Chicago White Sox (20-40) vs Boston Red Sox (43-20)Date : 06/10/2018
Time : 1:05 PM ET
Location : Fenway Park
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Chicago White Sox vs Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox will welcome the White Sox back to Fenway Park as both teams will conclude a 3 game series. The Red Sox are 2nd in the AL East division while the White Sox are 4th in the AL Central. This will be their first meeting of the season.
Chicago White Sox's Latest Performance :
The White Sox will cap off their 7 game road trip by playing against the Red Sox. The White Sox are not a good road team this season they are 10-21 on the season so playing at Fenway will be a challenge for them. Coming into this series the White Sox are 27th in batting with 238 runs scored this season and 27th in pitching with a 4.94 ERA not really appealing numbers if you are going to Boston. Although the White Sox have been playing well lately winning 3 out of 6 games the rubber game loss against the Twins prevented them from winning two straight series.
The White Sox will need Jose Abreu to play well against the Red Sox on the road as he is the team leader in RBIs with 36 on the season, it is hard for Abreu to put up meaningful numbers because he is playing on a bad team. Once the team is behind it is hard for Abreu to put up numbers and get them back into the game. Facing the Red Sox will be a great challenge for him because he will be able to study how the Red Sox play to put themselves in the driver’s seat. He is slashing .299/.354/.526 with 10 homers on the season.
Pitching for the White Sox will be Reynaldo Lopez. He looks to build on his scoreless outing against Minnesota in his last start. Lopez allowed one hit in seven innings. He’s surrendered two or fewer hits in four of his 12 starts. He’s had five starts with one run or fewer allowed.
Boston Red Sox's Latest Performance :
The Red Sox will look to bounce back after a rubber game loss against the Tigers, up next for the Red Sox will be the White Sox. The Red Sox have a record of 43-20 they are 2nd in the AL East with only half a game behind the Yankees. Playing against the White Sox would allow the Red Sox to go back on top of the standings, the Red Sox shouldn’t have a problem playing against the White Sox at home, the Red Sox are 22-9 at home this season. They are now the best batting team in the Major with 335 runs on the season.
Andrew Benintendi went 2-for-5 with a solo home run it is now his fourth in his last five games. He’s now got 11 homers and 10 steals in 59 games, batting .299/.378/.554 overall. The 23-year-old also has 44 RBI and 45 runs scored and rank among the league leaders in almost every offensive category. He has been on a tear for the Red Sox this season, his numbers will keep going up as the Red Sox will be hosting the White Sox. The Red Sox batting depth is something we should not look past this season, they are truly playing on a different level than any team in the league so far.
Pitching for the Red Sox will be Rick Porcello. He pitched well in Sunday’s victory over the Astros, surrendering three runs (two earned) on five hits over 6 1/3 innings. He is now 8-2 on the season with a 3.59 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 75/17 K/BB ratio.
How Chicago White Sox & Boston Red Sox Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Red Sox are 40-12 in their last 52 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
White Sox are 6-13 in their last 19 vs. American League East.
Against The Spread Selection: Boston Red Sox
My reason for the pick :
Red Sox pitcher Porcello will be able to hold his ground against the White Sox at home as he has been one of the best pitchers for the Red Sox all season long as he will improve to 9-2 on the season. The Red Sox should be able to take care of business at home, although it might not be a walk in the park because the White Sox has Lopez on the mound the Red Sox will show us why they have been the best team in the Majors all season long, the Red Sox batting are simply too good at the moment they should be able to breakthrough Lopez pitches.
Red Sox to win at home over the White Sox.
Betting trends for Chicago White Sox:
- White Sox are 20-47 in their last 67 road games.
Betting trends for Boston Red Sox:
- Red Sox are 5-1 in their last 6 home games.