Dodgers at Red Sox 7/13/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox
MLB: 7:15 PM EST
Jul. 13, 2019
Latest Odds : BOS -168 O/U 9.5
The Los Angeles Dodgers play the second game of a three-game interleague series on the road Saturday versus the Boston Red Sox. The Dodgers lost to the San Diego Padres 5-3 in their final outing last Sunday before the All-Star break. Los Angeles has lost three straight but leads the National League West by 13 ½ games over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Boston won its fourth straight and fifth out of the last six following a 6-3 win over the Detroit Tigers last Sunday. The Red Sox swept the Tigers in the three-game series. Boston is in third place in the American League East nine games behind the first place New York Yankees and 2 ½ games behind second place Tampa Bay.
Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with a .336 batting average, 107 hits, 30 home runs and 71 RBIs. The Dodgers are averaging .263 at the plate, while opponents are averaging .224. On Saturday, the Dodgers will send Ross Stripling to the mound. The right-hander is 3-3 with an ERA of 3.79, 62 Ks and 19 BBs.
Rafael Devers leads Boston with a .324 batting average and in hits with 112. J.D. Martinez leads Boston in home runs with 18, while Xander Bogaerts has the lead in RBIs with 65. Boston is averaging .272 at the plate, while opposing hitters are averaging .250. On Saturday, the Red Sox will send Chris Sale to the mound. The southpaw is 3-8 with an ERA of 4.04, 153 Ks and 26 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends:
Los Angeles is 9-3 in its last 12 versus a left-handed starter
The UNDER has cashed in each of the Dodgers last 4
Boston is 40-12 in its last 52 interleague games
The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Red Sox last 6 on grass
Free Betting Pick: Boston Red Sox -168
Los Angeles has not fared well of late against the Red Sox losing 4 of the last 5 meetings overall and each of the last 6 played at Fenway Park. The Dodgers have lost 5 of the last 6 interleague games on the road and each of the last 4 interleague games versus a southpaw starter. Boston feasts on National League West opponents winning 50 of the last 70. Final Score Prediction, Boston Red Sox win 4-2.