.
Arizona finished third in the National League wild card with 84 wins and 78 losses in this regular season and barely advanced to the postseason. This is the lowest winning percentage among the 12 teams in fall baseball. However, after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers with two wins in the WC Series and the Los Angeles Dodgers with three wins in the Division Series, they won a ticket to the long-awaited World Series after a fierce battle that took them all the way to Game 7 against the Philadelphia Phillies in the NLCS. It’s a gust of wind that no one expected.
The opposing team, Texas, is also a team that came up from the WC series. Texas, which finished the regular season with 90 wins and 72 losses and placed second in the AL wild card, defeated the Tampa Bay Rays with two wins in the WC Series and the Baltimore Orioles with three wins in the Division Series, then won four games against the defending champion Houston Astros in the ALCS after a close game in Game 7. Defeated by 3 losses.
The two teams’ baseball moves this fall are similar to each other.
The Texas starter who will face Gallen in the first game is Nathan Ivaldi. They are currently on a four-game winning streak in this postseason. Arizona announced Merrill Kelly as the starter for the second game and Brandon Part for the third game. On the other hand, Texas coach Bruce Bochy said that the selection for games 2 and 3 would be announced on the day of game 1.