Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox, last game of the series. Today it is decided who will be the winner of this series. A victory for everyone in the first two games. Last night in the second game of the series, the Dodgers won by more than nine runs. Last night the victory was a revenge against the first game. The Red Sox won the first game of the 1-8 series.
Boston Red Sox: We need to win.
The Red Sox have a negative record at home this season. So far the record is 21 wins and 23 losses. Last night’s defeat was the fourth loss in the last five home games. 4-6 in the last ten games at home. The last winning series at home was against the White Sox 2-1 in the last days of June. Before this series against the Dodgers, the home team lost 0-2 against the Yankees.
At home the Red Sox are scoring an average of 5.61 runs per game, 3.64 walks, 7.91 strike outs, 9.45 hits, 1.39 home runs, 15.30 left on base. The defense has been mediocre this season at home allowing up to 5.52 runs, 4.00 walks, 10.59 strike outs, 8.93 hits, 1.07 home runs and 15.59 left on base. In the last series at home, in two games, the Red Sox allowed 29 runs.
David Price will close the series tonight. The season has been positive for him so far. 7-2 in 16 games as a starter. 3.24 ERA, 83.1 pitched innings, 74 hits, 33 runs, 7 home runs, 95 strike outs and 1,140 WHIP. Price’s last victory was against the White Sox in the second of the series.
Los Angeles Dodgers: In the process of recovery.
The Dodgers have a positive record on the road so far. The second game of this series they won it in a forceful way. It is the first time this month that the team wins by more than ten runs on the road. Prior to this series, the Dodgers tied the series against the Rockies 2-2. The last winning series on the road was against the Giants in the first ten days of June.
On the road the Dodgers are scoring an average 5.09 runs per game, 4.05 walks, 8.64 strike outs, 8.69 hits, 1.34 home runs, 15.68 left on base. The defense allows up to 4.44 runs per game, 2.59 walks, 8.43 strike outs, 1.18 home runs, 12.86 left on base. 3-7 in the last ten games on the road for the Dodgers.
Hyun Jin Ryu will be on the mount today against the Red Sox. The season has been good for Hyun with 10 wins and only two losses in 17 games as a starter. 1.73 ERA, 1 No Runs allowed game, 109.0 pitched innings, 89 hits, 25 runs, 10 home runs, 99 strike outs and 0.908 WHIP.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox 17/07/2018 is: take the UNDER 9.5 (TOTALS).
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