Boston Red Sox vs Chicago White Sox MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Boston Red Sox vs Chicago White Sox Prediction 6/8/2024

The Boston Red Sox (32-32) travel to face off against the Chicago White Sox (16-48) on Saturday, June 8th. This game will be played at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago and televised on NESN. The White Sox are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Red Sox are looking to get back on track from a loss to the White Sox. First pitch is set for 3:10 CT.

Red Sox vs White Sox

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Thanks to a three-run 4th inning for the White Sox’ offense, they cruised to a 7-2 win over the Red Sox in the most recent game of this series. Heading into the game, the White Sox were favored at -113 on the money line.

The Red Sox got on the board first with two runs in the 3rd, but the White Sox quickly answered with three runs in the bottom half of the inning. After that, the Red Sox could only muster two more hits and didn’t score another run. As for the White Sox, they added two insurance runs in the 6th and another two in the 8th.

Garrett Crochet pitched well for the White Sox in this one, going six innings and giving up just one run on three hits. He finished the game with 10 strikeouts but issued two walks. Cooper Criswell had a rough outing for the Red Sox, taking the loss after going just 4 1/3 innings and giving up three earned runs.

Boston is at an even 32-32 overall as they take on the White Sox today. The Red Sox are 12.5 games behind the Yankees in the AL East and are 3rd in the division. So far, they are 5-8 in divisional matchups. Boston is looking to keep their momentum going, as they have won two straight as the favorite.

The Red Sox have gone 14-18 at home this year compared to an 18-14 mark on the road. So far, they have an overall series record of 8-9-3. Boston is 7-1 as the road favorite this year and 18-13 overall as the favorite. As for their overall record, the Red Sox are 5-5 in their last 10 games.

When it comes to the run line, the Red Sox have been a better bet on the road this season, going 19-13. They have covered the run line in two straight games and are 18-15 as an underdog. Their average run margin in winning games is 4.7, while it is -3.6 in losses.

The Red Sox are on the road against the White Sox today, and the over/under line is set at 9 runs. Boston’s games have averaged 8.5 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 27-32. When the over/under line is set at 9 runs, their record is 3-1-2. So far this season, 78.1% of their games have had lower over/under lines than today’s 9-run line.

Brayan Bello Gets The Start For The Red Sox

Brayan Bello gets the start for the Red Sox today as he faces the White Sox on the road. He has made 10 starts this year and has a record of 6-2 with an ERA of 4.36. Bello’s WHIP for the season is 1.25, and opponents are batting .232 this year. In his last outing, Bello finished with a no-decision, giving up four earned runs in 6 1/3 innings of work. Before that outing, he had won two straight starts. Bello has given up at least one homer in each of his last three outings.

Red Sox Offense Breakdown

Rafael Devers has been on a tear of late, going 13/38 in his last 10 games, with three homers and eight RBIs. Devers is currently 8th in the league with 13 homers and is batting .286 for the season. He is also 2nd on the team with 32 RBIs. Enmanuel Valdez has also been swinging a hot bat, going 7/21 in his last seven games, including three homers and eight RBIs.

The Red Sox are 9th in the league in runs scored, averaging 4.5 runs per game. They have been even better on the road, averaging 5 runs per contest. As a team, the Red Sox are batting .248, which is 7th in the league, and are also among the league leaders in slugging percentage and isolated power.

With a record of 16-48, the White Sox are 5th in the AL Central and trail the Guardians by 25 games for the division lead. So far, they have really struggled against other AL Central teams, going 5-19 this year. Chicago will take on the Red Sox at home today, and they are just 11-22 at home this year.

Chicago has dropped six straight series and are 4-15-1 in series overall. As the underdog, the White Sox are 13-48 this year, and they are 3-0 as the favorite. They have yet to win a series at home, going 4-15 on the road.

The White Sox have been a solid bet against the run line this season, going 27-37 overall. They have been particularly good at covering the run line at home, where they are 16-17. When they are the favorite, they are a perfect 3-0 against the run line. On the road, they are just 11-20 vs. the run line, with an average run differential of -2.8 runs per game.

Chicago White Sox games have been trending towards the over recently, with the over hitting in five straight games. Their games have averaged 8.3 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 31-30. The average over/under line for their games is 8 runs, and they are 2-6-1 in games with a line of 9 runs. Only 4.7% of their games have had lines set at 9 runs, with 81.2% of their games having lower lines.

Nick Nastrini Gets The Start For The White Sox

Getting the start for the White Sox is Nick Nastrini, who is still looking for his first win of the season. He has taken the loss in each of his first 3 starts, including his most recent outing where he went 4 innings, giving up 4 runs on 3 hits. Nastrini has 8 strikeouts in 12 1/3 innings of work.

White Sox Offense Breakdown

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Chicago’s offense has been one of the worst in the league this season, as they are last in the MLB in runs per game at 3.0. They are also near the bottom of the league in batting average, on-base percentage, and OPS. The White Sox have also struggled to hit for power this season, as they are 16th in home runs and have a collective ISO of just .124.

Paul DeJong has been the White Sox’s best power hitter this season, as his 10 homers are 1st on the team and 11th in the league. He has also gone 7/29 over his last eight games with three homers. DeJong’s 23 RBIs are tied with Gavin Sheets for the team lead. Sheets is also tied with DeJong for the team lead in homers and comes into the game with a three-game hitting streak.

Red Sox vs White Sox Prediction

We see a lot of value in taking the White Sox on the money line at +172. With the payout, you could also look to take the White Sox on the run line, as we have them winning this game by a score of 6-4.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Brayan Bello finishing with more strikeouts than Nick Nastrini. However, we have Nastrini finishing with a lower ERA and picking up the win.

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