The Los Angeles Dodgers are playing host to the Boston Red Sox in Game 3 of the World Series. The visiting Red Sox currently have a sturdy 2-0 series lead, and this matchup will be nationally televised on Fox. The first pitch is scheduled for 8:09 p.m. ET.
Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Odds
Oddsmakers are listing Boston (+145) as the dog to Los Angeles (-155). The total sits at 7.5 runs and bettors can take the over for +105 and the under for -125. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the most recent odds standing at -150 for the Red Sox +1.5 runs and +130 for the Dodgers -1.5.
Including the regular season, the Dodgers are 99-77 straight up (SU) and 80-96 against the spread (ATS). The team’s lost 22.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 17.8 units (ATS). Los Angeles has covered the spread just twice in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. On the other hand, the Red Sox are 117-56 SU and have gone 102-71 ATS. In total, the team’s accumulated 40.7 units for moneyline bettors and 28.9 units ATS. Boston has covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the over has hit in five of those seven.
Los Angeles games have had an over/under record of 81-84-11 in 2018. The Red Sox have an over/under record of 84-81-8.
The right-handed Rick Porcello will get the start for Boston. Porcello is 17-7 with a 4.28 ERA and 190 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Dodgers this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.
The Dodgers are putting the ball in the hands of righty Walker Buehler (8-5, 2.62 ERA), who’s got 151 strikeouts and 37 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 0.96. Buehler did not record a start against the Red Sox in 2017.
With a team slash line of .261/.347/.404, Boston has averaged 6.2 runs scored through 11 playoff games. Los Angeles is hitting .212/.313/.345 over 13 games and the team has put up 3.8 runs during this year’s playoffs.
The Dodgers bullpen (8.5 K/9) has registered an ERA of 1.65 and a WHIP of 1.00 this postseason, while Red Sox relievers (11.2 K/9) have fared significantly worse with a 3.18 ERA and 1.21 WHIP.
Boston’s offensive production has been led by J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts, who have combined to belt 77 home runs. Martinez is hitting .331/.404/.623 with 45 home runs, 143 RBIs and 116 runs scored, while Betts (.339/.430/.616) is up to 32 homers, 83 RBIs, 140 runs and 31 stolen bases.
First baseman Cody Bellinger and right fielder Chris Taylor have led the Dodgers’ offense this year. Bellinger is hitting .252/.336/.455 with 26 home runs, 80 RBIs, 88 runs and 18 stolen bases, and Taylor’s line is .256/.336/.447 with 18 homers, 66 RBIs and 91 runs scored.
The Red Sox are coming off of a 4-2 win in Game .
Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Free MLB Tip
Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Red Sox, O/U – OVER
The under has cashed in four of Los Angeles’ last seven games.
The Red Sox have an OPS of .792 this season and an OPS of .888 against right-handed pitchers. The Dodgers’ OPS stands at .768 overall and .606 against righties.
The Red Sox have won eight of their last nine games SU while the Dodgers have lost three of their last four.
Los Angeles has recorded 17.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 17.6 over its last five.
The Red Sox have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games, including six over their last five.