Red Sox vs. White Sox Prediction
After an upset win at home on Thursday, can the Chicago White Sox follow that up with another win over the Boston Red Sox tonight at 8:10PM ET?
925 Boston Red Sox vs. 926 Chicago White Sox
Friday, May 3, 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 -215 to win. The White Sox are listed with a money line of +175 to prevail, while the over/under total for the contest is listed at 8 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 68 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 drops opener
Boston saw its three-game win streak come to an end on Thursday in a 6-4 loss at Chicago to the White Sox. The Red Sox are now 14-18 overall, 6-11 on the road and 18-13 with the over. Chris Sale gets the start for Boston this evening. He is 0-5 on the season with a 6.30 ERA.
The Red Sox gave up three runs in the bottom of the ninth to blow Thursday’s game. Ryan Brasier blew his second save of the season, giving up the three runs in just 0.1 innings of work. David Price pitched six innings in the start and allowed seven hits and three runs. Andrew Benintendi had a solo home run for Boston in the loss while Rafael Devers drove in two runs.
White Sox grab another win
Chicago has won five of its last six games following Thursday’s victory. Their last two losses were by just one run each. Chicago is now 14-15 on the season, 8-7 at home and 17-11 with the over. The White Sox have Reynaldo Lopez on the mound tonight. He is 2-3 with a 6.03 ERA.
The White Sox got the win on Thursday thanks to Nicky Delmonico’s three-run blast in walk-off fashion. It was his first long ball of the season. James McCann also hit his third home run of the season. He had two hits and two RBI in the win and is now hitting .365 on the year. Lucas Giolito lasted just five innings in his start, but the Chicago bullpen pitched four innings and allowed just one hit and one run.
MLB Betting Trends
The Red Sox have lost Sale’s last six starts and they are just 2-5 in their last seven against AL Central opponents.
The White Sox have won four straight against a left-handed starter and four of Lopez’ last five home starts.
Neither starter has been great this year, but Sale really should have Boston fans concerned. He has given up multiple runs in all but one start this season and not gotten past the seventh in any start. Given Boston hasn’t been reliable enough to win consistently, and Sale hasn’t been himself at all, I can’t trust riding them as such a big road favorite. Similar to Thursday, I think Chicago has much better value as a big home underdog.
MLB Prediction: Chicago White Sox +175