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Baseball odds preview - Chicago vs. Boston

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July 17, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Chicago White Sox vs Boston Red Sox Odds

49-40TEAM RECORD46-44

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Chicago duelling Boston on Tuesday at Fenway Park.

It's a pitching duel between Jon Lester for the Red Sox (5-6 on the year) and Philip Humber for Chicago (3-4 so far).

View Chi White Sox vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Red Sox as -170 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 6-ranked Red Sox and the American League No. 5-rated White Sox in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 2 ranked American League offense (5 runs per game) against a White Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 in the American League at 4.1 runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have been averaging 9.3 hits per game, more than the White Sox have managed so far this season (8.9 hits on average).

Boston owns the American League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's American League No. 3-rated defense.

The White Sox were a 5-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -143 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. The White Sox endured a 5-1 loss at the hands of the Red Sox on Monday, with Dylan Axelrod throwing 6 2/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Fenway Park.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few White Sox at Red Sox trends to consider:
Chi White Sox are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
Chi White Sox are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Chi White Sox's last 22 games
Boston is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston's last 10 games at home
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Boston, Wednesday, July 18

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