Game one of the 2018 World Series is set for Tuesday night at Fenway Park in Boston. The World Series will feature the Boston Red Sox of the American League and the Los Angeles Dodgers of the National League. The Red Sox will have home field advantage due to having the best record in the Major Leagues during the regular season. This is the second straight season that the Los Angeles Dodgers have made it to the Fall Classic. The Boston Red Sox took down the defending champion Houston Astros in the American League Championship Series.
Red Sox vs. Dodgers Odds
The Boston Red Sox are the small favorites to win game one on Tuesday night. The moneyline is Boston Red Sox -140 while the Los Angeles Dodgers check in at +130. The over/under for total runs is set at 7.5 for this game.
Spread: Boston Red Sox -140
Red Sox vs. Dodgers Head to Head
The Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers have not met since the 2016 regular season. The Dodgers were able to win two out of the three games in that series.
Red Sox vs. Dodgers Stats
The Boston Red Sox have hit .253
as a team in the postseason, and they have blasted nine home runs through their first nine games. J.D. Martinez
and Jackie Bradley Jr.
each lead the team with nine runs batted in so far this month. Boston closer Craig Kimbrel
has recorded five saves for the Red Sox in their seven victories.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have posted a .218 batting average through their first eleven postseason games, but have hit 13 home runs. Manny Machado leads the team with three home runs and nine runs batted in so far in October. Los Angeles closer Kenley Jansen has not given up a run in 6 ⅔ innings pitched.
Red Sox vs. Dodgers News
Red Sox ace Chris Sale
will be the game one starter after missing most of the American League Championship with an undisclosed illness. Sale was forced to spend time in the hospital rather than traveling with the team to Houston. Boston manager Alex Cora
announced that David Price
will start game two for the team.
The Los Angeles Dodgers will counter with their ace, Clayton Kershaw, in game one. Kershaw came out of the bullpen in game seven of the National League Championship Series and pitched the final outs. Right-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu will start in game two for the Dodgers.
Red Sox vs. Dodgers Predictions
This should be a terrific World Series matchup featuring two of the top teams in baseball. Both teams have deep lineups that should put up some runs in this series. Clayton Kershaw has pitched well for the Dodgers this postseason, but the Red Sox offense will put up runs at home. Bet the Boston Red Sox -140 over the Los Angeles Dodgers in game one.