White Sox vs. Red Sox Best Bet 5/6/22

by | May 6, 2022 | mlb

Chicago White Sox vs Boston Red Sox

Date: Friday, May 6th, 07:10 ET

Location: Fenway Park

TV: Apple TV+

Money Line: White Sox +130 / Red Sox -155 (GTBets - Offers Predictem readers a 100% real cash bonus up to FIVE HUNDRED BUCKS!)

Total Line: 8

STARTING PITCHING

Chicago: Vince Velasquez (1-2, 4.58)
Boston: Nathan Eovaldi (1-0, 2.51)

White Sox Projected Lineup

2B Leury García
RF Adam Engel
1B Gavin Sheets
LF AJ Pollock
3B Jake Burger
1B José Abreu
C Yasmani Grandal
SS Tim Anderson
CF Luis Robert

Red Sox Projected Lineup

LF Franchy Cordero
C Christian Vázquez
LF Alex Verdugo
CF Enrique Hernández
RF Jackie Bradley Jr.
SS Xander Bogaerts
LF J.D. Martinez
2B Trevor Story
3B Rafael Devers

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Chicago White Sox: 11-13-0 SU / OU 11-12-1 / Run Line W/L 10-14-0
Boston Red Sox: 10-15-0 SU / OU 9-17-0 / Run Line W/L 14-12-0

The Boston Red Sox host the Chicago White Sox on Friday, May 6th at Fenway Park. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 07:10 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Boston as the favorite (-155), with an OU line set at 8.

Recent Form

In the Chicago White Sox’s last game, they picked up a 4-3 win over the Cubs. On their way to the victory, the pitching staff game up 3 runs on 5 hits. The White Sox benefited from an offense that generated 4 runs on 9 hits. In the matchup, Chicago was favored at -140.0 on the moneyline. Through 19 games as the favorite, the team has found the win column at a rate of 58%. In the game, the White Sox and Cubs combined to match the over-under betting line of 7.0 runs. At 11-12-1, Chicago has combined to stay below the over-under betting lines in over half of their games.

The White Sox are looking to continue adding wins, as they are 4-1 over their last 5 games. This record has come on an average scoring differential of 9. Chicago has put together this record while averaging 3.8 runs per game compared to their season average of 3.29. So far, Chicago has won over half of their 8 series played, going 4-3-1.

Boston is coming off an 8 runs loss to LA Angels. Dropping the game (8-0). On their way to giving up 8 runs, the Red Sox staff allowed 8 hits. The Red Sox offense ended the game with just 4 on 6 hits. This loss came as Boston went into the game as they were the underdog getting 110.0. In their 13 games as the underdog, their SU win percentage sits at 46.0%. In terms of the over-under, the Red Sox and LA Angels combined to surpass the line of 7.5 runs. So far, Boston has an over-under record of just 9-17-0.

The Red Sox come into today’s game looking to turn things around, as they are just 1-4 over their last 5 games. During this time, the team has a run differential of -14. If Boston is going to pick up their play, they need to improve their offensive performance. Over their last 5 contests, they are averaging just 3.0 runs per game, compared to a season average of 3.46. Boston has a below .500 series record of just 1-6-1.

Pitching Matchup

For the White Sox, Vince Velasquez gets the start. So far, he has put together a record of 1-2. To date, Velasquez has an ERA of 4.58 while lasting an average of 4.8 innings per appearance. Teams have been able to rack up runs against him, as he has a batting average allowed of 0.264. In addition to a high a batting average allowed, opposing batters have been able to drive the ball with power against Velasquez, averaging 2 homers per 9 innings pitched. Up to this point, Velasquez’s has a strikeout percentage of 24.0% and a per 9 average of 4.75. Leading into the game, he is averaging 3.57 walks per contest.

For the Red Sox, Nathan Eovaldi gets the start. So far, he has put together a record of 1-0. Heading into his matchup vs Chicago, Eovaldi has a strong ERA, sitting at just 2.51. This has come while averaging 5.64 innings per appearance. In his previous outings, he has a combined batting average allowed of 0.218. In terms of power, the right-hander is giving up 2 homers per 9 innings pitched. A strength of Nathan Eovaldi’s game is his ability to generate swings and misses, striking out batters at a rate of 28%. Throughout the season, his strong command has led to an average of just 0.94 walks per contest.

Chicago vs Boston History

Today’s matchup between the Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox will be their first meeting of the season. Going back to last year, Chicago won the season series, 4 games to 3. In these 7 meetings, the two teams combined for an over-under record of 3-4, with the average scoring differential sitting at 2.57 runs. Last year, the White Sox and Red Sox combined to average 9.14 runs per game.

Betting Trends

  • Chi White Sox is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Chi White Sox is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Boston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Boston’s last 13 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox

Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox Prediction

In this matchup, look for the Red Sox and White Sox to finish below the over-under line of 8 runs. With Nathan Eovaldi on the mound for Boston, look for Chicago to once again struggle on offense, as they are the 27th-ranked scoring team in the MLB. Things aren’t any better for Boston, averaging just 3.46 runs per game

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