Boston Red Sox vs. Chicago White Sox Betting Preview

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The Boston Red Sox will be squaring off against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. WGN is in line to televise this AL matchup and the opening pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET.

Boston Red Sox at Chicago White Sox Odds

Oddsmakers have listed Boston (-150) as the favorite over Chicago (+140). Bettors can gamble on the game’s total with odds sitting at -110 for over 8.5 runs and -110 for under 8.5. The game’s runline odds stand at -105 for picking the Red Sox -1.5 runs and -115 for the White Sox +1.5.

The Red Sox have gone 93-43 SU this year and are 81-54 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 32.5 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 26.3 units ATS. Boston is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven. The White Sox, on the other hand, are 54-81 SU and 69-65 ATS. They’ve lost 11.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 1.8 units ATS. Chicago has covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven.

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

Eduardo Rodriguez will get the nod for Boston. The southpaw Rodriguez is 11-3 with a 3.44 ERA and 110 strikeouts. He has yet to face the White Sox this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (0-0, 3.00 ERA and five strikeouts across six innings).

The White Sox will turn to lefty Carlos Rodon (6-3, 2.70 ERA), who has 71 strikeouts and 36 walks to his credit as well as a WHIP of 1.01. Rodon is 0-1 with seven strikeouts and a 3.60 ERA in one start against Boston this year.

Boston’s pitchers have allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.71 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 9.48 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.44, along with a K-per-9 of 9.61.

The Red Sox offense has slashed .269/.340/.458 on its way to 5.4 runs scored per game this year, including 5.7 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 and Mookie Betts continue to lead Boston’s hitters. Martinez is slashing .333/.404/.648 with 39 home runs, 114 RBIs and 100 runs scored, while Betts is hitting .341 with 29 homers, 70 RBIs, 109 runs and 26 stolen bases.

In the home-team dugout, Chicago’s pitchers have given up 5.2 runs per game overall this season. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 4.95, a WHIP of 1.38 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 6.7. The bullpen has a 4.57 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 9.6 K/9.

The Chicago hitters have put up 4.2 runs per contest, including 5.2 per game over its last 10 games and 4.8 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .281/.330/.427 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that span.

The White Sox hitters have been led by first baseman Jose Abreu and third baseman Yolmer Sanchez. Abreu is slashing .272/.331/.491 with 22 home runs, 78 RBIs and 67 runs scored, and Sanchez’s line sits at .249/.317/.382 with seven homers, 46 RBIs, 52 runs and 12 stolen bases.

The Red Sox have lost 1.9 units and are 15-16 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has hit in 15 of those games, compared to 15 that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the White Sox have lost 4.6 units and are 17-16 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 15 of those games, as opposed to 17 which went under the total.

Boston Red Sox vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has cashed in five of Boston’s last seven contests.
  • Boston has recorded 24.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 24.6 over its last five.
  • The Red Sox have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games, including six over their last five.