Dodgers vs. Rays 2020 World Series Game 4 Picks

Los Angeles Dodgers

Stakes of the Matchup
On Saturday in game four of the World Series, the Tampa Bay Rays host the Los Angeles Dodgers. After last night’s game, the Dodgers now lead the Rays 2-1 in the best of seven series. Currently the Dodgers need to win only 40% of their remaining games to win the World Series, while the Rays need to win 60% of their remaining games. Despite the Dodgers holding the series lead, the World Series is still wide open.

During the regular season, both the Dodgers and the Rays had the best regular season records. The Dodgers had a 43-17 record and the Rays had a 40-20 record.

Pitching Matchup
For the pivotal game four starting pitching matchup, the Dodgers have a slight edge. The starting pitcher for the Dodgers is Julio Urias who has had a great postseason. Urias has a 4-0 record with a 0.56 ERA, and a 0.63 WHIP. During the regular season, Urias had a more modest 3-0 record, 3.27 ERA, and 1.15 WHIP. Urias this postseason has had a mix of long relief and short starts. Typically, when Urias pitches you can expect four to five quality innings.

Opposing Urias is starting pitcher Ryan Yarbrough for the Rays. Yarbrough is like a clone of Urias in that he is a mix between a long reliever and a short starter, but he is not as good of a pitcher. During the postseason, Yarbrough has a 1-0 record with a 3.38 ERA, and a 1.31 WHIP. During the regular season, Yarbrough had a 1-4 record with a 3.56 ERA, and a 1.19 WHIP. Yarbrough is certainly not an ace, but he is a reliable pitcher who gives the Rays a chance to win whenever he pitches.

Prediction
The best free MLB pick I could give for Friday’s game is to back the Rays to win the World Series at +360 odds.

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