The Boston Red Sox are prepared to battle against the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park. NBC Sports Chicago will broadcast this AL showdown and the game gets underway at 1:05 p.m. ET.
Chicago White Sox vs. Boston Red Sox Odds
Boston (-190) is favored over Chicago (+180) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this game at 9 runs (-115 for the over and -105 for the under). The games most recent runline odds stand at -125 for betting the White Sox +1.5 runs and +105 for the Red Sox -1.5.
The Red Sox are 44-21 SU and 35-29 ATS. They’ve gained 11.9 units for moneyline bettors and 5.2 units against the spread (ATS). The White Sox, on the other hand, are 21-41 SU and have gone 32-29 ATS. Overall, the teams lost 13.0 units for moneyline bettors and 1.7 units ATS.
Red Sox games have an over/under record of 31-31-2 so far in 2018. Chicago has an over/under record of 26-30-5.
Reynaldo Lopez is getting the nod for the visiting White Sox. The right-handed Lopez is 1-4 with a 3.42 ERA and 48 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Red Sox this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.
The Red Sox will put the ball in the right hand of Rick Porcello (8-2, 3.59 ERA), who has 75 strikeouts and 17 walks this season as well as a 1.13 WHIP. Porcello only made one start against the White Sox in 2017 (1-0, 8.44 ERA and six strikeouts across 5.1 innings).
As a unit, Boston’s pitchers have yielded 3.7 runs per game overall this year. Its starting pitching staff has a 3.80 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 3.01, a WHIP of 1.17 and a K/9 of 9.6.
The Boston offense has produced 5.2 runs per outing, including 4.4 per game over its last 10 games and 3.8 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .245/.309/.423 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.
The Red Sox hitters have been led by J.D. Martinez, who is hitting .318/.376/.657 with 21 home runs, 54 RBIs and 41 runs scored.
In the other dugout, Chicago’s pitchers have allowed 5.2 runs per game and its starters own a 5.39 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 6.30 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.00, along with a WHIP of 1.47 and a K-per-9 of 9.17.
The White Sox offense has slashed .243/.307/.407 on its way to 3.9 runs scored per game this year, including 3.3 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 3.2 per game over the teams last five contests (3-2 SU).
Jose Abreu has led Chicago’s hitters and is hitting .295/.351/.519 with 10 home runs, 37 RBIs and 32 runs scored.
The Red Sox just took the previous game in the series by doubling the White Sox up 4-2.
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Predictions: SU Winner – Red Sox, ATS Winner – White Sox, O/U – OVER
- The over has hit in three of Boston’s last seven games.
- The White Sox have hit five home runs in their last 10 games. The Red Sox have hit 15 over their last 10.
- Boston has posted 21.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 19.8 over its last five.