All the hype around baseball early this week will be on the Subway Series between the New York Mets and Yankees as well as the Freeway Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Angels. Those are the two biggest media markets in the United States, so the TV networks like ESPN will fawn over them.
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However, there’s only one realistic World Series preview early this week, and that’s Milwaukee Brewers at Houston Astros. They open a two-game set at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday, and the Astros will be betting favorites in each game – Houston opened at -150 on the moneyline for Tuesday night’s matchup. Because it’s only a two-game set, there will be no series line because there could obviously be a tie.
Both these teams lost in their respective League Championship Series in 2018, with Milwaukee falling in seven games to the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston dropping out in five to the Boston Red Sox. The Astros, a former National League team, won their first-ever title the year before. The Brewers have yet to win a title and only have reached one World Series, back in 1982.