Dodgers host Red Sox on Sunday night
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox will close out the MLB betting slate for the week on Sunday night as the teams wrap up their three-games series in primetime action.
Chris Capuano is scheduled to get the ball for the Dodgers on Sunday, with the lefthander 4-6 with a 4.70 ERA so far this season. Capuano took a no-decision against the Marlins last time out, but Los Angeles is 7-0 over his past seven starts.
Jake Peavy will take the mound for the Red Sox; Peavy is 9-5 this season.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 2-ranked Dodgers and the American League No. 3-rated Red Sox in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Red Sox rank No. 2 in the American League at 9.5 hits per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 4 ranking in that category.
Los Angeles owns the National League's No. 3 defense, allowing 3.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Boston's American League No. 7-rated defense.
The Red Sox were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Dodgers. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at +105 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Red Sox grabbed a win last time out, defeating Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Dodgers 4-2 on Saturday at Dodger Stadium.
Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After a win are 2-8
Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 9-1
A few Red Sox at Dodgers trends to consider:
Boston is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Boston's last 13 games
LA Dodgers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games when playing Boston
LA Dodgers are 19-4 SU in their last 23 games
LA Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
Boston home to Baltimore, Tuesday, August 27
LA Dodgers home to Chi Cubs, Monday, August 26