Red Sox vs. Cubs Moneyline Bet 7/1/22

by | Jul 1, 2022 | mlb

Boston Red Sox vs Chicago Cubs

Date: Friday, July 1st, 02:20 ET

Location: Wrigley Field

TV: Marquee Sports Network

Money Line: Red Sox -130 / Cubs +108 (Everygame - Check out their 200% bonus on your deposit of only $25!)

Total Line: 9.0

STARTING PITCHING

Boston: Josh Winckowski (3-1, 3.6)
Chicago: Adrian Sampson (0-0, 1.69)

Red Sox Projected Lineup

Franchy Cordero 1B
Christian Vázquez C
Alex Verdugo LF
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Trevor Story 2B
Rafael Devers 3B
J.D. Martinez LF
Xander Bogaerts SS
Jarren Duran CF
Josh Winckowski P

Cubs Projected Lineup

David Bote 2B
Jason Heyward CF
Nico Hoerner SS
Yan Gomes C
Patrick Wisdom 3B
Alfonso Rivas 1B
Ian Happ LF
Christopher Morel CF
Willson Contreras C
Adrian Sampson P

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Boston Red Sox: 43-33-0 SU / OU 31-38-7 / Run Line W/L 43-33-0
Chicago Cubs: 30-46-0 SU / OU 38-35-3 / Run Line W/L 38-38-0

The Chicago Cubs host the Boston Red Sox on Friday, July 1st at Wrigley Field. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 02:20 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Boston as the favorite (-130), with an OU line set at 9.0.

Recent Form

In the Boston Red Sox’ last game, they picked up a 6-5 win over the Blue Jays. The Blue Jays came up with 10 hits leading to 5 runs against Boston’s pitchers. The Red Sox benefited from an offense that generated 6 runs on 8 hits. This victory came despite being the betting underdog, getting 145.0 on the moneyline. This game went over the posted over-under line of 8.5 runs. The Red Sox now have an over-under record of 31-38-7.

In the Red Sox’s last 5 games, they are above .500, going 3-2. During this time, they have an average scoring differential of +2. Boston’s offense heads into action averaging 5.0 runs per game in their last 5 contests. Similar to their season average of 4.79. So far, Boston has won over half of their 24 series played, going 12-9-3.

The Chicago Cubs will be looking to pick up another win, as they most recently defeated the Reds by 8 runs (15-7). In the game, the team’s pitching staff allowed a total of 12 hits, leading to 7 runs. Offensively, they finished with 15 runs on 23 hits. In the game, Chicago was able to take care of business as they were the favorite at -130.0. So far, the team has won 44.0% of the games in which they were favored. In terms of the over-under, the Cubs and Reds combined to surpass the line of 10.5 runs. For the season, the team’s over-under record is 38-35-3.

In their last 5 games, the Cubs have put together a record of 3-2. During this time, the team’s run differential sits at +10. The Cubs’ offense has elevated their play over their last 5 games, averaging 7.0 runs per game, compared to their season average of 4.42. Chicago has a below .500 series record of just 7-12-5.

Pitching Matchup

Boston will roll with Josh Winckowski (3-1) as their starter. So far, Winckowski has put together an ERA of 3.6. In his appearances leading up to today, he has lasted an average of 5.0 innings. Teams have been able to rack up runs against him, as he has a batting average allowed of 0.295. Opposing batters are hitting for power at a below-average rate against Winckowski, as he is allowing just 0.45 per 9 innings. Up to this point, Winckowski has a strikeout percentage of just 15.0% and a per game average of 3.25. Throughout the season, Winckowski has avoided walking batters, allowing just 2.7 per contest.

For the Cubs, starting pitcher Adrian Sampson has yet to factor into a decision. Currently, Sampson has a strong ERA of just 1.69 while pitching an average of 3.4 innings per outing. Hits have been hard to come by against the right-hander, as his batting average allowed is just 0.179. Heading into the game, Sampson has yet to give up a home run. In terms of strikeouts, Sampson is averaging just 3.33 K’s per game. So far, he has struck out 24.0% of the batters he has faced. Leading into the game, he has shown a strong command of his pitches, averaging just 1.69 walks per contest.

Boston vs Chicago History

Today’s matchup between the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs will be their first meeting of the season.

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Betting Trends

  • Boston is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Boston is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Chi Cubs is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Chi Cubs is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Boston Red Sox at Chicago Cubs Prediction

Today’s game between Boston and Chicago features a pitching matchup of Josh Winckowski and Adrian Sampson. Between the two pitchers, they have appeared in just 7 games this season. However, I give the edge to Boston as I don’t see the Cubs’ offense putting up a performance like last night’s outing vs the Reds. I like the Red Sox on the moneyline.

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