Red Sox at Dodgers 10/28/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
MLB: 8:15 PM EST
Oct. 28, 2018
Latest Odds : LAD -130 O/U 8
The Boston Red Sox will look to clinch their ninth World Series Championship when they battle the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Five on Sunday night. Last night, Boston became the first road team to win in this series and pulled away for a 9-6 final score. Steve Pearce tied things up with an eighth inning solo shot and then had a bases clearing double in the ninth. Joe Kelly worked two innings of scoreless relief to earn the victory.
Twenty-nine year old southpaw Chris Sale (12-4 2.11 ERA) will head to the hill for the Red Sox in this contest. Through 14 plus innings this postseason, Sale has struck out 21 batters and given up seven earned runs.
The Los Angeles Dodgers won 45 of their 81 home games during the regular season and need a win in Game Five to send this series back to Boston. On Saturday, RP Kenley Jansen served up the game tying home run and Dylan Floro took the loss. Enrique Hernandez connected on a two-run blast in the ninth inning, but that was as close as the Dodgers would get.
Three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw (9-5 2.73 ERA) will get the nod for the Dodgers on Sunday. Through 23 innings this postseason, Kershaw has surrendered 10 earned runs and owns a 1.09 WHIP.
Recent Betting Trends:
Red Sox are 6-1 in their last 7 playoff road games.
Dodgers are 18-6 in their last 24 home games.
Over is 16-7-1 in Red Sox last 24 overall.
Under is 9-2-2 in Dodgers last 13 playoff home games.
Red Sox are 4-7 in the last 11 meetings in Los Angeles.
Free Betting Pick: UNDER 8
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 Los Angeles to win a low scoring game and force a Game Six in Boston on Tuesday night. Final Score Prediction, Los Angeles Dodgers win low scoring under game 3-1.