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Boston Red Sox take on Cubs in baseball test

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June 15, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Boston Red Sox vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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The Boston Red Sox will look to grab an inter-league road victory when they take on the Cubs in Chicago at Wrigley Field on Friday in baseball action.

It's a pitching duel between Ryan Dempster for the Cubs (2-3 on the year) and Daisuke Matsuzaka for Boston (0-1 so far).

View Boston vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cubs were listed as -115 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 999 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 7-rated Red Sox taking on the National League's No. 14-rated Cubs in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Chicago's National League No. 14-ranked scoring average of 3.7 runs per game, against a Red Sox offense rated No. 2 and scoring 5.1 runs per game in the league. The Cubs have averaged 8.3 hits per game to date this season, less than the Red Sox hitters have managed (9.4 per nine innings).

Defensively, Boston features the American League's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the National League at home, scoring 3.8 runs per game.

In their last action, Boston was a 10-2 winner on the road against the Marlins. Bettors on Boston at +100 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Red Sox enjoyed a 10-2 victory at the expense of the Marlins on Wednesday, with Felix Doubront throwing 7 innings of 3-hit ball at Marlins Park.

Chicago was a 5-3 loser in its last match at home against the Tigers. They lost as +200 underdogs, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors. Chicago suffered a 5-3 loss against Detroit on Thursday, as Travis Wood wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Wrigley Field.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 3-3
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 5-1
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Red Sox at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at Chi Cubs, Saturday, June 16

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