Red Sox at Dodgers 10/26/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
MLB: 8:09 PM EST
Oct. 26, 2018
Latest Odds : LAD -156 Total 7.5
The scene will shift to Dodger Stadium for the next three games of the 2018 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers. In Game Two, David Price allowed two runs over six innings to pitch Boston to a 4-2 victory. Mookie Betts had three hits and scored a run for the Red Sox, who lead this best-of-seven series by a 2-0 margin.
2016 Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello (17-7 4.28 ERA) will take the mound for the Red Sox in this matchup. Through ten plus innings this postseason, Porcello has given up 12 hits and five earned runs.
The Los Angeles Dodgers ranked second in the majors this season with a 3.38 team ERA, but have surrendered 12 runs through the first two games of this series. On Wednesday, SP Hyun-Jin Ryu was tagged for six hits and four runs in just four plus innings. Yasiel Puig had a hit and drove in a run for the Dodgers, who had just three hits on the night.
Twenty-four year old righty Walker Buehler (8-5 2.62 ERA) will get the nod for the Dodgers on Friday. Last time out, Buehler allowed six hits and one run across four plus frames during a 5-1 victory against Milwaukee in Game Seven of the NLCS.
Recent Betting Trends:
Red Sox are 5-0 in their last 5 road games.
Dodgers are 7-3 in Buehlers last 10 home starts.
Over is 7-3 in Red Sox last 10 road games.
Under is 11-1-1 in Buehlers last 13 home starts.
Under is 4-0-2 in Dodgers last 6 home games.
Free Betting Pick: UNDER 7.5 RUNS
Boston P Steven Wright is dealing with a knee injury and was left off the World Series roster. Through 162 regular season games, Boston ranked 1st in batting average and 1st in runs scored. For the season, Los Angeles ranked 14th in batting average and 5th in runs scored. Look for the under to cash in Game Three. Final Score Prediction, Los Angeles Dodgers win but like the under total the best 3-2.