How to Bet Dodgers at Red Sox 2018 World Series Game 2 & Game Info
- When: Wednesday, 8:09 PM ET
- Where: Fenway Park, Boston
- Probable pitchers (away/home): Hyun-Jin Ryu/David Price
- TV: Fox
- Live Stream: Fox Sports Go
- Radio: Los Angeles / Boston
- 2018 World Series Game 2 Odds: Boston Red Sox -155 (Total 8.5)
- Clear: 8°C/46°F
- Humidity: 62%
- Precipitation: 1%
- Cloud Cover: 23%
- Wind: 15 mph NW
- Stadium Type: Open
Why Bet on LA Dodgers?The Dodgers have added left-hander Scott Alexander to their roster for the World Series against the Red Sox. In turn, Caleb Ferguson has been taken off the roster. Alexander made one scoreless appearance during the NLDS against the Braves. He posted a 3.68 ERA and 56/27 K/BB ratio over 66 innings during the regular season.
Expect to see Matt Kemp again at DH as he was there for Game 1 Tuesday. Kemp slugged .508 and hit 11 home runs over 197 plate appearances against left-handers this season. David Freese also hit lefties well so he played first in Game 1 vs. Chris Sale and seems likely to play there again in Game 2.
It’s expected to be lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu for the Dodgers in Game 2. He pitched Game 6 of the NLCS in Milwaukee and wasn’t great. David Freese gave LA a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, but the Brewers responded with four runs in the bottom of the first inning against Ryu — it was the first time all season Ryu’s allowed four earned runs in a game — and they added a fifth run in the second inning for good measure. Ryu left a few too many curveballs out over the plate and Milwaukee made him pay. Ryu faced 18 batters and allowed seven hits, including four for extra bases, in three innings. Add in two walks and half the 18 batters Ryu faced reached base.
Ryu finished the regular season ranking among NL leaders with at least 15 starts in ERA (1.97, 2nd), strikeout-to-walk ratio (5.93, 2nd), WHIP (1.01, 5th), walks per nine innings (1.64, 4th) and opponents’ on-base percentage (.260, 5th).
After returning from the disabled list on August 15 (left groin strain), he went 4-3 with a 1.88 ERA (11 ER/52.2 IP), striking out 53 batters against only five walks and posting a 1.08 WHIP, while limiting right-handed batters to a .237/.247/.372 slash line. He finished the season strong, going 3-2 with a 1.50 ERA (5 ER/30.0 IP) in five September starts, striking out 30 against only three walks and posting a 1.10 WHIP.
Ryu went 2-1 with a 3.58 ERA (11 ER/27.2 IP) in six road starts this season, striking out 29 batters against nine walks and posting a 1.23 WHIP.
Why Bet on Boston?Entering the World Series, the Red Sox are 7-0 this postseason when scoring the game’s 1st run (0-2 when they don’t). They have outscored opponents in the 1st inning, 9-2. The Sox scored multiple runs in the 1st inning in Games 2, 3, and 4 of the ALCS, tying the franchise’s longest such streak in postseason history.
Between the regular season (108-54) and postseason (7-2), the Red Sox have won 115 games. Only 6 other teams have reached that total: 1998 Yankees (125), 2001 Mariners (120), 1906 Cubs (118), 1986 Mets (116), 1970 Orioles (115), and 1975 Reds (115).
It’s lefty David Price for Boston. In his postseason career, Price has pitched 20 games (12 starts) and is 3-9, 1 SV, 5.04 ERA (48 ER, 85.2 IP), 22 BB, 81 SO, .250 AVG (84-for-336), 1.24 WHIP. Boston went 22-8 (.733) in his 30 starts in 2018.
After beginning the year 2-4 with a 5.11 ERA over his 1st 7 starts, Price finished the year going 14-3 with a 3.17 ERA. Among all AL pitchers in 2018 ranked T-7th in wins, 8th in WHIP, 11th in ERA and opp. AVG. He reached 30+ starts for the 7th time in his career in 2018.
Price entered the 2018 postseason with a 0-8 record in nine career playoff starts and his team had lost all nine games. In his first start against the Yankees in the AL Division Series, he lasted just five outs as the Yankees hit two home runs off him.
His first outing against the Astros in the AL Championship Series was a little better as he pitched 4⅔ innings, but he still gave up four runs and walked away with a no-decision — although his team won for the first time in one of his postseason starts.
Price finally shook off the demons in Game 5 of the ALCS against the Astros, winning for the first time in the playoffs as a starter and sending his team to the World Series. Pitching on three days’ rest, he shut out the Astros on three hits over six innings, recording a career-high nine strikeouts for a playoff game.
The 33-year-old has a career 5.04 ERA in 85.2 playoff innings. His only World Series experience came a decade ago with the Rays when he made a pair of relief appearances as his team fell in five games to the Phillies, allowing two runs (one earned) in 3.1 innings.
Dodgers vs Red Sox 2018 World Series Game 2 Betting Trends
- Dodgers are 4-1 in Ryu’s last 5 interleague starts
- Dodgers are 2-5 in Ryu’s last 7 starts during game 2 of a series
- Dodgers are 2-7 in Ryu’s last 9 Wednesday starts
- Dodgers are 2-12 in Ryu’s last 14 road starts vs. a team with a winning record
- Red Sox are 8-2 in Prices last 10 home starts vs. a team with a winning record
- Red Sox are 21-6 in Prices last 27 home starts
- Red Sox are 13-4 in Prices last 17 starts vs. a team with a winning record