Red Sox vs. White Sox Prediction
It’s a battle of the Sox when the Boston Red Sox go on the road to face the Chicago White Sox tonight at 8:10PM ET.
963 Boston Red Sox vs. 964 Chicago White Sox
Thursday, May 2, 2019
8:10PM ET – Guaranteed Rate Field
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Red Sox are the clear road favorite today, as they are getting odds of -205 to win. The White Sox are listed with a money line of +185 to prevail, while the over/under total for the contest is listed at 9 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 77 percent going on the Red Sox on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Red Sox sweep Oakland
Boston is coming off a three-game sweep of Oakland this week, outscoring the Athletics 21-8 over the three games. The Red Sox are 14-17 overall, 6-10 on the road and 17-13 with the over. David Price is getting the start for Boston tonight. He is 1-2 on the season with a 3.60 ERA.
The Red Sox just aren’t meeting the lofty expectations they have right now. They rank 19th in offense right now, averaging 4.55 runs per game while hitting .241 as a team. Defensively, Boston has a team ERA of 4.94 and a team WHIP of 1.38. They do lead the league in strikeouts with 293. Mookie Betts is leading the team thus far with a .289 average, six home runs and 16 RBI. Mitch Moreland has nine home runs and 19 RBI.
White Sox heating up
Chicago is coming off a doubleheader split at home with Baltimore on Wednesday, but the White Sox have won four of their last five games. Chicago is 13-15 on the season, 7-7 at home and 16-11 with the over. The White Sox have Lucas Giolito on the mound today. He is 2-1 on the season with a 5.30 ERA.
The White Sox are struggling on the mound so far in 2019. They have a team ERA of 5.36 and a team WHIP of 1.48 this season, which rank near the bottom of the league. Offensively, Chicago is putting up 5.07 runs per game while hitting .260 as a team. Jose Abreu is having a very productive start to the season. He has six home runs with 30 RBI while hitting .292. Yoan Moncada is hitting .301 with six home runs and 20 RBI.
MLB Betting Trends
The Red Sox are just 3-7 in their last 10 series openers, but 12-1 in Price’s last 13 starts against a team with a losing record.
The White Sox are 5-1 in their last six series openers, but just 2-8 in Giolito’s last 10 starts.
The oddsmakers are putting a lot of faith in Boston, a team that hasn’t lived up to expectations much this season. Price has been pretty solid on the mound, but Boston is just 2-3 in his five starts this year. He also has only gone six innings in four of his five starts. Giolito isn’t the pitcher that Price is, but Chicago has some solid hitting to support him and they have the home-field advantage. I think Boston is far too great of a road favorite today to go with.
MLB Prediction: Chicago White Sox +185