Dodgers vs Red Sox Prediction - MLB Picks 8/26/23

Boston Red Sox (68-60) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (78-48)

Game Info: Saturday, August 26, 2023 at 4:10 pm (Fenway Park)

James Paxton (7-4) (3.79) vs Julio Urias (11-6) (4.15)

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The Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox face off on Saturday in an MLB showdown at Fenway Park.

Red Sox Need the Offense To Be Good In This Series

The Red Sox need to find a way to keep the offense going in this series. On Thursday the Red Sox’s offense scored 17 runs and that was enough to secure the 16 run victory. Wilyer Abreu had a strong game finishing with four hits, four RBIs, and one home run. The Red Sox are averaging 4.98 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.66 runs per game. The offense is ranked 6th best in the league while the pitching is ranked 18th. Justin Turner has hit 20 home runs and driven in 82 RBIs. On the mound for the Red Sox will be James Paxton who sits with a 7-4 record and an ERA of 3.79. In his last start against the Astros he went four innings giving up seven hits and six runs. 

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Urias has Been Dominant

On the mound for the Dodgers will be Julio Urias and he has been dominant heading into this game. So far this month, Urias has pitched 25 innings and he has four runs total. In his last start against the Miami Marlins he went seven innings giving up five hits and one run. The Dodgers are averaging 5.59 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.41 runs per game. The offense is ranked 3rd in the league while the pitching is ranked 16th. This is still one of the best offenses in baseball. Mookie Betts has hit 34 home runs and driven in 89 RBIs. 

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Shane’s Free Pick

Paxton really struggled in his last start giving up six runs and he’s going to really struggle again in this game. The Dodgers have one of the best offenses in baseball, and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. The Red Sox aren’t going to be keeping up, and the Dodgers will get the job done. Back the Dodgers. I also believe the Red Sox will score enough to push this game over the total. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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