White Sox vs. Red Sox Prediction
Can the Boston Red Sox role to a lopsided win over the Chicago White Sox when the two begin their weekend series tonight at 7:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, June 8, 2018
7:10PM ET – Fenway Park
TV: NESN (Bos); WGN (Chi)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Red Sox are the overwhelming favorite, as they are getting odds of -300 to win. The White Sox are listed with a money line of +250 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 8 runs. The public betting for this game has 71 percent going on Boston at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
White Sox with moderate success
The White Sox are coming off a 7-2 loss at Minnesota on Thursday, but they have won three of their last five. That’s pretty good for a team that has struggled all year. Chicago is now 20-40 overall and 10-21 on the road. The White Sox are averaging just 3.97 runs per game this season while allowing 5.30 per game.
Dylan Covey gets the start for Chicago tonight. He has started in four games this season and has a 1-1 record with a 2.82 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP. Covey has pitched a total of 22.1 innings and has 21 strikeouts with 10 walks.
Red Sox drop one
The Red Sox saw their four-game win streak come to an end on Thursday in a 7-2 loss to the Tigers at home. They put a rookie on the mound and he gave up five runs early. Boston is now 43-20 overall and 22-9 at home. The Red Sox are putting up 5.32 runs per game this year while giving up 3.78 per contest.
Chris Sale gets the start tonight for the Red Sox. He has started 13 games this season and has a 5-3 record with a 3.00 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP. Sale has pitched 81.0 innings and has 110 strikeouts with 21 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The White Sox are just 20-47 in their last 67 road games and 3-7 in Covey’s last 10 starts.
The Red Sox have won five of their last six at home and five of their last six following a loss. They are also 6-2 in Sale’s last eight starts against an AL Central opponent.
The Red Sox should definitely win behind Sale, but Covey actually has some decent numbers in his limited starts. Still, I expect Sale to shutdown Chicago and get deep into this game. If Boston can’t hit Covey, they should be able to hit the pen. Betting on Boston as is isn’t worth the wager, so definitely bump up to Cleveland -1.5.
The Pick: Boston Red Sox -1.5 (-150)