The Boston Red Sox took a 3 games to 1 World Series lead after a stunning 9-6 Game 4 win at Dodgers Stadium. Now, the Red Sox can win their fourth MLB Championship since 2004 with a win over Los Angeles in Game 5 on Sunday. Will Boston close out the Dodgers? Or, will L.A. send the series back to Fenway Park?
Red Sox vs Dodgers World Series Game 5 Odds & Preview
- When: Sunday, Oct. 28 at 8:15 pm ET
- Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
- TV: FOX
- Radio: Boston / Los Angeles
- Live Stream: MLB.tv
- Starting Pitchers: BOS – Chris Sale / LAD – Clayton Kershaw
- World Series Game 5 Odds: TBA
- Clear: 21°C/69°F
- Humidity: 67%
- Precipitation: 1%
- Wind: 3 mph W
- Cloud Cover: 0%
- Type of Stadium: Open
Why the Boston Red Sox are a good bet on the moneyline?
After a rough Game 3 and Game 4, Red Sox manager Alex Cora hopes that ace Chris Sale can settle things down for the AL Champions. Sale pitched okay against the Dodgers in Game 1’s victory, yielding 3 earned runs off 5 hits in 4 innings.
Although he threw Game 1 at home at Fenway Park, Sale should throw better at Dodger Stadium. Dodger Stadium has a ballpark OPS of .706. That’s significantly less than Fenway’s .762 ballpark OPS. The lower the ballpark OPS the better it is for pitchers.
If Sale puts in his usual 8 innings of domination, Red Sox should win.
- Runs/G: 5.41
- BA: .268
- OPS: .792
- HR: 208
- SB: 125
- ERA: 3.75
- WHIP: 1.25
- KS: 1,558
- Quality Starts: 67
- Errors: 77
Why the L.A. Dodgers are a good bet on the moneyline?
Boston starts their ace, but so do the L.A. Dodgers. Clayton Kershaw didn’t throw that well in Game 1. No worries, he’s a much better pitcher at home than he is on the road. Kershaw should have no trouble locking down on Red Sox batters in Game 5.
Kershaw’s thrown 15 innings at home during the postseason. His ERA is a ridiculous .60 while his WHIP is an even more impressive .47. Boston’s had a heck of a time getting any offense going in 2 straight games. Why would they on Sunday versus the Dodgers’ ace?
- Runs/G: 4.93
- BA: .250
- OPS: .774
- HR: 235
- SB: 75
- ERA: 3.38
- WHIP: 1.15
- KS: 1,565
- Quality Starts: 79
- Errors: 100
Red Sox vs Dodgers World Series Game 5 Betting Trends
- Boston is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 games
- Boston is 5-0 SU in the last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 12 of Boston’s last 16 games
- LA Dodgers is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
- LA Dodgers is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing Boston
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers’s last 6 games when playing Boston
Boston Red Sox at L.A. Dodgers World Series Game 5 Final Analysis
Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts made questionable moves in Game 1 and Game 2. Consequently, the Dodgers lost both games. Although Roberts made a few questionable moves in Game 3, in the other dugout, Alex Cora made worse moves.
In Game 4, Roberts made some bad moves again. First, he put Ryan Madson in the game. Madson proceeded to give up a 3-run home run to Mitch Moreland. What’s so horrible about putting Madson in was that Madson replaced starter Rich Hill after Hill had struck out a batter.
Then, in the next inning, Roberts sent closer Kenley Jansen to the mound. Jensen gave up a home run to Steve Pearce that tied the game. The Red Sox pummeled Dylan Floro and Kenta Maeda in the 9th to the tune of 5 runs.
Suddenly, in the bottom of the 9th, the Dodgers faced a serious up hill climb. The reason I’m laying out the way that the Red Sox won Game 4 is to show that no matter how well Clayton Kershaw pitches on Sunday, Dave Roberts will find a way to burn his team.
Boston’s got the Dodgers on the ropes. Alex Cora will start Chris Sale, but David Price, who was brilliant in Game 2, Joe Kelly, Matt Barnes, and Ryan Brasier could all see action if the Red Sox have a chance to shut the door on L.A.
Because Dave Roberts has made managing mistake after mistake in this series, Cora should get the chance to shut that door. Boston wins the 2018 World Series by taking Game 5.
World Series Game 5 Pick: Boston Red Sox moneyline