Red Sox vs. White Sox Prediction
The Boston Red Sox rolled to a victory last night in the opener of a four-game series at the Chicago White Sox. Will Boston handle flame-throwing rookie Michael Kopech tonight and earn another win?
Friday, August 31, 2018
Guaranteed Rate Field at 8:10PM ET
TV: NBCSCH (CHI)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the Red Sox are a -158 favorite to win on the moneyline. The White Sox are a +148 underdog, while the total sits at 9 runs. As of Friday morning, 70 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Boston. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Betts, Martinez lead Boston to win
Mookie Betts finished 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk and two RBIs from the leadoff spot last night in a 9-4 victory at Chicago. J.D. Martinez was 1-for-5 with a 3-run home run as part of a five-run ninth inning that broke a 4-4 tie. Ian Kinsler finished 3-for-4 with two runs. Blake Swihart went 1-for-1 with a walk, two runs and an RBI off the bench. Jackie Bradley Jr. went 1-for-3 with a run and two RBIs. Ryan Brasier earned the win in relief as he struck out one in a perfect inning of work.
Sanchez has three-hit night
Yolmer Sanchez went 3-for-5 with a stolen base and a run in yesterday's home loss against Boston. Nicky Delmonico finished 1-for-4 with a double, a walk and a run. Avisail Garcia ended the night 1-for-3 with a 3-run homer. Yoan Moncada was 1-for-3 with a walk, while Matt Davidson was 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI. Thyago Vieira suffered the loss in relief as he allowed five earned runs on four hits with two strikeouts and two walks in two-thirds of an inning.
MLB Betting Trends
The Red Sox are 42-15 in their last 57 games overall. Boston is 8-2 in its last 10 games overall.
The over is 16-5-1 in the last 22 White Sox games on Fridays. Chicago is 5-11 in its last 16 home games.
Boston is the much better team here, but it hasn't seen Kopech yet as the former Red Sox top prospect is getting his first taste of the big leagues and looked sharp so far. Boston nearly lost last night before its big ninth inning and with an inconsistent pitcher in Eovaldi on the mound, I'm going to take a shot at Chicago recording the upset.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: CHICAGO WHITE SOX +148