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2018 MLB World Series
(0-1) Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox (1-0)
Date: Wednesday October 24, 2018
Time: 8:09 PM ET
Venue: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachussetts
Projected Pitchers: Hyun-Jin Ryu vs. David Price
MLB Moneyline Odds: Red Sox -150, Dodgers +130
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Red Sox -1.5 (+138)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
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Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers find themselves down again to start a series. Clayton Kershaw was far from dominant which of course will draw into question the choice of leading with him off that relief appearance in the close out game of the last series (as well as his general playoff struggles).
L.A. was able to get Chris Sale out of the game pretty early but couldn’t generate much against the Red Sox bullpen. They scored four runs and normally that would stand up in a start by Kershaw.
Manny Machado has had good success against David Price in the past. He and Brian Dozier are the only ones with relevant sample sizes against the Red Sox starter.
With another lefty starting the lineup will likely be similar.
Hyun-Jin Ryu did not pitch a full season this year. You would think that might have him nice and fresh but the numbers show that he has regressed with every playoff outing.
The strikeout and walks look good but he is giving up a lot more hits and you have to wonder if there could be some fatigue factor. It would be great if he could pitch deep in this one but he has pitched more than 6 innings only four times this season.
After closing to within a run the bullpen could not lock things down and given them a real chance to win the game in the ninth. Kenley Jansen should be very fresh for this one.
Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox continued their hot play by taking game one 8-4. It was a back and forth game early and they were able to get the key hit in the eighth to put the game away.
Showing their depth it was Eduardo Nunez who had the big blast but there were a lot of guys in the lineup who contributed – Andrew Benitendi had four hits and is batting over .300 in the playoffs.
Nobody on the Sox has much of a book on Ryu. Only JD Martinez has faced him more than three times. That might mean the first time through the lineup could be pretty quiet.
Having won game one there is no reason for this lineup to feel like they have to press.
David Price’s playoff struggles have gotten a lot of play over the years.
The monkey might not be off his back but I believe for the first time in his career his team won a playoff game he started…two of them actually against Houston.
In his most recent start he was great against the Astros – 6 shutout innings and there is no reason he can’t build on that success.
With Sale leaving the game early Boston used a number of relievers to close out game one. Still the big blast late meant that they have a fresh Craig Kimbrel available.
He could easily pitch more than one inning too if needed.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 6-2-1 in LAD last 9 road games.
- Under is 5-2-2 in LAD last 9 Wed. games.
- Over is 5-2-1 in LAD last 8 playoff road games.
- Over is 7-0-1 in BOS last 8 games as a favorite.
- Over is 9-1-2 in BOS last 12 home games.
- BOS are 13-2 in their last 15 World Series games.
Free Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Prediction:
Red Sox are a strong favourite in this one and now that you can bet on Price it seems like the smart play. This does not look like it will be a long series.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Boston RL
-150 is not terrible but I don’t usually go that chalky. I think the Sox can definitely slug their way to another win that doesn’t involve sweating it out til the very last pitch.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Boston 7 – Los Angeles 3
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