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Boston Red Sox Starter Brandon Workman Out to Silence Chicago Cubs Bats in MLB Contest

Chicago Cubs

vs

Boston Red Sox
Wednesday, July 02, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Fenway Park

The Boston Red Sox host Chicago on Wednesday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 38-46 mark against the 36-46 Cubs in MLB betting odds action at Fenway Park.

Chicago puts its faith in starter Travis Wood to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 7-6. Getting the ball for the Boston Red Sox is Brandon Workman, who owns a 1-1 record on the season with a 3.27 ERA.

Chicago Cubs vs Boston Red Sox Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Boston Red Sox as -144 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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Computer Prediction: Chicago Cubs vs Boston Red Sox Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.7-3.4 victory for the Cubs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago Cubs vs Boston Red Sox Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Red Sox sport a record of 38-46 heading into this matchup, while the Chicago Cubs sit at 36-46 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Chicago injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Boston Red Sox at No. 9 and the Chicago Cubs at No. 19 heading into this contest.

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How Chicago Cubs vs Boston Red Sox Stats Matchup

The game also pits Boston Red Sox No. 27-rated offense, averaging 3.71 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs defense that ranks No. 10 at 3.88 in runs allowed per game. The Boston Red Sox have averaged 8.19 hits per game so far, more than Chicago Cubs batters have averaged on the year (7.83 hits per game).

Defensively, Chicago features the No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.02 runs per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 at home, scoring 3.73 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cubs were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +167 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. Chicago got the job done in their last match in a 2-1 victory over Boston on Tuesday at Fenway Park behind starter Edwin Jackson.

Chicago Cubs vs Boston Red Sox Betting Odds Trends

Chi Cubs is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Chi Cubs is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games when playing Boston
Boston is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Washington, Friday, July 4th
Boston home to Baltimore, Friday, July 4th

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