Chicago White Sox vs. Boston Red Sox Betting Preview

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The Boston Red Sox will play host to the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park. The game gets underway 7:10 p.m. ET and WGN will televise this AL matchup.

Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox Odds

Oddsmakers have listed Boston (-150) as the favorite over Chicago (+140). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -110 for over 9.5 runs and -110 for under 9.5. The game’s runline odds sit at -155 for picking the White Sox +1.5 runs and +135 for the Red Sox -1.5.

The White Sox have gone 36-39 SU this year and are 35-39 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 8.7 units for moneyline gamblers, despite having lost 7.5 units ATS. Chicago’s covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the over has hit in five of those seven. The Red Sox, on the other hand, are 42-37 SU and 34-44 ATS. They’ve lost 11.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 13.8 units ATS. Boston has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the over has cashed in four of those seven.

Boston games have a 43-32-3 over/under record thus far in 2019. Chicago has an over/under record of 35-37-2.

Lucas Giolito is getting the start for Chicago. The right-handed Giolito is 10-2 with a 2.74 ERA and 104 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with seven strikeouts and a 5.40 ERA against Boston this year.

The Red Sox are putting the ball in the left hand of Eduardo Rodriguez (8-4, 4.71 ERA, 1.36 WHIP), who has 93 strikeouts and 25 walks this season. Rodriguez is 1-0 with six strikeouts and a 1.50 ERA in one start against Chicago this year.

Boston’s pitchers have allowed 4.7 runs per game overall this year as a unit. Its starters have an ERA of 4.48, a WHIP of 1.27 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.6. The bullpen has a 3.99 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 10.6 K/9.

The Boston offense has produced 5.4 runs per contest, including 6.4 per game over its last 10 games and 5.4 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .282/.353/.426 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that span.

Third baseman Rafael Devers and shortstop Xander Bogaerts have led the Red Sox offense this year. Devers is slashing .309/.361/.503 with 12 home runs, 48 RBIs, 54 runs and eight steals, while Bogaerts is hitting .294 with 14 homers, 51 RBIs and 59 runs.

In the other dugout, Chicago’s pitching staff allowed 5.1 runs per game and its starters own a 5.50 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 8.10 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.23, along with a WHIP of 1.49.

The White Sox offense has slashed .254/.314/.405 on its way to 4.3 runs scored per game in 2019, including 4.9 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Shortstop Tim Anderson and third baseman Yoan Moncada have paced Chicago’s hitters. Anderson is slashing .319/.344/.494 with 11 home runs, 37 RBIs, 38 runs and 15 stolen bases. Moncada is hitting .295/.347/.509 with 12 homers, 40 RBIs and 40 runs scored.

The White Sox have gained 5.8 units and are 12-8 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has hit in 10 of those games, compared to 10 that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Red Sox have lost 1.0 units and are 27-29 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has cashed in 31 of those games, compared to 23 that went under.

White Sox vs. Red Sox Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • Chicago has recorded 16 extra-base hits over its last five outings. Boston has 19 XBH over its last five.
  • The White Sox have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games. The Red Sox have hit 18 over their last 10.
  • The White Sox have a team OPS of .719 this season, including an OPS of .731 against left-handed pitchers. The Red Sox’ OPS stands at .788 overall and .723 against lefties.
  • Chicago has recorded 23.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 22.4 over its last five.
  • The White Sox have dropped three of their last four games SU.