Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox World Series Game 3 - 10/26/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (116-56) at Los Angeles Dodgers (99-76)
MLB Baseball: Friday, October 26, 2018 at 8:09 pm (Dodger Stadium)
R Porcello (1-0) (4.22) vs. Walker Buehler (8-5) (2.92)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -161 / Boston Red Sox +140 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers will meet up once again in World Series Game 3 MLB action on Friday as the teams move to Dodger Stadium.
Boston took Game 1 of this set at Fenway, breaking the game open in the seventh and rolling to an 8-4 win. On Wednesday in Game 2, the Sox posted a 4-2 comeback victory to go up 2-0 in the series. LA managed just three hits in that one.
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For the Friday Game 3, the Sox will be bringing out Rick Porcello in the start. So far in the playoffs, Porcello is 1-0 with a 4.22 ERA.
Leading the way for the Red Sox this postseason coming into Game 2 was Andrew Benintendi with 13 hits, 12 runs and five RBI. On Wednesday, Benintendi plated a run.
Over on the Dodgers’ side, they’re going with Walker Buehler on Friday. So far this postseason, Buehler is sitting on an 0-1 record with a 5.40 ERA.
Justin Turner leads the Dodgers in hitting during the playoffs, coming into Game 2 with 15 hits, five runs, a homer and four RBI. On Wednesday, Turner came up empty 0-for-4.
The Red Sox are 5-0 in their last five road games and 5-0 in their last five playoff road games. Boston is also 6-1 in their last seven World Series road games and 41-12 in their last 53 in game three of a series.
Meanwhile, the Dodgers are 4-1 in their last five playoff home games and 17-5 in their last 22 home games. LA is also 36-17 in their last 53 Friday games and 7-3 in Buehler’s last 10 home starts.
In Game 7 of the NLCS, Buehler was great with seven strikeouts and only a solo home run given up over 4.2 innings. This will be Buehler’s first career start versus the Red Sox.
Buehler logged a nice 2.62 ERA over 137.1 innings pitched during the regular season, so he’s certainly capable of shutting down the opposition. That said, he did stumble a little with nine earned in 12.0 innings across two postseason starts coming into the NLCS Game 7. Still, I think the Dodgers have the advantage here at home so I’m going LA.