Los Angeles Dodgers vs Boston Red Sox: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

How to Watch

Where: Fenway Park, Boston, MA

When: Friday, July 12th at 7:00 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): ESPN, Red Sox TV/Radio: NESN, WEEI, 93.7 FM. Dodgers TV/Radio: SportsNet LA, KLAC 570 AM.

Team Notes

Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers are a clear favorite to return to the World Series in the NL with a 13.5-game lead on the West division and a plus-129 run differential, the best in all of baseball.

Los Angeles would need an epic collapse to miss the playoffs with a >99.9% probability to get to the playoffs and a 30.4% shot to take the World Series title.

The Dodgers are 13-10 to win the NL title and 13-4 to win the 2019 World Series.

Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox are finding their rhythm at the perfect spot of the season, among the top teams in the AL Wild Card hunt with a 49-41 record at the break and a run differential of plus-58.

Boston has a 22.9% chance to make the postseason and 0.6% to win the World Series according to baseball-reference.com.

The Red Sox are 15-1 odds to win the AL Pennant and 30-1 to win the 2019 WS Title in 2019.

Pitcher Notes

Los Angeles Dodgers: Kenta Maeda (7-5, 3.76 ERA)

Maeda threw a season-high 7.2 innings in his last start on July 6th against the Padres. The righty allowed three runs on two homers while striking out six hitters.

  • In June, Maeda struck out 26 batters in 25.2 innings, maintaining an elite K/rate.
  • The Dodgers starter has only thrown over six innings twice in his last five starts.
  • In his last ten starts, Maeda has only allowed over three runs in an outing once.

Red Sox: Eduardo Rodriguez (9-4, 4.65 ERA)

In Rodriguez’s last start, the left-hander allowed one earned run while striking out four Detroit Tigers over five innings.

  • In June, Rodriguez had 36 strikeouts in 37 innings.
  • The Red Sox starter has allowed eight homers in his last seven starts.
  • Rodriguez has gone four straight starts without posting a quality start for the Red Sox.

Hitter Notes

Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers are 3-3 in July with 21 runs scored in their two series this month.

Los Angeles hit just .213 in the last week of the season’s first half and are starting a seven-game road trip against Boston and Philadelphia.

  • C Russell Martin is 4 for 14 off Rodriguez with one homer and three RBI.
  • 2B Enrique Hernandez is 2 for 2 with two singles versus the Red Sox’ starter.
  • SS Corey Seager is 1 for 3 with one double and one RBI versus Rodriguez.

Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox are nine games back of the Yankees for the AL East lead but are just two games back in the AL Wild Card hunt.

Boston finished the first half with a four-game winning streak, scoring 31 runs over the span.

  • OF J.D. Martinez is 0 for 6 against Maeda in his career.
  • 3B Eduardo Nunez is 0 for 2 versus the right-hander in their only matchup.
  • Away from Dodger Stadium, Maeda is a 5.56 ERA this season, over three runs more than his mark at home.

Roster Notes

Los Angeles Dodgers

  • SS Corey Seager has been activated for the Boston series from the 10-day IL.
  • OF A.J. Pollock is on a rehab stint from elbow surgery to remove bone spurs.
  • SP Rich Hill has a muscle strain in his forearm and has been moved to the 60-day IL.

Boston Red Sox

  • SP Nathan Eovaldi plans to become the closer for Boston upon his return from the 60-day IL.
  • 1B Mitch Moreland is recovering from a quad pull and remains on the 10-day IL.
  • RP Heath Hembree has a strained elbow and he’s on the 10-day IL.

Game Odds Dodgers vs Red Sox

If you are in New Jersey you can bet on the Dodgers vs Red Sox game with 888Sport and BetStars. Good luck!

Moneyline

SportsbookDodgersRed SoxLink
888Sport NJ-112-108
BetStars NJ-105-110 

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Total Runs

Sportsbook Over 10.5  Under 10.5Link
888Sport NJ-120+100
BetStars NJ-125+105

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Run Line

SportsbookDodgers -1.5Red Sox +1.5Link
888Sport NJ+138-167
BetStars NJ+550-800 

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