World Series Game 3 Betting: Dodgers Favorites vs. Red Sox

Los Angeles Dodgers at Boston Red Sox Baseball 2018 World Series Betting

The Los Angeles Dodgers are 1.5-career home faves against the Boston Red Sox, according to the best betting websites. The Red Sox lead the World Series 2-0, so the timing would be perfect for the Dodgers to pull within one game. Right-handed pitcher Rick Porcello will start for the BoSox. This will be his first-ever World Series start. Though he did pitched an inning of relief for the Detroit Tigers in 2012 World Series. Porcello is 1-0 with a 4.22 ERA in two postseason starts. Walker “Anyone? Anyone?” Buehler will take the mound for the home team. The right-hander struck out seven in game 7 of the National League Championship Series. He also held Milwaukee to just a solo homer in 4 2/3 innings. This will be the rookie’s first start against the Red Sox.

Betting Boston

Teams that start the World Series 2-0 have won the Fall Classic 84% of the time. That bodes well for the Red Sox’s chances at the best betting websites. But it doesn’t mean those teams have won it 4-0. However, manager Alex Cora will do his damndest to make it 3-0. “The way it’s mapped out,” he said, “it’s Rick in Game 3, and maybe Nate [Eovaldi] in Game 4. But Nate might come in in the eighth again. If we have a chance to be up 3-0 with him on the mound, and Craig [Kimbrel closing it], we’ll do it.”

Betting LA Dodgers

Manager Dave Roberts used an all-right handed lineup for the first two games of the World Series. Needless to say that didn’t turn out very well. It’s high time for him to do like Madame Blavatsky and take the left-hand path. Users of the best betting websites know that these Dodgers were never as great as advertised. They won enough games during the regular season but not as many as they should have. Now it seems they’ll win some World Series games, but not nearly enough. Especially with Ryan Madson failing to what a reliever does, which is provide relief. Oh, well; after all, what’s 30 years among friends?

Boston Red Sox at Los Angeles Dodgers World Series Game 3 Betting Preview

  • Date: October 26
  • Time: 6:09 CST
  • Venue: Dodgers Stadium, Los Angeles, California


Lines from MyBookie.ag:

  • RED SOX R PORCELLO -R   +1½ (-165) 7½ (+105) +143
  • LA DODGERS W BUEHLER -R  -1½ (+145) 7½ (-125) -153

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Boston Team Stats (postseason)

Batting

  • .261 batting average
  • .345 on-base percentage
  • .404 slugging percentage
  • .749 on-base+slugging percentage


Pitching

  • 55 K/9
  • 3 pitches per start
  • 23 ERA
  • 64 WHIP


LA Dodgers Team Stats (postseason)

Batting

  • .212 batting average
  • .311 on-base percentage
  • .345 slugging percentage
  • .657 on-base+slugging percentage


Pitching

  • 16 K/9
  • 6 pitches per start
  • 15 ERA
  • 34 WHIP


Betting Trends

  • Boston is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Boston’s last 16 games
  • LA Dodgers is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
  • The LA Dodgers are 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • LA Dodgers is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home


If Buehler puts another performance like he did in the NLCS game 7, the Dodgers should be able win and cover at home. Of course, the Red Sox are an unknown unknown for the rookie. And he had nine earned in 12.0 innings in two playoffs starts prior to the NLCS Game 7. On the other hand, he had a .62 ERA in 137.1 innings during the regular season. All things considered, if Buehler keeps his poise, the Dodgers will live up to their best online sportsbooks odds.