L.A. Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox World Series Game 2 Pick - Odds

Date: 
October 24, 8:09 PM EDT
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Betting Odds

Moneyline: 
Red Sox -140 / Dodgers +130
Total: 
8.5

MLB Betting Line

The Red Sox opened this game posted at 135 with a total of 8.5 runs, and while the total has remained the same as of Wednesday morning, Boston now sits at -140. In the run-line wager for this 2nd game of the World Series, the Dodgers are at -1675 getting 1.5 runs and the Red Sox are at +145 giving 1.5 runs.

World Series Game 2 Set-up

In Game 1 of the World Series yesterday the Red Sox took a 1-0 series lead with an 8-4 win. The Red Sox got off to a good start scoring two runs in the first inning, and for the game, they scored eight runs on 11 hits, and the Dodgers scored four runs on eight hits.

The Dodgers have lost two of their last three games, and Ace Clayton Kershaw was lit up for five earned runs in four innings in Game 1. They have lost four of their seven road playoffs games this season.

The Red Sox got off to a good start in Game 1 with two runs in the first inning, and they have won all eight of their playoff games this season when they score first. The Red Sox are riding a five-game winning streak, and they have scored exactly eight runs in three of their last four games.

This season the Dodgers rank 5th in runs scored and 2nd in team ERA and the Red Sox rank 1st in runs scored and 8th in team ERA.

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Head-To-Head

Game 1 was the first game between these teams since 2016. Overall, Boston has won eight of their last 11 games facing L.A., and they have won their last five home games against them.

Pitching Match-Up

L.A: Hyun-Jin Ryu (7-3 1.97 ERA)
Boston: David Price (16-7 3.58 ERA)

Ryu’s last start was in Game 6 o the NLCS, and he was not sharp going only three innings and giving up five earned runs on seven hits in the 7-2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. The Dodgers had won his first two playoff starts where he gave up two earned runs in 11 1/3 innings of work. This game will be his first career start facing the Red Sox in Boston.

In six career playoff starts Ryu is 2-1 with an ERA of 3.56. The Dodgers have won four of his last five interleague starts, but they have lost 12 of his previous 14 road starts facing a team with a winning record.

Price finally got the monkey off his back in his last start winning his first playoff start in 12 tries. He started Game 5 of the ALCS and was solid tossing six scoreless innings and only allowing three hits in Boston’s 4-1 win over the Houston Astros, which closed out the series. In Price’s first two playoff appearances this season he gave up seven earned runs in six 1/3 innings.

In 20 career playoff appearances, including 12 starts, Price is 1-9 with an ERA of 5.04. The Red Sox have won Price's last five interleague starts, and they are 21-6 in his previous 27 home starts.

Dodgers at Red Sox MLB Betting Angles

The Red Sox are 8-3 in their last 11 games against the Dodgers.

The Red Sox are 5-0 in their last 5 home games against the Dodgers.

In the last 5 games between these teams, the Over record is 4-1.

Straight Up / Over/Under / Run Line Records

L.A. Dodgers: 99-76 SU / O/U 80-86 / Run Line W/L 79-96
Boston Red Sox: 116-56 SU / O/U 84-79 / Run Line W/L 99-73

Los Angeles at Boston MLB Key Betting Trends

  • LA is 35-16 in their last 51 games following a loss
  • LA is 2-5 in their last 7 World Series games
  • LA has an Over record of 6-2-1 in their last 8 road games
  • BOS is 5-0 in their last 5 games
  • BOS is 7-1 in their last 8 World Series home games
  • BOS has an Over record of 16-4-1 in their previous 21 games

Key Player Injuries

DODGERS

[P] 10/08/2018 - Erik Goeddel 60-day DL (08/17) ( Elbow )
[P] 09/18/2018 - Daniel Hudson 60-day DL (08/25) ( Forearm )
[P] 09/03/2018 - Brock Stewart 60-day DL (09/03) ( Oblique )
[P] 06/10/2018 - Dennis Santana 60-day DL (06/05) ( Rotator Cuff )
[SS] 05/01/2018 - Corey Seager is out for season ( Elbow )
[P] 03/30/2018 - Tom Koehler 60-day DL (03/26) ( Shoulder )

RED SOX

[P] 10/07/2018 - Steven Wright is out indefinitely ( Knee )
[P] 09/27/2018 - Tyler Thornburg is out for season ( Shoulder )
[2B] 06/02/2018 - Dustin Pedroia 60-day DL (05/30); is out for season ( Knee )
[P] 05/15/2018 - Carson Smith 60-day DL (05/15) ( Shoulder )
[P] 03/30/2018 - Austin Maddox 60-day DL (03/29) ( Shoulder )
[SS] 03/26/2018 - Marco Hernandez 60-day DL (03/29) ( Shoulder )

Get more details: Los Angeles at Boston MLB Match-Up

Dodgers at Red Sox World Series Game 2 Prediction 10/24/2018

The Red Sox have won five in a row and have to feel good about their Game 1 win knocking around Dodgers’ Ace Clayton Kershaw. Andrew Benintendi had four hits in the game, J.D. Martinez had two RBI, and pinch-hitter Eduardo Nunez hit a three-run HR. Boston's offense led the Majors in runs scored, and they have been getting it done at the dish in their five-game win streak. Price was lights out in his previous game, finally getting his first playoff win and I expect him to win the battle of the starters tonight. I'll lay the money.

Free Pick: 
Take the Boston Red Sox -140
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