Boston Red Sox at Chicago White Sox Betting Preview

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The Chicago White Sox are playing host to the Boston Red Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. This AL showdown will get underway at 8:10 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to NBC Sports Chicago to catch the game.

Boston Red Sox at Chicago White Sox Odds

Oddsmakers have listed Boston (-165) as the favorite over Chicago (+155). The total stands at nine runs and bettors can take the over for -105 or the under for -115. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the runline odds coming in at Red Sox -1.5 runs (-115) and White Sox +1.5 runs (-105).

The White Sox are 69-64 against the spread (ATS)despite being only 53-81 straight up (SU). The team’s lost 10.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 0.8 units (ATS). The Red Sox, on the other hand, are 93-42 SU and have gone 80-54 ATS. Overall, the team’s accumulated 31.6 units for moneyline gamblers and 25.3 units ATS.

Neither team has positioned itself as a strong over/under play this year. Chicago games have had an over/under record of 64-63-6 in 2018. The Red Sox have an over/under record of 63-65-6.

Right-hander Nathan Eovaldi will get the start for the visiting BoSox. Eovaldi is 5-6 with a 4.15 ERA and 74 strikeouts. He has yet to face the White Sox this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The White Sox will turn to Michael Kopech (1-0, 1.13 ERA), who has eight punchouts and zero walks to his name as well as a WHIP of 1.25. Kopech did not pitch in the majors in 2017.

As a unit, Chicago’s pitching staff has yielded 5.2 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have a 4.97 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 6.8 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.62 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 9.6 K/9.

Chicago’s hitters are putting up 4.2 runs per outing, including 4.8 per game over its last 10 games and 5.0 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .264/.318/.399 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.

Jose Abreu has helped lead the White Sox offense this season with 22 home runs, 78 RBIs and 67 runs scored.

For the visitors, Boston’s pitching staff allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starters own a 3.68 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 9.50 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.42, along with a WHIP of 1.21.

The Red Sox offense has slashed .270/.341/.459 on its way to 5.5 runs scored per game in 2018, including 6.0 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 6.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

J.D. Martinez has sparked Boston’s offense and is hitting .336/.407/.654 with 39 home runs, 114 RBIs and 100 runs scored.

The Red Sox are looking for another win following a 9-4 victory in the prior game of this series.

Boston Red Sox at Chicago White Sox Free Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Red Sox, ATS Winner – Red Sox, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes,

  • The under has cashed in four of Chicago’s last seven games.
  • The Red Sox have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games, including five over their last five.
  • The Boston defense has allowed two errors over the last 10 games, compared to seven errors for Chicago over its last 10.