Houston @ Los Angeles
Astros are 2-6 on road in playoffs, outscored by opponents 45-22. Under is 8-5-1 in their last 14 games. Dodgers are 10-4 in the playoffs, 6-2 at home. Since 1903, the Game 5 winner when series was tied 2-2 is 28-14 in that World Series.
McCullers is 1-0, 3.27 in two playoff starts this fall; he closed out the ALCS with a 4-inning relief stint. Astros are 1-5 in his last six road starts. McCullers is 1-0, 5.06 in one start against LA this season— he is 1-0, 2.92 in five career playoff games (3 starts).
Darvish is 2-1, 4.15 in three playoff starts this fall; this will be only his second home start since Sept 8. He is 1-2, 4.84 in four home starts for the Dodgers, and is 2-3, 4.74 in five career playoff starts. Houston KO’d him in the second inning in Game 3 Friday night.