Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox Free Pick

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The Chicago White Sox will be facing off against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. The game gets underway 4:05 p.m. ET and NBC Sports Chicago is in line to broadcast this AL showdown.

Chicago White Sox vs. Boston Red Sox Odds

Chicago (+205) is coming into this one as the underdog against Boston (-225) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this game at 9 runs. Odds for wagering on the games total sit at +100 for the under and -120 for the over. Gamblers can also bet on the games runline with the most recent odds standing at -105 for the White Sox +1.5 runs and -115 for the Red Sox -1.5 runs.

The Red Sox are 43-21 SU and 35-28 ATS. They’ve gained 15.0 units for moneyline bettors and 6.6 units against the spread (ATS). Boston has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The White Sox have gone 21-40 SU this year and are 31-29 ATS. In total, the teams lost 15.6 units for moneyline gamblers and 3.0 units ATS. Chicago has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has cashed in five of those seven.

Red Sox games have an over/under record of 31-30-2 so far in 2018. Chicago has an over/under record of 26-29-5.

The southpaw Carlos Rodon will get the nod for the visiting White Sox. Rodon is 0-0 with an ERA. He has yet to face the Red Sox this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (0-0, 2.35 ERA and 11 strikeouts over 7.2 innings).

The Red Sox will send lefty David Price (6-4, 4.08 ERA) to the mound. Price has 66 punchouts and 27 walks to his credit, as well as a WHIP of 1.24. Price only made one start against the White Sox in 2017 (0-0, 5.40 ERA and four strikeouts across five innings).

As a unit, Boston’s pitchers have allowed 3.7 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have an ERA of 3.81, a WHIP of 1.21 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.7. The bullpen has posted a solid ERA of just 3.06, a WHIP of 1.18 and a K/9 of 9.5.

Boston’s hitters are putting up 5.2 runs per contest, including 4.8 per game over its last 10 games and 4.8 per game over their last five. The team has hit .278/.337/.479 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

J.D. Martinez and Andrew Benintendi have led the Red Sox hitters this year. Martinez is hitting .314/.374/.646 with 20 home runs, 52 RBIs and 40 runs scored, and Benintendi’s line is .298/.376/.553 with 11 homers, 44 RBIs, 45 runs and 10 steals.

For the visitors, Chicago’s pitchers have allowed 5.2 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.42 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 6.20 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.06, along with a WHIP of 1.47 and a K-per-9 of 9.13.

The White Sox offense has slashed .244/.307/.408 on its way to 3.9 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.4 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 3.2 per game over the teams last five contests (3-2 SU).

Chicago’s offense has been powered by first baseman Jose Abreu and third baseman Yolmer Sanchez. Abreu is slashing .295/.352/.519 with 10 home runs, 36 RBIs and 32 runs scored, while Sanchez is hitting .276/.313/.413 with three homers, 27 RBIs and 24 runs scored.

The White Sox have lost 3.5 units and are 8-6 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in eight of those games, compared to six that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Red Sox have lost 2.7 units and are 5-9 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in six of those games, as opposed to eight that’ve gone under.

Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox MLB Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The White Sox have won three of their last four games SU.
  • Chicago has posted 18.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 18.4 over its last five.
  • The White Sox have hit six home runs in their last 10 games. The Red Sox have hit 15 over their last 10.