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BoSox are Massive Road Faves in Sale's South Side Return

Making his first start against his former club since being traded for a slew of prospects in the offseason, Chris Sale (5-2, 2.34 ERA) should have more than enough motivation to put forth a strong effort in the South Side of Chicago tonight. He’ll square off with his old lefty running mate Jose Quintana (2-6, 4.82 ERA) in the contest with the White Sox ace trying to rebound from a rocky start against the Diamondbacks.

  • Chris Sale had a 3.88 ERA at Guaranteed Rate Field in 2016.
  • The Red Sox are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games as favorites against the White Sox.
  • The White Sox are 6-1 SU and 7-0 on the runline in their last 7 games at home.

Opening the BoSox as large road favorites, sportsbooks are banking on Boston correcting a trend that’s seen them struggle away from Fenway this season (10-13). The White Sox came from behind to get the 5-4 victory in yesterday’s series opener with their socked rivals, improving to 3-1 in their last four games as home underdogs.

Sale’s return to the Windy City is obviously the main storyline heading into the matchup this evening but Quintana’s potential to pitch a gem should not be ignored. He’s gone seven innings or deeper in three of his last five starts and he’s had a short memory, posting a quality start in all of his appearances a game after allowing four or more runs.

Chicago hitters may have a total of just 22 at-bats against Sale but they know him well as the 28-year-old vet threw every pitch of his pro career for the White Sox before he was traded in the winter.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Boston Red Sox listed as favorites of -174 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.9-3.5 win for the Red Sox. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Boston Red Sox vs Chicago White Sox Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago White Sox sport a record of 24-26 heading into this matchup, while the Boston Red Sox sit at 27-23 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Boston injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 13-ranked Chicago White Sox and the No. 1-rated Boston Red Sox in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Chicago White Sox No. 16-ranked scoring average of 4.6 runs per game, against a Boston Red Sox offense rated No. 12 and scoring 4.7 runs per game. The White Sox have averaged 8.56 hits per game to date this season, less than the Red Sox hitters have managed (9.06 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Boston owns the No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.35 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Red Sox were saddled with a loss last time out in D Price's start, as they lost 5-4 against Chicago on Monday at New Comiskey Park.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 14 of Boston's last 21 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
  • Chi White Sox is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Chi White Sox is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Chi White Sox is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Chi White Sox is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Chicago, Wednesday, May 31st