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ChiSox Serve up Struggling Shields to Blistering Bo Sox

James Shields (2-9, 6.28 ERA) has been nothing more than a sacrifice to the baseball gods since arriving in Chicago and will look to right the ship as his White Sox play an afternoon game at Fenway today. The Red Sox will send the 6’5” Rick Porcello (8-2, 3.76) to the mound tonight in search of his fourth straight quality start.

  • The White Sox are 0-6 in their last 6 games as a moneyline underdog of 210 or more.
  • The Red Sox are 6-2 in their last 8 games during the afternoon.
  • The White Sox have posted 3 OVERs in a row with James Shields as their starting pitcher.

James Shields has lasted just 8.2 innings through his three starts with the White Sox and has given up 21 earned runs in that limited time span. To be fair, he has faced three very potent offenses in the Tigers, Nats and Indians. He will, however, not be getting off easy in his fourth start as he takes the mound against a blistering BoSox lineup that has a +77 run differential.

David Ortiz will be licking his lips coming into this matchup. He has hit three home runs against Shields in his career and has 18 hits in 60 at-bats against the righty.

Rick Porcello is putting together one of the best seasons of his career and his team is 9-5 through his first 15 starts. The seven-year man has gotten six wins in six starts at Fenway this year and is in good position to stay undefeated at home in his start today against the struggling Shields.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Boston Red Sox were listed as -212 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 10 earlier at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 6.6-2.3 result in favor of the Red Sox. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago White Sox vs Boston Red Sox Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Red Sox sport a record of 39-32 heading into this matchup, while the Chicago White Sox sit at 36-36 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Chicago injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 9-rated Boston Red Sox and the league No. 29-ranked Chicago White Sox, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Boston Red Sox No. 1 ranked offense (5.61 runs per game) against a Chicago White Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 10 at 4.21 runs allowed per game. The Boston Red Sox have been averaging 10.25 hits per game, more than the Chicago White Sox have managed so far this season (8.22 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Boston has the No. 18-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the White Sox own the No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The White Sox enjoyed a 8-6 victory at the expense of the Red Sox on Wednesday, with J Quintana throwing 1.1 innings of 1-hit ball at Fenway Park.

Betting Trends
  • Chi White Sox is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games
  • Chi White Sox is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Chi White Sox is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games on the road
  • Boston is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Boston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
  • Boston is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home

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