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Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Game 3 Betting Odds & Picks

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Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Game 3 World Series

The 2018 World Series continues this evening MLB playoff betting evening. The series is now heading to Los Angeles where the Dodgers will see if there’s any chance of saving this championship trial. So far it’s been all Boston with Game 1 ending in a decisive 8-4 Red Sox win and Game 2 being equally as conclusive; 4-2 Bo Sox. Having said that, what kind of outcome will the legal World Series betting odds predict for this evening’s Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Dodgers matchup up?

Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – Friday, October 26th

Series: Boston Leads 2-0

When: 8:09 pm ET

Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California

TV: Fox

Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass

MLB Playoff Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Red Sox +1½ (-165) 7½ (+105)   +143
Dodgers -1½ (+145) 7½ (-125) -153
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Boston Red Sox    

The Red Sox are now two wins away from being crowned the best team in pro baseball for the 4th time since 2004. All in all Boston had an easy go at building this 2-0 lead over the Dodgers. However, heading into Game 3, Los Angeles is set to deliver the best lineup their club has to offer. On top of that, Boston will have to face the pinnacle of the Dodgers’ franchise on the road in what is shaping up to be one of the most hostile environments Boston has had to play in all season. However, Boston hasn’t lost much sleep over this since they’ve been pretty good on the road so far this postseason. In fact they’ve won all 5 of their postseason matches that were on the road. They clinched the ALDS in New York and ended up celebrating the ALCS title in Houston as well. Ultimately Rick Porcello is the man tasked with ensuring that things don’t go awry this Friday evening. So far this postseason Porcello has pitched 10.2 innings and has a 1.22 WHIP as well as a 4.22 ERA to show for it. Boston has been pretty successful with Porcello at the helm this postseason, so you could definitely look to capitalize on those underdog Red Sox odds this evening.

Players to Watch: Mitch Moreland (0 HR, 2 RBI, .364 BA), JD Martinez (2 HR, 13 RBI, .333 BA), and Brock Holt (1 HR, 6 RBI, .333 BA).   

Los Angeles Dodgers  

It’s safe to say that this is a must win game for Los Angeles. Considering they failed to build any sort of momentum on the road against Boston in Games 1 & 2, these home matches are all Los Angeles has. This evening they’ll be sticking with a power lineup consisting of left-handed batters to combat expected starter Porcello, who’s a right-handed pitcher. As of now that lineup looks to be Joc Pederson, Max Muncy, Justin Turner and Manny Machado, followed by others. Walker Buehler will be sent to the mound this evening to secure a strong start for Los Angeles. This postseason saw Buehler play in 16.2 innings and put up a 1.08 WHIP and a 5.40 ERA. There’s no question LA will need a better performance out of him tonight if they’re to stand a chance of tying up this series down the road.

Players to Watch: Yasiel Puig (1 HR, 5 RBI, .306 BA), Justin Turner (1 HR, 4 RBI, .288 BA), and Manny Machado (3 HR, 12 RBI, .255 BA).

Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Boston is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers
  • Boston is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • LA Dodgers is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing Boston
  • LA Dodgers is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers’ last 5 games at home
Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Dodgers matchup? All things considered, the Red Sox look like an extremely lucrative straight up option this evening. The odds aren’t favoring them, making this bet the most auspicious prediction of this Friday evening. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 9-7 Boston.

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