The Boston Red Sox are playing host to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series. The Red Sox currently own a 1-0 series lead, and this matchup will be nationally televised on Fox. The game gets underway at 8:09 p.m. ET.
Los Angeles Dodgers at Boston Red Sox Odds
The Dodgers have gone 99-76 SU across the regular season and playoffs, and are 80-94 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 20.6 units for moneyline bettors and 14.7 units ATS. The Red Sox, on the other hand, are 116-56 SU and 100-71 ATS. The team’s gained 38.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 26.2 units ATS.
Red Sox games have an over/under record of 83-80-8 in 2018. Dodgers games have gone under 83 times, gone over 80 times and pushed on 11 occasions.
Hyun-Jin Ryu is getting the nod for the visiting Dodgers. The left-handed Ryu is 7-3 with a 1.97 ERA and 89 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Red Sox this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.
The Red Sox will put the ball in the left hand of David Price (16-7, 3.58 ERA, 1.14 WHIP), who has 177 punchouts and 50 walks this season. Price did not record a start against the Dodgers in 2017.
With a team slash line of .220/.322/.363, the Dodgers have scored 3.9 runs per game through 12 postseason outings. The Red Sox are hitting .261/.351/.412 over 10 games and the team has put up 6.4 runs in the 2018 playoffs.
The Red Sox bullpen (11.4 K/9) has registered an ERA of 3.40 and a WHIP of 1.30 this postseason, while Dodgers relievers (8.5 K/9) have performed significantly better with a 1.77 ERA and 1.01 WHIP.
First baseman Cody Bellinger and right fielder Chris Taylor continue to lead Los Angeles’ offense. Bellinger is hitting .252/.336/.455 with 26 home runs, 80 RBIs, 88 runs and 18 stolen bases, while Taylor (.258/.336/.449) is up to 18 homers, 66 RBIs and 91 runs scored.
J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts have led the Red Sox offense this year. Martinez is slashing .331/.405/.626 with 45 home runs, 141 RBIs and 116 runs scored, while the line for Betts stands at .336/.428/.613 with 32 homers, 83 RBIs, 139 runs and 31 stolen bases.
The Red Sox just took Game 1 of this series by doubling up the Dodgers 8-4.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Red Sox, ATS Winner – Dodgers, O/U – OVER
Los Angeles has logged nine extra-base hits over its last five games. Boston has 19 XBH over its last five.
The Red Sox have won seven of their last eight games SU.
Boston has posted 24.4 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 26.2 over its last five.
The Dodgers have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games. The Red Sox have hit 10 over their last 10.
The Dodgers have a total OPS of .770 this season and an OPS of .682 against left-handed pitchers. The Red Sox’ OPS stands at .793 overall and .872 against lefties.