The Chicago White Sox will look to tame the streaking Boston Red Sox when they host the World Series defending champions in the opener of a three-game set that gets underway on Thursday night. With Chicago looking to extend their own winning ways, let’s find out which one of these AL rivals is going to get the win.
Red Sox vs White Sox MLB Betting Odds, Preview & Pick
See you in Chicago ✌️ pic.twitter.com/Wrhg0QEenR— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) May 2, 2019
- When: Thursday May 2, 2019, 8:10 PM ET
- Where: Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, Illinois
- TV: WGN, NESN
- Radio: Boston / Chicago
- Live Stream: MLB.tv
- MLB Odds: Chicago+146 / Boston -156 / Total: 8.5
- Red Sox LH David Price (1-2, 3.60 ERA)
- White Sox RH Lucas Giolito (2-1, 5.30)
Why Bet On Boston?
Boston has won three straight and five of seven including a sweep of Oakland to kick off this week. Boston recorded an emphatic 9-4 win in the opener against the A’s on Monday before backing that up with a 5-1 win on Tuesday, The Red Sox cruised to a 7-3 win over Oakland on Wednesday as Mitch Moreland and Christian Vazquez both smacked home runs while Andrew Benintendi added two RBI. Boston outscored Oakland 21-8 over the three-game series, but they’re also an uninspiring 6-10 on the road so far this season.
“It’s a good start,” said Mitch Moreland, who went deep in each of the last two games to boost his team-leading total to nine home runs. “We’ve got three under our belt, so that was a good series, good momentum for us to go back on the road.”
For this matchup, Boston will hand the ball to left-hander David Price. The veteran has limited Tampa Bay to just two runs in each of his last two starts spanning a combined 11.0 innings. Price gave up just four hits in 6.0 innings against the Rays on Saturday while striking out seven and walking three.
- Runs/G: 4.55
- BA: .241
- OPS: .719
- HR: 34
- SB: 18
- ERA: 4.94
- WHIP: 1.38
- Ks: .293
- Quality Starts: 9
- Errors: 22
Why Bet On Chicago?
The White Sox have won four of five including a thrilling 7-6 walk-off win over Baltimore on Wednesday. Yonder Alonso hit a two-run single with two out in the ninth inning to lift Chicago to a 7-6 win in the back half of a doubleheader.
“My focus is to hit it somewhere where there’s nobody there,” said Alonso, who is batting just .183 through 27 games. “It was just a really grinding game, a grinding day. “This game, it felt like we needed to win.”
Incendiary first baseman Jose Abreu had six hits including a home run, while driving in six runs to help the ChiSox get the split in the twinbill. For this contest, Chicago is going with right-hander Lucas Giolito who is back in the starting rotation after suffering a hamstring injury against Kansas City on April 17.Giolito was smacked around for four and five runs respectively in each of his previous two starts.
- Runs/G: 5.07
- BA: .260
- OPS: .754
- HR: 36
- SB: 22
- ERA: 5.36
- WHIP: 1.48
- Ks: .249
- Quality Starts: 9
- Errors: 28
Red Sox vs White Sox MLB Betting Trends
- Boston is 5-2 SU in the last 7 games
- The total went UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games on the road
- White Sox are 4-1 SU in the last 5 games
- The total went UNDER in 9 of the White Sox’s last 10 games against Boston
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Red Sox vs White Sox
Chicago might have won three of four and they White Sox might be playing at home in this contest, but I like Boston to continue their solid play to get the big road win in this one. The Red Sox are 8-3 in their last 11 games against a right-handed starter and 39-15 in their last 54 games against a team with a losing record. Boston has also gone 12-1 in David Price’s last 13 starts against a team with a losing record, 5-1 in Price’s last 6 starts against teams from the AL Central and 4-1 in Prices last 5 road starts against a team with a losing record. The White Sox are 2-8 in Lucas Giolito’s last 10 starts and 0-6 in Giolito’s last 6 home starts and that makes Boston the pick to win in this one.
MLB Betting Pick: Boston 7 Chicago 3