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2018 World Series – Game 1
Date: Tuesday October 23, 2018
Time: 8:09 PM ET
Venue: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Projected Pitchers: Clayton Kershaw vs. Chris Sale
World Series Moneyline Odds: Red Sox -140, Dodgers +130
World Series RunLine Betting Odds: Red Sox -1.5 (+149)
World Series Baseball Gambling Total: 7.5
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Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers are in the World Series. The fact that they had to sweat to get here and might be a little more gassed is relevant but nevertheless here they are.
This is a powerful lineup and hitting for a couple of games in Fenway Park just might bring it to life.
Manny Machado has been a lightning rod throughout these playoffs and it is no surprise that he has a history against Red Sox starter Chris Sale. He has also had success batting over .300.
The same goes for their other midseason acquisition, Brian Dozier. Dozier has three career homers against the lanky lefty.
Look for both of these righties to be in the lineup on Tuesday night.
We have seen a little of everything from Clayton Kershaw in these playoffs. We have seen him be dominant, and not, and even in relief. With the DH in this one we may even see him work extra deep.
The Dodgers certainly used their bullpen a lot more than Boston has so far this postseason. A few days off will help but those guys might be gassed too.
However, we might not see so many quick hooks due to playing in the AL. That makes a big difference sometimes.
Boston Red Sox
Boston was impressive against Houston. I have to admit I thought the Astros would take the series and when they took game one I was sure of it.
All Boston did was confirm their regular season dominance by beating Houston four straight including three on the road. It is no surprise that the Sox have been getting production throughout their lineup.
JD Martinez has followed up an amazing regular season with strong playoff performances. He and Jackie Bradly both have 9 RBI in the playoffs, tied for the MLB lead.
Boston will look to mash their way to a championship, especially at home but they can also string together hits and score that way.
Chris Sale has been just OK in the playoffs after another dominant regular season. Per the above there are not too many hitters on the Dodgers that are familiar with him and that is likely to be an advantage.
Also the fact that he is lefthanded limits some of the big power bats for L.A…I am curious to see what they do with the likes of Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy and Joc Pederson.
The Boston bullpen should be extra fresh and that could be a factor not only in game one but throughout the series. They are pretty good too.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- LAD are 21-8 in their last 29 overall.
- LAD are 21-8 in their last 29 games on grass.
- Over is 5-2-1 in LAD last 8 road games.
- Over is 8-1-2 in BOS last 11 home games.
- BOS are 12-2 in their last 14 World Series games.
- BOS are 40-11 in their last 51 interleague games.
Free Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Prediction:
It is easy to make the Red Sox the favourite. They are at home and Sale has been very sharp there at Fenway. The only thing you have to wonder about is whether there is a rust factor.
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At the same time I can’t ignore getting the kind of value you are with Kershaw. Also the Dodgers are in their second straight World Series so any awe about the moment should be long gone. I like LA in a low scoring battle.
MLB Free Game 1 Prediction: Los Angeles 3 – Boston 2
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