Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox - 8/7/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (60-49) at Los Angeles Dodgers (61-49)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
D Price (9-7) (4.30) vs. B McCarthy (2-2) (3.07)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers +109 / Boston Red Sox -119 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, SNLA
Coming up on Sunday in MLB action from Dodger Stadium, the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers will be wrapping up their series.
This will be game three of the set. On Friday, the Red Sox bagged a 9-0 win On Saturday L.A. struck back with a 3-0 win.
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Pitching for the Red Sox on Sunday will be left-hander David Price. Over his 23 starts and 9-7 record this year, Price holds a 4.30 ERA with a 1.25 WHIP in 150.2 innings. In his last outing against the Mariners, Price put up a no-decision on seven innings, seven hits and four earned.
Let’s check out a few of the key Boston hitters. Mookie Betts holds 145 hits with 85 runs, 23 homer and 73 RBI. Xander Bogaerts has hit 144 times with 80 runs, 25 doubles and 67 RBI with 14 homers. As for Dustin Pedroia, he’s got 127 hits with 71 runs, 12 homers and 46 RBI.
Over on the Dodgers’ side, we’ll be getting another look at right-hander Brandon McCarthy on Sunday. Over six starts and a 2-2 record this year, McCarthy owns a 3.07 ERA with a 1.02 WHIP in 29.1 innings. Taking a loss his last time out in Colorado, McCarthy gave up three hits and three runs.
The L.A. lineup is pretty stout as well. Corey Seager has hit 129 times with 19 homers, 52 RBI and 71 runs. Adrian Gonzalez has 110 hits with 42 runs and 52 RBI. Justin Turner holds 105 hits with 52 runs, 19 homers and 64 RBI.
The Red Sox are 4-1 in their last five Sunday games, and 39-13 in their last 52 against the National League West. Boston is also 4-1 in Price’s last five Sunday starts, and 0-4 in Price’s last five road starts.
As for the Dodgers, they’re 24-9 in their last 33 home games, and 45-21 in their last 66 game threes of a series. L.A. is also 39-19 in their last 58 Sunday games, and 0-4 in McCarthy’s last four starts.
I’m not in love with the pitching on either side here, but I’ll take Price and the Red Sox for the victory in the finale.