Dodgers vs. Red Sox - 8/6/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (60-48) at Los Angeles Dodgers (60-49)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 4:05 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Eduardo Rodriguez (2-4) (5.91) vs. () ()
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers / Boston Red Sox --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Saturday afternoon for game two of their series on FS1.
The Boston Red Sox look for another win after winning five of their last eight games. The Red Sox have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Boston Red Sox offense continues to be hit or miss lately, and they’ve won four of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Mookie Betts leads Boston with 143 hits, Xander Bogaerts has 67 RBI and David Ortiz has 25 home runs. Eduardo Rodriguez gets the nod, and he’s 2-4 with a 5.91 ERA and 42 strikeouts this season. This will be Rodriguez’s first career game against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers could use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Dodgers have allowed 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have an ERA of 3.60 and have lost four straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 128 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 51 RBI and Justin Turner has 19 home runs. Ross Stripling takes the hill, and he’s 2-3 with a 4.14 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. This will be Stripling’s first career game against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 5-2 in their last 7 interleague road games and 2-5 in Rodriguezs last 7 starts. The Dodgers are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 2-5 in their last 7 interleague games. The Red Sox are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
I said it Friday night and I'll say it again, I trust the Red Sox offense a lot more than the Dodgers, especially with this inconsistent stretch they're going through right now. So, I'm siding with Boston to win another game on the west coast.