Red Sox vs Dodgers World Series Game 4 Odds & Preview

Red Sox vs Dodgers World Series Game 4 Odds & Preview

Written by on October 26, 2018

After winning the longest game in MLB postseason history, the L.A. Dodgers hope to even the World Series with a Game 4 win on Saturday, Oct. 27. The Dodgers send pitcher Rich Hill to the mound. Will Hill and the Dodgers succeed, or will the Red Sox take Game 4 in the 2018 World Series?

Red Sox vs Dodgers World Series Game 4 Odds & Preview

 
  • When: Saturday, Oct. 27 at 8:09 pm ET
  • Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
  • TV: FOX
  • Radio: Boston / Los Angeles
  • Live Stream: MLB.tv
  • Starting Pitchers:  BOS – Undecided / LAD – Rich Hill
  • World Series Game 4 Odds: TBA

Weather Forecast

  • 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?

Red Sox manager Alex Cora had hoped Nathan Eovaldi could start Game 4. Because the Dodgers beat Boston in the bottom of the 18th inning, Eovaldi ended up pitching 7 innings and throwing close to 100 pitches in Game 3. We won’t see Nathan Eovaldi in Game 4. We might see Chris Sale off short rest or Drew Pomeranz. Sale should have his best stuff because he only threw 5 innings in Game 1. Pomeranz has started plenty of games. Both are good enough to give Boston the Game 4 win.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Runs/G: 5.41
  • BA: .268
  • OPS: .792
  • HR: 208
  • SB: 125
Defense:
  • 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?

Rich Hill might have been Los Angeles’ most consistent starter during the regular season. He ended up winning 11 games, losing only 5, and posting a 3.66 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP. Hill should especially throw well on Saturday because he battles the Red Sox at Dodger Stadium. Hill’s a veteran starter who has a lot of innings on his tires. He could be the perfect pitcher for the Dodgers send to the mound in World Series Game 4.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Runs/G: 4.93
  • BA: .250
  • OPS: .774
  • HR: 235
  • SB: 75
Defense:
  • ERA: 3.38
  • WHIP: 1.15
  • KS: 1,565
  • Quality Starts: 79
  • Errors: 100

Red Sox vs Dodgers World Series Game 4 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 4 Final Analysis

On paper, Los Angeles appears to have the edge because they didn’t use up their bullpen the way that Boston did in Game 3. However, Boston got 7 solid innings from pitcher Nathan Eovaldi. Eovaldi’s charged with the Game 3 loss, but what he did to keep Boston in the game is nothing short of miraculous. The Red Sox extended the game so long and Nathan Eovaldi threw so many innings that by the time the battle ended, after 3:30 am on the east coast, both Boston manager Alex Cora and L.A. manager Dave Roberts were even. Boston might actually have an edge at the plate because many Red Sox starters, like Martinez, Moreland, and Devers, left the game early while most of the Dodgers’ batters stayed in the game until the 18th. With that edge, and having not used up his bullpen as much as many thought he would, Alex Cora could use both Pomeranz and Sale to win Game 4. Boston’s the team to back. World Series Game 4 Pick: Boston Red Sox moneyline Note:  Dodgers might lean on Clayton Kershaw in Game 4. If Kershaw is the starter, my pick doesn’t change.