2018 World Series Betting Game 1 Preview: LA Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox

Posted by: Mike Davis
2018 World Series Betting Game 1 Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox

After a grueling season, and a thrilling playoffs, the 2018 World Series is officially upon us. As many believed during the regular season, the Red Sox have successfully risen to the challenge. The Dodgers on the other hand, have done everything they can to avenge last year’s World Series loss to the Astros. With that in mind, what kind of turnout are the MLB playoff betting odds predicting for Game 1 of this championship series? Better yet, what kind of legal World Series bets should fans make off the first game of the series? Let’s take a look at the 2018 World Series betting lines to get a good idea.

2018 World Series – LA Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox – Game 1

When: 8:09 pm ET

Where: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts

TV: Fox

Stream: Fox Sports, MLB TV

MLB Playoff Betting Odds:

Dodgers +1½ (-155) 7½ (+105)   +139
Red Sox -1½ (+135) 7½ (-125) -149
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Los Angeles Dodgers

It’s been one heck of a season for Los Angeles. The club kicked the season off amidst a slump, one that they really weren’t able to shake off for most of the season. Nevertheless, the Dodgers were able to pick up steam towards the end of the season. Ultimately this allowed them to snatch up the second seed in the National league, which was shocking given how they kicked the season off with a 16-26 record back in May. Furthermore, who could’ve foreseen the Dodgers, who were 3rd in the NL West in September, would’ve made it all the way to the World Series? The question now is, are the Dodgers hot enough to take care of a team as talented as Boston? The odds don’t seem to think so but it’ll be interesting to see how the Dodgers use their momentum to create an advantage on the road tonight.

Players to Watch: Chris Taylor (1 HR, 3 RBI, .360 BA), Manny Machado (3 HR, 9 RBI, .250 BA), and Max Muncy (2 HR, 5 RBI, .182 BA).

Boston Red Sox 

The Red Sox set a franchise record this season with 108 wins. In doing so, Boston has secured their 4th entry to the World Series in the last 15 years. Interestingly enough, Boston managed to win the first three and they’ll certainly be vying to make it 4-for-4. Judging by the type of season Boston has had, we can expect them to be MLB playoff betting favorites throughout most of the series. Furthermore, it’s no understatement to say that Boston comes in riding a heap of momentum. So far this postseason, Boston has only conceded two losses, getting the better of Houston and the Yanks defiantly. Now the Red Sox turn to Chris Sale to open this series up in a Boston kind of way. So far this postseason, Sale is 1-0 and wields a 1.16 WHIP and a 3.48 ERA.

Players to Watch: Rafael Devers (1 HR, 7 RBI, .350 BA), JD Martinez (2 HR, 9 RBI, .313 BA), and Xander Bogaerts (1 HR, 5 RBI, .278 BA).

2018 World Series Betting Predictions – Game 1


  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers’ last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
  • LA Dodgers is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
  • LA Dodgers is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Boston is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing LA Dodgers
  • Boston is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 8 of Boston’s last 9 games at home
2018 World Series Betting Picks – Game 1

So which side should cell phone betting fans take in Game 1 of the 2018 World Series matchup? All in all Boston looks like the better pick, due to the type of season they’re having. However, you can make a case for taking LA tonight. After all, they’ve been shocking us for the last couple of months. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction:4-3 Boston.