Boston vs LA Dodgers (By: Mulder)
We had a much closer game as the scoreboard is showing us but LA could not convert a bases loaded situation while Boston smashed a 3-run shot over the green monster.
We have a lefty-lefty matchup. Ryu is starting for the Dodgers and despite a good outing against Atlanta, he totally got whooped against Milwaukee. He is 1-1 with a 4.40 ERA, 1.33 WHIP this postseason. Brewers hit him hard with 5 earned runs in his last outing and Ryu had a 2.05 WHIP that outing.
Over the regular season RYU has been especially strong at home with a 1.15 ERA> 9.88 K/9. On the road though a much worse 3.58 ERA which should had been higher as well.
Ryu faced Boston just once, back in 2013 where he got destroyed with four earned runs in just 5 innings.
On the other side David Price. Has been shakey in his career in the postseason with a 1-1 record and a 5.11 ERA> 1.38 WHIP.
However, Price is coming from a monster outing in Houston with 0 BB, 9 K (!). But he pitched well in Houston before so not that big of a suprise against a Houston team that still looked dissapointed from the day before. Also less pressure on Price that outing.
He struggled as well in his last outing against the Dodgers, which was back in the day as well. In 2016 he got rocked as LA destroyed him 6 runs ( 3 earned ), dodgers were slugging .524 off him.
I am going back and forth about this matchup all day long. But conclusion is that this is basically a coin toss. Ryu has been shakey, but Price does not match up well against this righty lineup. Roberts loaded his righty lineup and they hit Sale well, a lefty who is much better than Price. Price has that sinker going on and the Dodgers are great versus the sinker this season> 2nd.
Maeda and co are ready to back Ryu up if he will start shakey once again. Dodgers have a slight advantage with the bullpen which could be key here.
All in all, this should be another close one and in such cases always go for plus money but i like the Dodger team total as well.
Boston vs LA Dodgers prediction
|Dodgers over 4.0||Pinnacle||1.98||8||4-2 LOST (-8 units)|