Last Updated: 2019-07-12
Rafael Devers and the streaking Boston Red Sox will go for their fifth win in a row as they play host to the Los Angeles Dodgers at Fenway Park. This interleague showdown will get going at 7:10 p.m. ET and fans looking to watch it can tune in to Spectrum SportsNet LA.
Los Angeles Dodgers at Boston Red Sox Odds
Oddsmakers have listed Los Angeles (-115) as the favorite over Boston (+105). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -130 for over 10.5 runs and +110 for under 10.5. This game currently has a runline of Dodgers -1.5 (+130) and Red Sox +1.5 (-150).
The Dodgers have gone 60-32 SU this year and are 42-50 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 11.3 units for moneyline gamblers, despite having lost 5.7 units ATS. The Red Sox, on the other hand, are 49-41 SU and 39-51 ATS. The team has lost 14.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 17.3 units ATS.
Boston games have a 51-36-3 over/under record so far in 2019. The Dodgers have an over/under record of 42-43-7.
Right-hander Kenta Maeda is projected to start for the visiting Dodgers. Maeda is 7-5 with a 3.76 ERA and 94 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Red Sox this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.
The Red Sox are planning to start lefty Eduardo Rodriguez (9-4, 4.65 ERA), who’s got 106 strikeouts and 32 walks as well as a WHIP of 1.34. Rodriguez did not re a start against the Dodgers in 2018.
Boston’s pitching staff has given up 5.0 runs per game overall in 2019 as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has a 4.70 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.44 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 10.8 K/9.
Boston’s hitters have put up 5.7 runs per contest, including 8.0 per game over its last 10 games and 7.2 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .299/.351/.492 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.
Rafael Devers has helped lead the Red Sox offense this year with 16 home runs, 62 RBIs, 69 runs and eight stolen bases.
In the visiting dugout, Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starters own a 3.06 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 9.00 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.05, along with a K-per-9 of 9.15.
The Dodgers offense has slashed .263/.345/.466 on its way to 5.2 runs scored per game in 2019, including 5.5 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).
Cody Bellinger has led Los Angeles’ offense. Bellinger is hitting .336/.432/.692 with 30 home runs, 71 RBIs, 70 runs and eight stolen bases.
The Red Sox are coming off of a 6-3 win against the Tigers, while the Dodgers just lost a 5-3 game to the Padres.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox Free Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Red Sox, ATS Winner – Red Sox, O/U – OVER
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The over has hit in only two of Los Angeles’ last seven games.
The Dodgers have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games. The Red Sox have hit 18 over their last 10.
The Dodgers have a total OPS of .811 this season and an OPS of .781 when facing left-handed pitchers. The Red Sox’ OPS sits at .809 overall and .753 against lefties.
The Los Angeles defense has permitted 11 errors over the last 10 games, compared to only six errors for Boston over its last 10.