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Red Sox open set against White Sox

The Boston Red Sox will remain on the road early this week as they open up a three-game series on the MLB betting lines against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on Monday.

The Red Sox and White Sox have yet to meet on the diamond so far this season, but MLB betting trends show that Boston has dominated this matchup recently. Overall the Red Sox are 8-2 in their past 10 against the White Sox, with the OVER/UNDER 4-5-1.

Chicago hands the ball to starter Dylan Axelrod in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-3 mark on the year. Boston counters with Jon Lester, who will try to quiet the fans and the White Sox bats at the same time.

View Boston vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the White Sox as +140 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 11-ranked White Sox and the American League No. 2-rated Red Sox in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Red Sox rank No. 6 in the American League at 9.1 hits per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 14 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Boston owns the American League's No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3.4 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring at home.

Boston won its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Twins on May 19. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Boston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Twins, a 5-1 final on Sunday in support of John Lackey at Target Field.

Chicago was a 6-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Angels. They lost as +111 underdogs, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors. Chicago didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-2 to Los Angeles on Sunday at Angel Stadium.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 8-2
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing LA Angels are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Red Sox at White Sox trends to consider:
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Boston is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
Boston is 8-2 SU in their last 10 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games
Chi White Sox are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at Chi White Sox, Tuesday, May 21