Red Sox vs. White Sox Prediction
Can the Boston Red Sox cruise to another comfortable win over the Chicago White Sox when the two wrap up their weekend series today at 2:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, September 2, 2018
2:10PM ET – Guaranteed Rate Field
TV: NESN (BOS); WGN (Chi)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Boston is favored on the road, as the Red Sox are getting odds of -175 to win. Chicago is listed with a money line of +165 at home, while the over/under total has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 78 percent going on Boston 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 gain edge in series
The Red Sox took control of this four-game series on Saturday with a 6-1 win to take a 2-1 edge on the weekend. Boston is now 94-43 overall and 46-25 on the road. The Red Sox are averaging 5.43 runs per game this year while allowing 3.85 per contest.
Brian Johnson gets the start for the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. He has made just 11 starts this year with a total of 33 appearances. Johnson carries a 4-3 record with a 4.02 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP. Johnson has 78 strikeouts and 29 walks over 87.1 innings of work.
White Sox playing somewhat well
Given the poor season they have had overall, the White Sox have had a good stretch of play. They have lost three of their last five to Boston and New York, but have won six of their last nine. Chicago is now 54-82 overall and 26-42 on the road. The White Sox are putting up 4.20 runs per game this season while allowing 5.20 per contest.
James Shields gets the home start on Sunday. Shields is 5-15 through 28 starts with a 4.54 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP. He has pitched a total of 176.1 innings this year and has 135 strikeouts with 67 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Red Sox have lost five of their last seven road games, but they have won 14 of Johnson’s last 16 starts.
The White Sox are just 3-15 in Shields’ last 18 starts against a winning team and 2-6 in his last eight starts overall.
Shields has been a pretty respectable pitcher at home, posting a 3.58 ERA and four victories. However, he doesn’t tend to get great run support and Chicago faces a strong Boston bullpen and a starter in Johnson that has a 3.06 ERA on the road this year. The Red Sox have the record they do for a reason, and Chicago has the record it does for a reason.
The Pick: Boston Red Sox -175