Boston Red Sox vs Chicago White Sox MLB Lines Report
The great thing about professional sports is that a bad season can quickly be erased from memory if a team can go out and make amend the following year. This is particularly true in baseball, where high-spending teams can quickly re-tool or fill in gaps by throwing money at the problem. The Chicago White Sox spent a lot of money last season, but ended up having a year to forget. They spent the offseason doing all that they could to right those wrongs, and while they are a game under .500 at the moment, they are still within reach of the Cleveland Indians at the top of the AL Central. The Boston Red Sox are a team who have had a couple of down years to be sure, but they look like a team on the rebound this season. They are battling it out for top spot in the AL East, and can help their chances by closing out their series against the White Sox with a win. It should be a good one on Thursday night, and the MLB live odds suggest it may be close.
How To Bet the White Sox @ Red Sox MLB Odds, TV & Game Info
When: Thursday, June 23 at 1:35 PM EST
Where: Fenway Park, Boston
Starting Pitchers: White Sox: James Shields (2-9) vs. Red Sox: Rick Porcello (8-2)
TV: WGN, NESN
Radio: Red Sox and White Sox
Live Stream: NESN
MLB Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Chicago White Sox
The White Sox (35-36) got their season off to a pretty positive start, but the month of June has certainly not been kind to them so far. They have gone just 7-11 this month, but appear to be on the brink of perhaps turning things around by winning the first 2 games of the 4-game series at Fenway Park. This turn of events has to be particularly pleasing to Chicago, especially since they lost 2 of 3 to the Red Sox when they met earlier this season. The wins have helped the White Sox get closer to respectability on the road, and they are now just a game under .500 away from home. They will send James Shields (2-9, 6.28 ERA) to the mound on Thursday afternoon.
Why bet on the Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox (39-31) currently sit a game back of the Baltimore Orioles at the top of the AL East, but they could have had the lead were it not for a particularly poor month of June. Oddly enough, Boston has the exact same 7-11 record as the White Sox in June, and they are going to have to find a way to pull out of this slump if they hope to maintain the pace at the top of the division. In order for that to happen, Boston will have to continue being strong at home, where they are currently 22-17 this season. Rick Porcello (8-2, 3.76 ERA) will get the start for the Red Sox.
My Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
One of the first things to consider when looking at the betting odds for any baseball game is what the pitching match-up will be. The Red Sox have a definite edge in that category, which is why I like them to come away with the win here.
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