Chicago White Sox vs. Boston Red Sox Prediction and Betting Odds
- Updated: July 28, 2015
Chicago White Sox vs. Boston Red Sox Prediction and Betting Odds. The 47-50 Chicago White Sox are set to take on the 44-56 Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts tonight July 28, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 7:10 PM
Moneylines: Red Sox +100 / White Sox -130
O/U: 8.5 runs
Pitching Match Up
Chicago: Jeff Samardzija (7-5, 3.91 ERA)
Boston: Wade Miley (8-8, 4.33 ERA)
In their last games: In Game 1 of this 4 game series the White Sox beat the Red Sox 10-8.
The White Sox go into Boston for the 2nd game of a 4 game series. The 7-5 Jeff Samardzija goes for the White Sox and the 8-8 Wade Miley goes for the Red Sox. The Red Sox open at -130 with a line sitting at 8.5 runs. The White Sox have won 5 straight games and they are in 4th place in the AL Central 12.5 games back of the Kansas City Royals. Chicago ranks 15th in the Majors in team ERA, but they rank dead last in runs scored. The Red So are in the basement of the AL East 13 games back of the New York Yankees. Boston ranks 16th in runs scored and 28th in team ERA.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
The Red Sox are 7-3 in their last 10 home games against the Red Sox.
The Rd Sox have lost 10 of their last 12 games.
This season the Red Sox are 24-25 at home and the White Sox are 23-28 on the road.
STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS
Chicago White Sox: 47-50 SU / O/U 38-55 / Run Line W/L 45-52
Boston Red Sox: 44-56 SU / O/U 47-49 / Run Line W/L 41-59
• CHI is 5-0 in their last 5 road games.
• CHI is 5-0 in their last 5 overall.
• CHI has an Under record of 3-0-1 in their last 4 games vs. a left-handed starter.
• BOS is 7-3 in their last 10 games as a home favorite.
• BOS is 2-10 in their last 12 overall.
• BOS has an Under record of Under is 19-6-2 in their last 27 vs. a team with a losing record.
[P] 07/08/2015 – Javy Guerra expected to miss 50 games ( Suspension )
[P] 04/04/2015 – Nate Jones 60-day DL (3/27) ( Elbow )
[P] 05/13/2015 – Justin Masterson 15-day DL (5/13) ( Arm )
[P] 05/29/2015 – Brandon Workman 60-day DL (4/3) ( Elbow )
[P] 05/28/2015 – Anthony Varvaro 60-day DL (4/29) ( Elbow )
[C] 04/04/2015 – Christian Vazquez 60-day DL (3/30), out for season ( Elbow )
[P] 07/11/2015 – Clay Buchholz 15-day DL (7/11) ( Elbow )
[3B] 07/27/2015 – Brock Holt “?” Tuesday vs. Chicago White Sox ( Knee )
[2B] 07/25/2015 – Dustin Pedroia 15-day DL (7/23) ( Hamstring )
Free MLB Pick
The White Sox have won 9 of their last 10 road games and while they are still under .500 they are only 4.5 games out of the last Wild Card spot. Jeff Samardzija was solid in his last outing going 8 innings and only giving up 1 earned run in a 8-1 win over the Cleveland Indians. The White Sox have won 3 of their last 4 games with him on the hill. Wade Miley also had a good last outing giving up 1 earned run in 6 innings of work, but the bullpen let him down and the Red Sox lost to the Houston Astros 5-4. Boston has lost their last 3 games when Miley has gotten the starting nod. The Red Sox are 5-2 in Miley’s last 7 starts as a favorite.
With Samardzija on the hill I have to go with the White Sox to take the 2nd game of this series.