Red Sox at Dodgers World Series Game 5 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, October 28, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: David Price vs. Clayton Kershaw
The Boston Red Sox visit Dodger Stadium on Sunday to try and close out the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the World Series. The Red Sox won Game 4 by a score of 9-6 and now lead the series 3-1. The probable starters are David Price for the Red Sox and Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers.
The opening line for this matchup has Boston at +115 and Los Angeles at -125. The Red Sox have a 85-81-9 over/under record and a 102-73-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 77-99-0 against the run line and have a 81-88-9 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 85-81-9 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 102-73-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 81-88-9 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 79-99-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
10/07/18 P Steven Wright Knee is out indefinitely
09/27/18 P Tyler Thornburg Shoulder is out for season
06/02/18 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 60-day DL (05/30); is out for season
05/15/18 P Carson Smith Shoulder 60-day DL (05/15)
03/30/18 P Austin Maddox Shoulder 60-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 60-day DL (03/29)
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
10/08/18 P Erik Goeddel Elbow 60-day DL (08/17)
09/18/18 P Daniel Hudson Forearm 60-day DL (08/25)
09/03/18 P Brock Stewart Oblique 60-day DL (09/03)
06/10/18 P Dennis Santana Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (06/05)
05/01/18 SS Corey Seager Elbow is out for season
03/30/18 P Tom Koehler Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
Starting pitcher David Price has a 16-7 record with an earned run average of 3.58 and a WHIP of 1.14 this season. He has 177 strikeouts over his 176 innings pitched and he's given up 151 hits. He's allowed 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 515 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 628 hitters and walked 245 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.76. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,306 base hits and 609 earned runs. They have allowed 176 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 512 batters and struck out 1,558. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.82.
As a team Boston is hitting .268, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .453 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. J.D. Martinez is hitting .330 with an on-base percentage of .402. He has 188 hits this season in 569 at bats with 130 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .629 and an OPS+ of 173. Jackie Bradley Jr. is hitting .234 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .314. He has totaled 111 hits and he has driven in 59 men in 474 at bats. His OPS+ is 92 while his slugging percentage is at .403. The Red Sox have 1,509 hits, including 355 doubles and 208 home runs. Boston has walked 569 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,253 times as a unit. They have left 1,124 men on base and have a team OPS of .792. They score 5.41 runs per contest and have scored a total of 876 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
With an earned run average of 2.73, Clayton Kershaw has a 9-5 record and a 1.04 WHIP. He has 155 strikeouts over the 161.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 139 hits. He's allowing 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 505 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 625 batters and walked 199 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.39. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,275 base knocks and 552 earned runs this season. They have given up 177 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 418 hitters and struck out 1,559 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.15 while their FIP as a staff is 3.58.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 15th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Max Muncy comes into this matchup batting .261 with an OBP of .390. He has 102 hits this year along with 77 RBI in 391 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .575 with an OPS+ of 159. Joc Pederson is hitting .248 this season and he has an OBP of .322. He has collected 97 hits in 391 at bats while driving in 56 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .522. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,385 base hits, including 293 doubles and 233 homers. Los Angeles has walked 645 times this year and they have struck out on 1,426 occasions. They have had 1,157 men left on base and have an OPS of .774. They have scored 4.93 runs per game and totaled 799 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers -125
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