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June 17, 8:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Boston Red Sox vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Sunday as the Red Sox of Boston swing away against the Cubs of Chicago.

Paul Maholm gets the call for the Chicago Cubs and he will try to build on a 4-5 mark. In the other dugout, Franklin Morales brings a 0-0 ledger to the game for the Red Sox as he tries to quiet the Cubs bats.

View Boston vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

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

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cubs rated this week at No. 14 and the Red Sox sitting at No. 7.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has the National League's No. 13-rated offensive output, at 8.3 hits per game. The Red Sox average 9.3 hits per game, good for No. 2 on the American League list.

Chicago owns the National League's No. 12 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Boston's American League No. 11-rated defense.

Boston won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Cubs on June 16. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -148 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Boston got the job done in their last match in a 4-3 victory over Chicago on Saturday at Wrigley Field behind starter Jon Lester.

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

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Chi White Sox are 2-8
After playing Boston are 3-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Red Sox at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
Boston is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Boston is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing Boston
Chi Cubs are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing Boston
Chi Cubs are 4-11 SU in their last 15 games

Next up:
Boston home to Miami, Tuesday, June 19
Chi Cubs at Chi White Sox, Monday, June 18

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