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