The first grand salami of the Championship series with 4 teams chasing one title. I suspect more low-scoring affairs with Atlanta after their tremendous effort against the Fish to get here... but...
The 16.5 runs might seem low, but I expect more than 8 runs from either of these two games being played today. I could see a 4 - 3 and a 7 - 3 type of day coming, as both teams will be nervous although Houston has obviously been here and done this 4 straight times.
All I can expect is to see two tight opening games, and it strikes me enough to make a play on this Over 16.5 as it should just sneak in at 17, as you can see by muy score predictions.
Lance McCullers Jr. did not exactly pitch too well in his game 1 start in the last series, and that is obviously concerning with such a low total. I am also taking Houston as a dog today in game 1, so look for that tip to be coming at you soon with that Over on the board. I think that game will be where we see those 10 runs but either way, it's playoff baseball and time to snatch the cash!