Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Preview 10/28/18

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The Boston Red Sox are taking on the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the World Series. The visiting Red Sox currently hold a commanding 3-1 lead in the series, and this game will be nationally televised on Fox. The first pitch is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET.

Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Odds


The southpaw Chris Sale will get the nod for the visiting Red Sox. Sale is 12-4 with a 2.11 ERA and 237 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Dodgers this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Dodgers are sending lefty Clayton Kershaw (9-5, 2.73 ERA) to the mound. Kershaw has 155 strikeouts and 29 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.04. Kershaw did not record a start against the Red Sox in 2017.

Behind a team slash line of .241/.333/.382, Boston has tallied 6.1 runs per game through 13 postseason outings. The Dodgers are hitting .211/.307/.348 over 15 games and the team has managed 3.9 runs during the 2018 playoffs.

The Dodgers bullpen has registered an ERA of 2.73 and a WHIP of 1.13 this postseason, while Red Sox relievers have a 2.80 ERA and 1.21 WHIP.

J.D. Martinez has sparked Boston’s offense and is hitting .327/.402/.616 with 45 home runs, 143 RBIs and 116 runs scored.

Cody Bellinger has helped lead the Dodgers’ offense this year with 26 home runs, 80 RBIs, 89 runs and 18 stolen bases.

The Red Sox just took the previous game in this series by a score of nine runs to six.

Boston Red Sox at Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Pick


Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Red Sox, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends,

  • Boston has logged 15 extra-base hits over its last five outings. Los Angeles has 12 XBH over its last five.
  • The Red Sox have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games, including six over their last five.
  • The Red Sox have a team OPS of .789 this season, including an OPS of .682 against left-handed pitchers. The Dodgers’ OPS sits at .766 overall and .642 against lefties.
  • Los Angeles has posted 18.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 20.4 over its last five.
  • The Red Sox have won seven of their last eight games SU.