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Moneyline Favors Boston Red Sox in MLB Battle with Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs


Boston Red Sox
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Fenway Park

The Boston Red Sox host Chicago on Tuesday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 38-45 mark against the 35-46 Cubs in MLB betting odds action at Fenway Park.

It's a pitching duel between Clay Buchholz for the Boston Red Sox (3-4 on the year) and Edwin Jackson for Chicago Cubs (5-8 so far).

Chicago Cubs vs Boston Red Sox Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Boston Red Sox as -160 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

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.8-3.5 win for the Cubs. A 3.8-3.5 result in favor of the Cubs is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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

38-45 Boston battles the Cubs, currently with a 35-46 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Chicago injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Boston Red Sox rated this week at No. 9 and the Chicago Cubs sitting at No. 19.

How Chicago Cubs vs Boston Red Sox Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Boston Red Sox No. 27 ranked offense (3.75 runs per game) against a Chicago Cubs defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 10 at 3.91 runs allowed per game. The Boston Red Sox have been averaging 8.19 hits per game, more than the Chicago Cubs have managed so far this season (7.84 hits on average).

Chicago brings the No. 10-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Red Sox's No. 15-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago was a 2-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Red Sox. They won as +146 underdogs, while the total score of 2 made winners of UNDER bettors. Chicago threw a shutout at Boston in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Jake Arrieta to defeat Boston 2-0 on Monday.

Chicago Cubs vs Boston Red Sox Betting Odds Trends

Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Boston's last 21 games
Boston is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Boston, Wednesday, July 2nd