Red Sox vs. Dodgers Prediction

Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Dodgers 10/28/18, Prediction & Odds

The Boston Red Sox have a chance to close out the World Series tonight in Game 5 at the Los Angeles Dodgers. Are the Red Sox going to celebrate a championship or will LA extend the series back to the East Coast?

Game Snapshot

909 Boston Red Sox at 910 Los Angeles Dodgers

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Dodger Stadium at 8:09PM ET

TV: FOX

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Dodgers are a -136 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Red Sox are a +126 uinderdog, while the total is set at 7.5 runs. As of Sunday morning, 69 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Boston. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.

Big ninth inning propels Red Sox

Boston rallied in the last three innings Saturday night to secure a 9-6 victory at Los Angeles in Game 5 of the World Series to take a 3-1 series lead. After trailing 4-0 in the top of the seventh, a pinch-hit 3-run homer by Mitch Moreland brought the Red Sox within a run. Boston proceeded to tie the game in the eighth, while a five-run ninth inning blew it wide open. Steve Pearce was 2-for-4 with a game-tying solo homer in the eighth plus a double, a walk, two runs and four RBIs. Xander Bogaerts was 1-for-4 with a walk, a run and an RBI. Brock Holt finished 1-for-2 with a double, two walks and two runs. Joe Kelly allowed three hits and struck out three in two innings of relief to pick up the win.

Puig, Hernandez homer in loss

Yasiel Puig helped send Los Angeles to a 4-0 lead in the sixth inning with a 3-run homer last night. It was his only hit in four at-bats. Enrique Hernandez was 1-for-2 with a 2-run homer in the ninth inning that brought the hosts within three runs. Justin Turner finished 3-for-4 with a double and a run. Manny Machado was 1-for-4 with a walk and a run. Chris Taylor ended the contest 2-for-3 plus a walk. Dylan Floro suffered the loss in relief as he surrendered three earned runs on two hits plus a walk in two-thirds of an inning.

David Price (16-7, 3.58 ERA) will start tonight for the Red Sox, while the Dodgers are going with Clayton Kershaw (9-5, 2.73).

MLB Betting Trends

Boston

The Red Sox are 7-1 in their last eight playoff games. Boston is 15-3 in its last 18 World Series games.

Los Angeles

The under is 7-1-1 in the last nine Dodgers home playoff games. Los Angeles is 4-10 in the last 14 meetings.

Prediction:

The Dodgers have to be a bit demoralized after blowing a four-run lead last night and what would have been an even series. Los Angeles has overthought lefty-righty matchups and taken hitters like Max Muncy and Cody Bellinger out with a lefty starter, but did roll them both out last night with a lefty on the mound and will likely do the same tonight. But Price has been in a zone, while Boston has already hit Kershaw hard once. Even if Kershaw looks more like himself, I don't trust the LA bullpen in a do-or-die game. Look for the Red Sox to build on last night and celebrate a World Series title tonight.

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: BOSTON RED SOX +126

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