White Sox vs. Red Sox Prediction
The White Sox and Red Sox open a new series in Boston on Friday night when the two teams meet at 7:10 p.m. ET. With Vince Velasquez set to oppose Nathan Eovaldi in the pitching matchup, what’s the best bet for the series opener?
919 Chicago White Sox (+155) at 920 Boston Red Sox (-175); o/u 8.5
7:10 p.m. ET, Friday, May 6, 2022
Fenway Park, Boston, MA
Chicago White Sox DFS SPIN
White Sox placed OF Andrew Vaughn on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to May 2, with a bruised right hand. Vaughn suffered the injury last week when he got hit by a pitch and wasn’t making enough progress on the side. The hope is that he will be ready to rock when he first becomes eligible for activation on May 12, which is next Thursday. The 24-year-old leaves behind a sparkling .283/.367/.566 batting line with four home runs and 12 RBI through 16 games played. Danny Mendick is up in a corresponding move.
Boston Red Sox DFS Spin
Trevor Story struck out all four times he was up Thursday against the Angels. Shohei Ohtani was incredible today, so Story’s bad game was understandable. Still, he’s having a brutal season to date, having hit just .210/.293/.296 in 92 plate appearances. He’s struck out 29 times, and he still hasn’t hit a home run. He should eventually get it together and make a contribution, but he’ll likely rate as a 2022 fantasy disappointment based on where he was drafted.
White Sox vs. Red Sox MLB BETTING PREDICTION
The under is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings between these two teams in Boston, is 4-1-2 in the White Sox’ last seven games overall and is 7-3-1 in Chicago’s last 11 games as a road underdog. On the other side, the under is 10-4-1 in the Red Sox’ last 15 games overall, is 4-1 in their last five home games and is 5-1 in their last six games when facing a right-handed starter.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: WHITE SOX/RED SOX UNDER 8.5