Dodgers vs. Red Sox - 8/5/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (58-48) at Los Angeles Dodgers (60-48)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 5, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
S Wright (12-5) (3.20) vs. S Kazmir (9-4) (4.41)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -110 / Boston Red Sox +100 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Boston Red Sox could use a win after losing nine of their last 14 games. The Red Sox have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 16 games. The Boston Red Sox offense continues to be inconsistent, and they’ve won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with 142 hits, Mookie Betts has 71 RBI and David Ortiz has 25 home runs. Steven Wright gets the nod, and he’s 12-5 with a 3.20 ERA and 114 strikeouts this season. This will be Wright’s first career game against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers look for consistency after splitting their last 16 games. The Dodgers have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers offense continues to be hit or miss, and they’ve won seven straight games when scoring more than three runs. Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 128 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 51 RBI and Justin Turner has 19 home runs. Scott Kazmir takes the hill, and he’s 9-4 with a 4.41 ERA and 124 strikeouts this season. Kazmir is 9-9 with a 3.99 ERA and 164 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 7-2 in their last 9 during game 1 of a series and 5-1 in Wrights last 6 starts. The Dodgers are 7-3 in their last 10 during game 1 of a series and 6-2 in Kazmirs last 8 home starts. The Red Sox are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
I have more confidence in Boston's offense than I do the Dodgers, and Wright has been nothing but solid all season long. Kazmir has also allowed seven runs in his last 11.2 innings of work. I'll take the Red Sox and the even money.