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Red Sox are a Hot Bet in Interleague Play

The Red Sox continue their West Coast road trip with a visit to Los Angeles for a weekend series with the Dodgers. Entering the game as +113 underdogs, Boston has gone 4-4 on the road trip, but is dominating in interleague play lately, going 11-3 vs NL clubs.

Shark Bites
  • The Red Sox are 3-11 against the runline in their last 14 games.
  • The Dodgers are 1-6 in their last 7 games vs Boston.
  • Dustin Pedroia owns Kazmir — .512 AVG, just 4 K’s in 43 AB’s.

The Dodgers, however, are one of the league’s top teams when playing at home, and have won 16 of their last 21 games at Dodger Stadium. Scott Kazmir gets the start for LA, and previous to last week’s loss to Arizona, the Dodgers had won six straight games that he started. His ERA at home is almost a full run lower compared to on the road, but still isn’t pretty at 3.98. He’s also been taken to the cleaners vs this Boston lineup, as they’ve combined for a .328 average in 177 at-bats.

The price has been right for the Red Sox with Steven Wright starting for them lately as they’ve won five of his last six starts and four of his last five road starts. Wright’s done his best work on the road this season and it isn’t even close — 2.37 road ERA vs 4.02 at home. He’s allowed just three home runs and has limited batters to a .211 average in road games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Boston Red Sox before the first pitch in this match found them as 100 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 8 earlier at TopBet.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.1-3.9 victory for the Dodgers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Boston Red Sox vs Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Los Angeles (60-48) will face the 59-48 Red Sox in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Boston injuries news.

The Los Angeles Dodgers vs Boston Red Sox odds would favor the Dodgers if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Los Angeles is rated No. 5 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Boston is at No. 8.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Boston Red Sox rank No. 1 at 10.05 hits per game. That compares with the Los Angeles Dodgers No. 21 ranking in that category.

Boston brings the No. 23-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Dodgers's No. 4-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston needed extra innings to get the job done against the Mariners on Thursday as the Red Sox defeated them 3-2 at Safeco Field.

Los Angeles looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rockies, a 4-2 final on Thursday in support of Kenta Maeda at Coors Field.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 3-11 ATS in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston's last 9 games
  • Boston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Boston's last 12 games on the road
  • LA Dodgers is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of LA Dodgers's last 19 games at home
  • LA Dodgers is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Boston
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 5 games when playing Boston

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Los Angeles, Saturday, August 6th

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