White Sox vs. Red Sox Prediction
After a shocking loss on Friday night, will the Boston Red Sox bounce back on Saturday when they host the Chicago White Sox at 4:05PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, June 9, 2018
4:05PM 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 -230 to win. The White Sox are listed with a money line of +200 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game has 85 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 stun in opener
The White Sox survived eight innings from Chris Sale and picked up a 1-0 win on Friday in the series opener. The Sox have won three of their last four games. Chicago is now 21-40 overall and 11-21 on the road. The White Sox are averaging just 3.92 runs per game this season while allowing 5.21 per game.
Carlos Rodon is getting the start for the White Sox today. He is making his 2018 debut after shoulder surgery last year. He pitched in 12 games last season and went 2-5 with a 4.15 ERA and 1.37 WHIP.
Red Sox slip up again
The Red Sox went silent at the plate on Friday in the 1-0 loss. They have lost two straight and scored just two runs over their last two games. Boston is now 43-21 overall and 22-10 at home. The Red Sox are putting up 5.23 runs per game this year while giving up 3.73 per contest.
David Price takes the mound for Boston today. He is 6-4 through 12 starts this year with a 4.08 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. Price has pitched a total of 68.1 innings and has 66 strikeouts with 27 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The White Sox are 1-5 in their last six games following a win and 21-47 in their last 68 road games. They have dropped Rodon’s last four road starts.
The Red Sox have won Price’s last five starts overall and 10 of his last 14 home starts. They are also 10-4 in their last 14 following a loss.
The Red Sox have been silent at the plate the last few games, but a team with their talent shouldn’t stay silent for long. I would expect to see them get to Rodon, who could be rusty in his first start in some time. Price hasn’t been outstanding, but he has led Boston to wins and I think he will do it again today.
The Pick: Boston Red Sox -230